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(Boston, MA 4/29/17) Friends from left, Ashley Sloan, Jordan Vadhada, Charity Moore and Jessi Bradley enjoy a glass of Rose at the Lookout Rooftop and Bar at Envoy Hotel in the Seaport District in Boston on Friday, April 29, 2017. Staff photo by Nicolaus Czarnecki (Photo by Nicolaus Czarnecki/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images)

It’s summer which means we’re all looking for some rooftop bars in Boston with the most breathtaking views and delicious cocktails. The good news is, there are several to choose from. Whether it’s the rooftop of a hotel, a restaurant or whether it has a pool, there are so many different types of rooftop bars depending on which type of vibe you want. There are also several different areas you can find a great rooftop bar. From the North End to the Seaport to Southie, there really is a great rooftop bar for every walk of life.

Why do we love rooftop bars? Many of us love being outside, especially where we can see gorgeous views of the city. In the summer, being outside helps us relieve stress and reduce tension after a long day or week of work. It beats being inside which we do all year round. Summertime means being outside and drinking your favorite sangria, martinis, margaritas etc. Now the only drawback to rooftop bars is, there is only so much room. This means, you could be waiting for a long time just to get into your favorite spot. So the bottom line is, whatever your plan is, just be patient and plan for a long night.

For the most part, these bars are open during the summer months, although there some that may stay open year round and transform into the ultimate winter hot spot complete with igloos. Regardless, we’ll make sure we mention days and hours each bar is open so you can make your decision of when you’d want to visit.

These bars aren’t ranked in any way. They’re just mentioned based on reviews and choices you have in Boston for a beautiful summer night on the town. Enjoy!

  • Deck 12 Yotel in the Seaport

    Located on the 12th floor of the YOTEL Boston.  It has floor to ceiling windows and an amazing brunch scene on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10am.
    Dinner 5pm–10:30pm

    Dinner 5pm–11:30pm

    Brunch 10am–3pm / Dinner–5pm 11:30pm

    Brunch 10am–3pm / Dinner–5pm 10:30pm

    DECK 12

    Deck 12 at YOTEL Boston 65 Seaport BoulevardBoston, MA 02210 Hours Monday-ThursdayDinner 5pm-10:30pm FridayDinner 5pm-11:30pm SaturdayBrunch 10am-3pm / Dinner-5pm 11:30pm SundayBrunch 10am-3pm / Dinner-5pm 10:30pm *Reservations strongly encouraged

  • The Colonnade Boston’s Roof Top Pool

    This hotel in the Back Bay has been renovated a lot over the years. It is a 12th-floor pool deck and if you’re a non-hotel guest, there is a $45 per guest fee, plus a $20 minimum on food and drink. 

    Boston Hotels with Rooftop Pools | The Colonnade Hotel

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  • Contessa

    Contessa indulges your senses with a nod to the city’s Italian-American heritage from our Ken Fulk designed, modern glass terrace that offers sweeping views of the Back Bay.


    Breakfast | Monday to Friday | 7:30am to 11am

    Lunch | Monday to Friday | 11:30am to 2:30pm

    Brunch | Saturday & Sunday | 7:30am to 2:30pm

    Dinner | Sunday to Wednesday | 5pm to 10pm, cocktails served until 12am | Thursday to Saturday | 5pm to 11pm, cocktails served until 1am

    Contessa Ristorante - Italian Fine Dining in Boston and Miami

    Enjoy one of the most glamorous and exceptional Italian restaurants in America in Boston's Back Bay or Miami's Design District.

  • Legal Harborside

    One of the bars that is open year round due to its retractable roof.

    Opening hours:Sun-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11am–12am

    Legal Harborside - Rooftop Bar Boston

    Everything about Legal Harborside rooftop bar in Boston. Opening hours, booking link, dress code, pictures and much more.

  • Dorchester Brewing Co.

    Enjoy drafts and flights and food from its on-site restaurant M&M.  Tours are held from 1-4pm on Saturdays.

    Opening hours:Tue-Sat 11:30am-11pm; Sun-Mon 11:30am-9pm

    Drink Great Craft Beer in the Heart of Boston - Dorchester Brewing Co.

    Love craft beer? Dorchester Brewing Company is Boston's newest Tap Room and Brewery serving up fresh craft beer!

  • Blue Owl Rooftop

    Located at 907 Main Street Cambridge, Blue Owl is the brain child of executive chef Justin Urso.  Enjoy delicious cocktails and street food from all over the world. 

    Opening hours:Wed—Sat 4—11pm

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  • Rooftop @ Revere Hotel

    On top of the Revere Hotel where the Theater District meets the Back Bay, this bar boasts a beautiful pool and a 270-degree vantage point.  

    Opening hours:Daily 11am–midnight


    Kick back in your own private cabana and you may forget you're in the heart of Boston. Sitting atop the Revere Hotel, where the Theater District meets the Bac

  • Lookout Rooftop and Bar

    On top of the Envoy hotel in the Seaport, you can sip on trendy cocktails and small bites.

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    Welcome to Boston's most visionary hotel. The Envoy Hotel is a bold new direction in accommodations, welcoming visionaries who eschew the ordinary.

  • Daedalus

    This roofdeck is made from a former greenhouse. It’s right on the outskirts of Harvard Square. You can go right after work or if you want, they have a delicious brunch weekends.


    It's easy to forget about the stalwarts, but Daedalus, housed in a former greenhouse on the outskirts of Harvard Square, deserves another look. The roof deck he

  • The Sinclair

    Also in Harvard Square, Cambridge, this rooftop bar offers signature cocktails with a gorgeous view of the city. Enjoy live music downstairs as well.

    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: Closed
    Wednesday: Closed
    Thursday: Closed
    Friday: from 19.30
    Saturday: from 19.30
    Sunday: Closed

    The Sinclair - Rooftop Bar Boston

    Everything about The Sinclair rooftop bar in Boston. Opening hours, booking link, dress code, pictures and much more.

  • Sam Adams Boston Taproom

    15,000 square feet of deliciousness. Views aren’t the best but the variety of beers on top is.

    Opening Hours

    Monday: 11.30 – 21.00
    Tuesday: 11.30 – 21.00
    Wednesday: 11.30 – 21.00
    Thursday: 11.30 – 21.00
    Friday: 11.30 – 22.00
    Saturday: 11.30 – 22.00
    Sunday: 11.30 – 21.00

    Samuel Adams Boston Taproom

    The Sam Adams Boston Taproom opened its doors on January 30, 2020 at 60 State Street steps away from the iconic Samuel Adams statue in Faneuil Hall. The taproom is 15,000 square feet consisting of 3 floors including our rooftop outdoor deck and our lower level featuring beer hall style tables perfect for larger groups.

  • Felipe’s Taqueria

    A casual Mexican spot in Harvard Square, this restaurant has some of the most stunning views.

  • The Lexington

    Complete with retractable windows, The Lexington is in Cambridge Crossing. There is a full service eatery and amazing cocktails.

    The Lexington | Geppetto | Cafe Beatrice feat. Rooftoop Bar, Outdoor Dining, Cafe To-Go

    A new cafe, bar + restaurant with roof deck, and an Italian ristorante. Join us early, mid-day, after work, dinner, or late night. Fresh made food every day.

  • Pier 6

    Have some drinks overlooking the historic Charlestown Navy Yard and the USS Constitution on the roof deck.  You’ll have panoramic views of the Boston skyline. 

    Pier 6 | Boston Waterfront

    A waterfront restaurant destination with panoramic views of the city skyline and Boston Harbor.

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