Winter always seems long in Boston, but this winter was an F-ing nightmare! The cold and snow seemed to last forever. But, at the first hint of spring in New England we all run outside, shun our LL Bean boots and snow pants and start sunning our pasty white skin.
If you’ve ever been to Boston, you know we’re pretty short on space.
And while there is plenty of green area to be found for sunning in the Public Garden and Common, the BPD don’t look to happy when you crack open a cold one or start mixing a mojito.
Enter, the roof deck.
Boston is getting hip to the roof deck game, with local bars, hotels and restaurants now offering a spot to enjoy food and drink while taking in the skyline view.
Here are some of my favorite roofdecks in Boston.
One of my favorites. Yea it’s not very sexy, but where else can you listen to the cheers at Fenway and drink next to a mini replica of the Green Monster? For pre-game events, you can’t beat the location, and the atmosphere is always light and fun.
I’ve spent many a night at the roof deck bar in the Rattlesnake, mostly for two reasons. One, the prime location right in the heart of the Back Bay, and two, because food is served until 2am, winner! The roof bar offers a reprieve from the busy street below, right in the center of the city.
For a sexy and sophisticated vibe, head to the Rooftop at the Revere Hotel. Not only are there lush green spaces, comfy cabanas and even a pool, but the rooftop allows full or half day stays for a small fee. If you’re looking for a bit of luxury on a hot day, make this spot first on your list.
One of Boston’s best gems is the North End. The old school feel, coupled with some awesome food, makes it a must visit spot anytime you’re in town. But, Ristorante Fiore has a special claim, being the only heated roof deck in the neighborhood. Transport yourself back to a cafe in the old country with a bit of vino here.
Roof deck and beer, where do I sign up? My favorite area of Boston has always been the waterfront, and the view from this spot does not disappoint. Right on Seaport Boulevard, the cooler water breezes will absolutely cool you down on one of those hot Boston summer days.
If you love the atmosphere of the Atlantic Beer Garden but are looking for something a bit stronger to drink, head over to it’s sister spot, The Whiskey Priest. With over 100 different types of the nectar of the Gods, it’s very easy to warm up on a cool summer night.
Love a good roof deck? Where are some of your favorite spots?