Boston Rooftop Bars: Booze and Views Part 1

Boston Rooftop Bars: Booze and Views Part 1

In a city that lacks happy hour specials, Boston sure compensates with incredible views.  Whether you’re looking for a swanky sunset spot or a sports bar with a view, these Boston rooftop bars are sure to impress. 

Rooftop Pool and Bar at the Colonnade Hotel

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Soak up the sun and killer views from the Rooftop Pool and Bar at the Colonnade Hotel. Painted as an urban oasis in the heart of Back Bay, the RTP allows guests to rent private cabanas and take advantage of poolside dining and drink menus.

What to know:

Reservations are required 48 hours in advance.
Only hotel guests have access to the rooftop pool between Friday and Sunday. 
After 5:00pm guests must be at least 21 years of age.

Deck 12 at Yotel Hotel 

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This swanky seaport hotel offers an incredible rooftop bar located 12 stories up. With outdoor and indoor rooftop space open year-round, Deck 12 at the Yotel Hotel is a must for summer nights. 

What to know: 

A “smart casual” dress code is enforced.

Lookout Rooftop and Bar, Envoy Hotel

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Offering panoramic views of Boston harbor, the Lookout Rooftop and Bar at Envoy Hotel is not to be missed. Patrons can chow down on creative brunch, lunch, or dinner menus in addition to a perfectly-paired wine list.

What to know:

After 4:00pm guests must be at least 21 years of age.

Top Deck at Cunard Tavern

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Top Deck at Cunard Tavern is a swanky East Boston rooftop restaurant and bar open between April and September. A hearty brunch menu, delicious dinner menu, and awesome drinks-to-go are waiting for you!

What to know: 

Reservations are required.
Top Deck is available to rent out for private functions.

Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill

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While there’s several Tony C’s locations scattered across Massachusetts, it’s the Seaport location that boasts the best views. We love Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill thanks to its location and ample televisions streaming sports.  

What to know: 

Reservations recommended as this place gets busy on weekends.


Boasting the largest outdoor space in Boston,  Rooftop@Revere is the perfect combination of swanky and sultry. Located in the Theatre District with expansive views of Back Bay, this hotel offers more than just a place to sleep. 

What to know: 

The rooftop dinner menu is small—but you’re here for the views right? 

Pier 6

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Cool down at the hottest Charlestown second-story bar this summer. Located near the Navy Yard, Pier 6 is easily accessible by foot or water taxi (more information here) from Boston’s North End. Also featured on our Boston’s Best Seafood restaurants round up, Pier 6 won’t disappoint your stomach. 

What to know:

Given its proximity to the water, expect a cool breeze. 
Parking near Pier 6 can be difficult—and costly—to obtain.


daedalus boston rooftop

Described as “Harvard Square’s hidden gem”, Daedalus not only features American fare with modern twists but also unique views of Cambridge. Take advantage of the unique scotch and port list when it’s time for a night cap. 

What to know: 

The maximum party size is 4.