Boston, MA– Yes, it's unreasonably windy today, but I swear, it's spring. And here in Boston, we appreciate being able to sit and eat outside, even if it may be a little brisk. We've been cooped up inside for months; any opportunity to eat outdoors is very tempting.
Eater published a list of restaurant patios that are already open, and we've taken the laborious effort of finding the best ones for you! Enjoy (in no particular order).
- Deep Ellum (477 Cambridge St., Allston, Boston): One of my favorite spots in Boston, this gastropub has excellent food and a wide array of beers. Its patio isn't the "watch all the people walk by and look cool" type, as it's hidden in the back. But it's a great spot to hang with coworkers after work and enjoy some sun.
- Trillium Brewing Company (50 Thomson Pl., Fort Point, Boston): Staying with the theme of slightly-hipster beer-focused establishments, most Bostonians have heard of Trillium. Even in the middle of the winter, I've seen lines stretching out of this place for blocks. I can't imagine their BRAND NEW rooftop bar is going to make getting in any easier, but if you can get in, you will not be disappointed.
- Naco Taco (297 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge): Getting a little more foody and a little less beer-y, Naco Taco has a spacious outdoor area that is open anytime it's even vaguely pleasant weather. The interior is not bad, but this patio is what makes this place shine. Get a Modelo, kick back, and pretend you're on a beach, not in some sprawling metropolis.
- The Barking Crab (88 Sleeper St., Seaport District, Boston): This patio is open Thursday-Sunday until Memorial Day weekend, after which it will be open daily. It's a tent-covered outdoor area that is literally on the water. What else do you need to know?
- Bistro du Midi (272 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): If you're feeling especially fancy, this French restaurant is located right across the street from the Public Gardens. Sip some mimosas on a weekend morning with your friends, and try not to make the nearby pedestrians très jealous.
Enjoy the fresh air!