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).

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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!