Drinks With A View
The best spots to enjoy open-air bar service with a bird’s-eye vantage.
Only a decade ago, finding open-air bar service with a bird’s-eye view in Boston was akin to stumbling upon a Yeti in the rainforest. But these days, things are looking up. Sky-high oases take all forms in nearly all neighborhoods, from casual, caps-are-okay Baseball Tavern in Fenway to Fort Point’s super-chic, mustwait-in-line-to-get-in spot Lookout Rooftop & Bar. What is it that makes craft cocktails, fruity umbrella drinks and local drafts taste better while one’s warming in the sun (or chilling under the stars) and enjoying city skylines and oceans views? The atmosphere. Definitely. in the city” crowd pulls up on boats for fresh seafood. 1 Eighth St., 617.337.0054 square feet of alfresco space and is outfitted with a vintage Airstream trailer-turned-bar, rusti-chic picnic tables, and stellar cityscapes. Working millennials, post-college grads and city dwellers dig into cocktails by the pitcher and spiked Cheerwine slushies. 40 West Third St., 617.658.3452 9
Legal Harborside looks out onto Boston Harbor. Left: the view from Pier 6.