Fresh Food + Fresh Air

Boston Common in the summer — check out all that green!

It’s *finally* that time of year again. The sun is shining and actually emitting heat, flowers are blooming and every day there’s more green on the trees. So what’s the best way for a foodie to take advantage of this incoming summer weather? By requesting outdoor seating. Imagine looking out over the harbor at sunset while you savor selections from Legal Harborside’s raw bar. Or watching people stroll through Fenway while you sip on sake at Hojoko. What better way to enjoy amazing food and amazing weather? Lucky for you Spots did all of the hard work, so all you have to do is go to the Spots app and search for our “Outdoor Space” tag! There are hundreds of patios, yards, and decks around the city, but here is a small sampling of the list:

Legal Harborside at sunset.

Legal Harborside — While you have three levels of patio seating and decks to choose from, we recommend the rooftop lounge — it has a retractable glass roof. The menu on this floor is a little smaller, but you can enjoy your raw bar selections and maki while having some of the best Boston sunset views.

B&G Oysters’ sunken patio.

B&G Oysters — The patio at B&G Oysters is sunken, with plenty of green around you. It’s refreshing and creates a pleasant atmosphere for a summer night. Any entree is going to be amazing, but we recommend sharing an order of the Chicken Fried Skate Wing with the table!

Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant’s patio seating.

Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant — There are two patios here, and on either one you can grab a blanket to keep warm if it gets chilly outside. We recommend taking advantage of the tapas menu and trying a wide variety of items. The “Charcuteria and Preserves” are a good place to start!

Hojoko’s outdoor seating is right by the Verb Hotel pool.

Hojoko — Watch people stroll through the Fenway neighborhood as you enjoy Japanese style tapas like Torched Uni and sip on one of Hojoko’s amazing signature cocktails.

Charlie’s Beer Garden is just to the left of the main restaurant.

Charlie’s Kitchen — Sometimes you just want a casual night out and to enjoy a burger and a beer. Pro-tip: skip the main restaurant and grab a seat in the Beer Garden off to the side. You can still enjoy the full food menu as well as 18 draught beers (and more), but you get the added benefit of fresh air and a nice breeze.

Those five spots should get you off to a good start in your outdoor eating adventures, and if you come across any places with outdoor seating options that we don’t have tagged be sure to email us at!

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