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10 best rooftop restaurants and bars in Boston

The sky is the limit for these round up of rooftops around the greater Boston area.


The views from the Long Bar and Terrance are impeccable.

We are trying to take our peak summertime vibes to new heights with a round up of rooftops to explore all summer long.

Outdoor, open air options

The Layover at Cunard Tavern, 24 Orleans St.
East Boston and sunset views go hand in hand, so take it up to the rooftop of Cunard Tavern for tropical vibes, skyline views, and bar snacks. The Layover is open for the summer on Thursday from 5-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4-11 p.m., and Sunday from 12-7 p.m. This patio is first come, first serve so get there early to secure a spot.

Legal Sea Foods, 270 Northern Ave.
Harborside new rooftop deck
Feast on classic New England fare with a side of waterfront views. This third floor rooftop offers year-round access with a retractable roof open for a shady summer — plus, glass walls and a fireplace for the winter.

Stratus, 800 Boylston St.
Head up to the 51st floor to experience this indoor-outdoor rooftop cocktail lounge and restaurant at the Prudential Center. This is the highest outdoor bar in Boston and requires a ticket to View Boston to enter.

Rooftop at the Envoy, 70 Sleeper St.
Find this bar and lounge seven levels above the harbor at The Envoy Hotel. This Seaport destination has some of the best views of the city plus cozy lounge seating, outdoor fireplaces, and a small bites menu to enjoy.

Seating at the Stratus-Lounge on the open air deck at View Boston.

Seating at the Stratus Lounge is first come, first served.

Photo by BOStoday

Indoor, rooftop views

Contessa, 3 Newbury St.
Find this aesthetic space atop The Newbury. Guests can dine in style all year at this Art Deco indoor rooftop restaurant.

Best of both worlds

Long Bar and Terrace — Raffles, 40 Trinity Place
One of the newest rooftops to explore, this luxury restaurant and spacious, outdoor deck is located on the 18th floor of the Raffles hotel. Treat yourself to a fancy sip in the sunshine.

Terra at Eataly, 800 Boylston St.
Transport yourself from Back Bay to an Italian terrace when you take a seat at this indoor + outdoor space.

Dorchester Brewing Co., 1250 Massachusetts Ave.
This Dot establishment has greenhouse-inspired space with views of the city so you can sip local brews all-season. If the sun is shining, grab draft beers, flights, ciders, alcoholic seltzers, and slushies to enjoy in the open air space.

A view of Lifted's dining room with a view of the city.

Take in skyline views with a delicious drink in hand at Lifted.

Courtesy of Omni Hotels & Resorts

Lifted Restaurant at The Omni Boston Hotel, 450 Summer St.
This Seaport eatery is a perfect tropical escape with rooftop views and poolside refreshments. Take a seat at the open-air tables on the fifth floor or enjoy the Havana vibes and air conditioning inside. Pro tip: Check out the Sunday parties this summer for pool access to take a dip.

Deck 12 at Yotel Boston, 65 Seaport Blvd.
Enjoy panoramic views of the Seaport with a cocktail or two in hand. This seasonal deck is perfect for summer and winter — turning into an après ski getaway in the city with chair lift seats and fondue eats.

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