Rooftop bars Boston

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7 best rooftop bars in Boston [2021 update]

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Last updated: May 2, 2021


Boston is definitely not all Irish pubs and marathons. Have a look upwards and you can also find some really impressive Boston rooftop bars. From charming seaview terraces to more luxurious rooftop lounges, with both summer-season rooftop pools and winter-season rooftop igloos.

This ultimate guide will help you find the very best venues to have a drink with a view, packed with all info you need about each Boston rooftop: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more.

So, which is the best rooftop bar Boston? Just scroll down and find the Boston rooftop bar best suited for you. And here's a great website if you want to plan a trip to Boston.

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Rooftop bar Boston Pier 6 in Boston

Pier 6

$$$ | 2nd floor | Charlestown
  • Highlights
  • Waterfront restaurant
  • Sea views
  • Weekend brunch

One of Bostons absolute best waterfront dining destinations, that also comes with a rooftop bar offering one of the best views in the city. While only two floors up, the vistas over the Boston skyline and the harbor waterfront are simply amazing. Here you can enjoy classic New England dishes with a focus on fresh seafood both for lunch, dinner and as weekend brunch. The rooftop bar also offers drinks of the highest quality, ranging from crafted signature cocktails to a good selection of beers on draft and wine/champagne.

Rooftop bar Boston Over the Charles Rooftop Bar in Boston

Over the Charles Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 16th floor | Allston
  • Highlights
  • River & skyline views
  • Crafted experience
  • Laid-back

Over the Charles Rooftop Bar offers a laid-back and locally crafted rooftop bar experience, from the 16th floor of the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston - Cambridge. Ideally located along (and above) the Charles River, the aptly named rooftop bar comes surrounded with amazing views over both the scenic river and the city skyline. Up here you can enjoy locally-crafted beer and award-winning lagers, along with a selection of wines, cocktails, lemonade and lite fare.

Rooftop bar Boston Lookout Rooftop Bar Boston

Lookout Rooftop Bar Boston

$$$$ | 8th floor | Seaport District
  • Highlights
  • Amazing views
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Rooftop igloos

Perched on top of the Envoy Hotel in the Seaport District of Boston, the spacious 8th floor Lookout Rooftop Bar offers amazing and panoramic views over both the Boston skyline and the Boston Harbor. Stylish and modern in setting, the rooftop comes with large and comfy lounge sofas, and a bar serving a large selection of unique cocktails, crafted beers and fine wines. Also open in winter, when the terrace is home to some rellay cool rooftop igloos.

Rooftop bar Boston Rooftop @ Revere in Boston


$$$ | 7th floor | Boston Common
  • Highlights
  • Indoor pool
  • 360-view
  • Handcrafted cocktails

A fantastic rooftop bar, bringing a slice of Miami / Las Vegas to downtown Boston. Perched on top of the Revere Hotel Boston Common, the large rooftop deck and bar is a real summer destination with comfy sun loungers, private cabanas and great views over the Back Bay. Modern and luxurious in design, with a chill and trendy ambience, the Revere rooftop bar offers handcrafted cocktails and other refreshing drinks, along with a nice set of bites. Buy day pass / rent cabana for daytime lounging or visit without charge during summer nights.

Rooftop bar Boston Legal Harborside in Boston

Legal Harborside

$$$ | 3rd floor | Boston Waterfront
  • Highlights
  • Harbor views
  • 3 floors / 3 concepts
  • 27 wines by the glass

A multi-level seafood restaurant and bar, located on the Boston Waterfront, that comes with a roof deck and rooftop bar with breathtaking views over the water and harbor. Casual all-day dining on the first floor, more celebratory eating and cocktails on second, the Legal Harborside third floor and rooftop deck offers drinks and Sushi bites in a fun and vibrant atmosphere. Equipped with retractable glass walls and ceiling, making it a four-season rooftop.

Rooftop bar Boston The Sinclair in Boston

The Sinclair

$$$ | 2nd floor | Harvard Square/Cambridge
  • Highlights
  • Concert club
  • Weekend brunch
  • Cosy terrace

Located at Harvad Square in Cambridge, this place is mostly famous as a live music club where you can catch great acts several times a week. But it is also a restaurant that comes with a lovely and charming rooftop bar. Up on the roof terrace you have views of Boston's skyline and if you are lucky you can catch the magical sunset. The restaurant serves American gastro-pub dishes while the rooftop bar offers crafted signature cocktails along with a nice selection of IPA's and other beers.

Rooftop bar Boston RTP at Hotel Colonnade in Boston

RTP at Hotel Colonnade

$$$ | 12th floor | Downtwon/Back Bay
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • 360-view
  • Rooftop yoga

Colonnade Hotel in downtown Boston comes with a magical rooftop bar and one of few Boston rooftop pools. From the 12th floor terrace (called RTP) you get a very cool view of downtown Boston and its skyline, and even more so a luxurious setting with sun loungers, daybeds and cabanas available for rent. Only open during the warmer season and during daytime the rooftop pool is mainly a cooling retreat for guests at the hotel. After 5pm on weekdays the RTP is free for all to enjoy poolside bites and drinks like crafted cocktails, sangria and mules.

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City info

Rooftop bars Boston

Rooftop-grade: 6/10
Prime season: May-Sept
Residents: 4,3 millions
Climate: temperate

Boston has a temperate climate, which means hot summers and snowy and windy winters. So if you want to get the most out of your visit to one of the best rooftop bars Boston Ma, be sure to visit in the summer.

The terraces here often have a classic American style with overblown decor and great views of the city´s skyline and water.

"Rooftop bars Boston" is often three words that comes to mind when searching for a place to drink in the city. Here you'll find all the best places to drink with a view, in one place. On our map, you can find the best rooftops closest to your location.

About Boston

Boston is the largest city in the state of Massachusetts and the city is also the capital of the same state. Boston counts as a world city. Mainly thanks to the cultural bit as well great education and healthcare. Boston is also ranked as one of America's best sports cities. Teams like Bruins (NHL), Celtics (NBA), Patriots (NFL) and the Red Sox (MLB) all belong to the nation's best in their sport.