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Rooftop Bars Boston

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Rooftop Bar Boston
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Boston Rooftop Guide

Updated:January 21, 2024

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 waterfront 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 sip with a view, packed with all info you need about each rooftop bar Boston worth a visit: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more.

While not a top rooftop-city in the US (yet), Boston do get more and more elevated spots to drink and dine sky-high. So, which is the best rooftop bar Boston? Just scroll down and find the Boston rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

17 best rooftop bars in Boston

Rooftop bar Boston Stratus at View Boston in Boston

Stratus at View Boston

$$$$ | 51st floor | Back Bay
  • Highlights
  • Highest
  • 360° views
  • Cocktail experience

Covering the top floors of the Prudential Center, View Boston invites to a sky-high and unforgettable Bostonian experience. Set over 3 floors, the venue includes a 52nd floor observation deck, a 50th floor bistro, and the 51st floor rooftop bar Stratus. Here, a modern interior leads out to New England's highest outdoor roof deck, surrounded with stunning panoramic views over all of Boston. Made to elevate any cocktail experience, the rooftop menu features a great selection of seasonal signature cocktails, paired with tasty bar bites.

Rooftop bar Boston Six \ West in Boston

Six \ West

$$$ | 14th floor | South Boston
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Weekend brunch
  • Rooftop Greenhouses

Located at the entrance to South Boston, Cambria Hotel does not only serve as a great place to stay, it also offers one of the top rooftop bars Boston has to offer, called Six \ West. Sleek and stylish in decoration, the impressive terrace is framed with panoramics over the Boston skyline. Perfect for sunny or sunset outings, but also available during winter, thanks to some cool rooftop greenhouses. Enjoy beer, wine, and curated cocktails, an all-day menu of modern dishes, or a weekend rooftop brunch.

Rooftop bar Boston Terra at Eataly Boston in Boston

Terra at Eataly Boston

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Back Bay
  • Highlights
  • Italian
  • Garden oasis
  • Earth & fire

Found on the third floor of the Italian food destination Eataly Boston, Terra is a wood-burning grill restaurant & rooftop bar, inviting to a lush, authentic and warm setting. Mainly an interior garden oasis, but during summer, the 2,000-square-feet Terra Rooftop Lounge opens up, taking the lush experience outdoors. Inspired by earth and fire, the Terra menu centers around a wood-burning Italian grill, offering playful dishes perfect to share, complemented with herb-infused cocktails, rare wines, and barrel-aged beers.


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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 Boston rooftop bar experience, from the 16th floor of the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston - Cambridge. Starting June 6, the rooftop invites to their fourth annual crafted summer season. Take in unparalleled scenic Charles River and city skyline views while enjoying a selection of local Jack's Abby Craft Lager brews and lite bites, as well as weekly trivia challenges and live music.

Rooftop bar Boston Deck 12 at YOTEL in Boston

Deck 12 at YOTEL

$$$ | 14th floor | Seaport
  • Highlights
  • Year-round
  • 360° views
  • Weekend brunch

Floating above the Seaport District, Deck 12 offers year-round elevated fun, mixing food and drinks with amazing Boston views. Perched on the 12th floor of the YOTEL Boston, the rooftop holds a sleek indoor lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, leading out to a spacious open-air terrace. The rooftop bar serves a nice selection of seasonal and house cocktails, beers and wine, as well as a rotating series of locally-inspired dishes. Visit for late afternoon snacks and cocktails, a sunset dinner or to munch on the weekend rooftop brunch.

Rooftop bar Boston Lookout Rooftop Bar Boston

Lookout Rooftop Bar Boston

$$$$ | 8th floor | Seaport
  • 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 Boston offers amazing and panoramic views over both the city skyline and the Boston Harbor. Stylish and modern in setting, the rooftop comes with large and comfy lounge sofas, and a bar serving a wide 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 Contessa Boston in Boston

Contessa Boston

$$$$ | 17th floor | Back Bay
  • Highlights
  • Italian-inspired
  • Skyline views
  • Luxurious

Opened in summer 2021, Contessa is a modern and glamorous Boston rooftop destination, perched on top of The Newbury Boston. Inspired by the old-world resorts of Europe and northern Italian estates, the luxurious rooftop is designed like a conservatory and it feels like a garden in the sky, surrounded by panoramic views over the Boston skyline. Offering grand Italian trattoria-style menu's from breakfast to late dinner, here you can indulge in plenty of tasty Italian dishes, as well as signature cocktails and a wine cellar that holds 749 unique wines.

Rooftop bar Boston Dorchester Brewing Company in Boston

Dorchester Brewing Company

$$ | 2nd floor | Dorchester
  • Highlights
  • Skyline views
  • 20 taps
  • 4-sason Hopservatory

This rooftop bar Boston is a little slice of heaven for the craft beer lovers. With a nice grund floor tap room, game room and outside patio, the second floor at DBco is even more impressive. Here you find both a large outdoor rooftop terrace, as well as a spacious greenhouse Hopservatory, wich means all-season rooftop sipping to fantastic views over the Boston skyline. There is a 20 line tap system that include plenty of house beers. Sample a tasting flight or grab a full pour, together with food from M&M BBQ.

Rooftop bar Boston Rooftop @ Revere in Boston


$$$ | 7th floor | Boston Common
  • Highlights
  • Summer hot-spot
  • 360-view
  • Handcrafted cocktails

A stylish 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 Blue Owl Rooftop Bar in Boston

Blue Owl Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 5th floor | Central Square / Cambridge
  • Highlights
  • Stylish
  • Global street food
  • New 2021

Perched on top of the Sonder | 907 Main Hotel in the heart of Cambridge, Blue Owl Rooftop Bar is a new addition to the Boston rooftop scene, opening late 2021. Part industrial-chic indoor lounge and part brigh and airy rooftop terrace, the Blue Owl serves a buzzing selection of signature and seasonal cocktails, as well as crafted beers, ciders, wines, and a a globally-inspired and elevated street-style food menu. All overlooking Central Square and the Cambridge rooftops.

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 Sam Adams Boston Taproom in Boston

Sam Adams Boston Taproom

$$$ | 2nd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Spacious
  • 20 taps
  • 'Comedy On Tap'

Opened in early 2020, the impressive 15,000 square feet Sam Adams Boston Taproom is set over three floors, with a spacious rooftop outdoor deck on top. Suitably located just steps away from the Samuel Adams statue in downtown Boston, here you can choose from 20 taps including the favorite Sam Adams beers, a lineup of research and innovation brews and also a gluten-free option. A great rooftop bar Boston for both the beer connoisseur and the after work crew.

Rooftop bar Boston TopDeck at Cunard Tavern in Boston

TopDeck at Cunard Tavern

$$ | 4th floor | Jeffries Point
  • Highlights
  • Harbor & skyline views
  • Summer destination

Found in East Boston, Cunard Tavern is local favorite spot for globally inspired pub fare and drinks, served at the first floor dining room and bar year round. But for a more elevated experience, you need to time a summer visit at the top floor TopDeck. Quite small but highly charming, the rooftop comes with an old shipping container as bar, as well as fantastic views over the Boston harbor and skyline. Enjoy craft beer and specialty cocktails in a fun-filled and relaxed atmosphere.

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 Daedalus Restaurant in Boston

Daedalus Restaurant

$$$ | 2nd floor | Harvard Square / Cambridge
  • Highlights
  • Year-round
  • Lush
  • Restaurant & bar

Found on the outskirts of Harvard Square in Cambridge, Daedalus Restaurant and Bar have been serving drinks, food and relaxing vibes for over 20 years. Set in a former greenhouse, the multi-level venue comes with a charming rooftop terrace. Lush and open-air during the warmer months, and covered and heated during winter, here you can enjoy a filling, seasonal and modern American food menu, while the two bars serves everything from signature cocktails to a rotating selection of draughts and plenty of premium spirits.

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. At nights on weekdays the RTP is free for all to enjoy poolside bites and drinks like crafted cocktails, sangria and mules.

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 venue 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.

Rikard Fredricson
Rikard Fredricson

Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.

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City info

Rooftop bars Boston

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

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, even though more and more rooftops also offer a winter setting.

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

While not packed with elevated places to drink and dine with a view, there is a rooftop bar Boston for everyone. You just have to find it. To help you out, this guide present all the best venues to sip with a view, gathered 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. Here's a great website if you want to plan a trip to Boston.