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19 April
2019
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The Best Places to Grab a Cocktail al Fresco in Boston & What to try when you are there | By Rachel Bakish

Temps are up, real estate buyers and sellers are active, the magnolias have bloomed and we think it’s safe to say that spring has officially arrived in Boston. You know what that means? Yes, it’s patio season. Here’ssome of our favorite spots to soak in the sun and grab a cocktail al fresco.

From right to left: Mandarin-Thyme Fizz, Cinquecento Patio, #2 Fairbanks

Buttermilk & Bourbon
Lower Back Bay
Now that it’s starting to heat up in the city, you might need to cool off with a Frozen Voodoo: Pineapple, Sparkling Rose, Limoncello,Grey Goose, Fresh Lemon. This is the only restaurant on Comm Ave between Arlington St and Mass Ave.

Bistro du Midi
Lower Back Bay
Just steps from the Boston Common, sip on a Mandarin-Thyme Fizz: Tanqueray, Mandarin Juice, Thyme Syrup, Ginger Ale. This upscale cafe givesoff a very Parisian vibe.

Porto
Prudential
Have you begun working on that beach body? It could be time for a Juice Cleanse: Belvedere Vodka, St Germain, Lemon, Cucumber, BasilPuree. A large, covered outdoor space (with bar) is inviting in the warmer months.

Earls Kitchen + Bar
Prudential
At Earls they rotate a $5 special every month, year round. The drink for April is a Cosmo. Get them before they are gone! The massiveindoor/outdoor area in the back of the restaurant is undoubtedly the hot spot come the warmer months.

Deuxave
Upper Back Bay
Rosé season is back. Grab a glass of Rosé Sangria: Provence Rosé, Lillet Rosé, Aperol, Citrus, Cremant d’Alsace Rosé.

SRV
South End South
Boston’s first Venetian style wine bar, when you stop in get a #2 Fairbanks: Espòlon Tequila, Aperol, Elderflower, Citrus, Green Chartreuse.Their not-so-obvious outdoor space in the back is an intimate environment for a warm evening meal as well.

Cinquecento
SoWa
End a day visiting the SoWa Market with a Italian 575: Prosecco, Gin, Campari, Cocchi Americano, Lemon.

Beacon Hill Bistro
Flat of the Hill
Located three stories above bustling Charles Street, the Beacon Hill Hotel is home to one of Beacon Hill’s better roof decks. Sit in the sun and sipon some Strawberry Basil Lemonade: Vodka, House Made Strawberry Basil Balsamic Shrub, Lemon, Sparkling Water.

Kamakura
Financial District
This highly anticipated spot opened late in 2018. If you haven’t been yet, stop by and try a Kunoichi: Seasonal Sangria.

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