When nice weather finally arrives, there’s no better way to spend a sunny afternoon than clutching a cold glass beneath an umbrella in a beer garden in Boston—it’s one of our favorite things to do in summer. Many of these outdoor drinking locales are known for their scenic patio bars, with some set up in taproom parking lots or on rooftops. Once you've snagged a table (you may need to make a reservation), you can order tasty treats to enjoy while you sip beer from top local breweries. (And during normal times, check out the best craft beer bars in Boston to knock hard-to-find brews off your sudsy bucket list.) Find a comfortable spot and settle in for the evening with our guide to the best beer gardens in Boston.
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