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A new outdoor drinking and dining destination comes to the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion

Harborlights Bar & Café opened to the public on August 13.

Written by
Eric Grossman

Local music fans haven't been able to enjoy performances this summer at the city's most popular spot for outdoor concerts, the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, but Live Nation New England has transformed part of the venue into the city's newest outdoor option for socially distanced fun: Harborlights Bar & Café.

Located along the Harborwalk, with scenic views of Boston Harbor, Harborlights Bar & Cafe offers a varied list of craft beers highlighted by selections from local stalwart Night Shift Brewing. Guests can also enjoy pizza from Regina Pizzeria, lobster rolls from Legal Sea Foods, and individually-packaged appetizers and sandwiches from Gourmet Caterers.

There's a socially distanced seating plan in place, with seating on the concourse as well as under the open-air VIP tent. And in honor of the musical environs, guests can rock out to curated playlists while drinking and noshing.

The cashless, all-ages venue, which features contactless ordering and payment, opened August 13 and will be open three days a week — on Thursdays and Fridays from 3pm-11pm, and Saturdays from 12pm-11pm — through October. Reservations for parties of up to five guests are available by emailing

Looking for other options for outdoor fun? Check out our guides to the best outdoor dining spots in Boston and the best beer gardens in Boston.

Finally, here's a reminder of what you can look forward to once concerts at the Pavilion are allowed to resume:

Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion

All images courtesy Live Nation

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