Posted on September 8th, 2018
With summer winding down, it’s time to make the most of it and enjoy the outdoors while we still can. If you’ve been enjoying the parks, beaches, harbor and the wealth of outdoor activities this summer, you can still find great spots with a relaxed vibe to help you enjoy these last days of the summer sun. There are a number of eateries with hidden patios in Boston that allow you to be social but with a more intimate vibe. Here are a few:
Enjoy a touch of la dolce vita right on Columbus Avenue at SRV, a fantastic place to enjoy pasta and Italian small plates of deliciousness on their patio. With ivy-covered brick walls and string lights casting a soft glow, you’ll feel transported to some charming little Italian café. The 40-seat patio is open throughout the season as long as it’s not raining.
If you’re in the mood for seafood, check out B&G Oysters on Tremont Street. Their sunken patio is surrounded by greenery and draped with string lights, and also features heat lamps when the evenings get cooler. Stretch out the summer vibe with their fabulous lobster roll or any of their seasonal seafood dishes and pair your meal with some of the 70 wines carefully chosen to complement the menu.
Rain or shine, you can always head over to South Boston and enjoy the courtyard of Publico Street Bistro & Garden on Dorchester. The courtyard is fully surrounded by the building, giving it a European feel, but the enclosure also features covered lounge areas, its own bar, and televisions. This is a spot to enjoy throughout the year because they also have a retractable roof, a fire pit, and heated floors, making it perfect for when those cooler days arrive and you’re not ready to give up on the outdoors.
Finally, if you’re working in the Financial District, a return to work doesn’t mean the end of summer socializing. Battery Park on Batterymarch Street has a narrow but stylish patio that is great for after-work drinks and dining, including Island Creek oysters. Walls of greenery give this patio a lush feel, but don’t let that stop you from playing a few games of Jenga, checkers, or cornhole, which happen to be on hand.
Wherever you go, sit back, relax, and enjoy the last days of summer sun and fun at one of the fun eateries with hidden patios in Boston before it’s time to break out the pumpkin spice and peppermint.
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