5 Best Rooftop Bars in Boston

Summertime in Boston is great for a lot of things: soaking up the sun at your Forest Properties apartment, spending time in the historic city, and lounging atop a beautiful roof with a cool drink in hand. Sounds like the best way to spend a hot day, right? From afternoon spritzers to evening drinks, here are the 5 best rooftops in Boston to sit back and enjoy the bustling city below. 

A group of friends clinking their tropical drinks with one another.

Rooftop @ Revere

Known as one of the hippest and liveliest rooftops in the Theater District of Boston, the popular Revere Hotel boasts a rooftop bar that puts the icing on the cake – or in this case – ice in your drink! 

With more tropical drinks and shareable appetizers than you could imagine, this rooftop bar presents 270° views from a 7th-floor perch. Guests are welcome to purchase a day pass that includes use of the bar and glass enclosed pool, or you can come on up after 5pm for free.

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Lookout Rooftop Bar

The perfect summer mix includes cold drinks and waterfront views, and Lookout Rooftop Bar in the Seaport District of Boston delivers just that. Located on top of the Envy Hotel, this 8th-floor hotspot is the perfect combination of stylish lounge seating, upscale cocktails, and amazing views of the waterfront and city below. You would think people come for the drinks, but we hear the skyline and sunset views are hard to beat, too.

watermelon pool float in a blue pool on a summer day.

Colonnade Hotel

Whether you’re a visiting guest residing at the Colonnade Hotel or resident of The Fenway Portfolio in Back Bay, this 12th-floor rooftop bar is a great melting pot that embraces amazing views of Boston and modern amenities, including:

  • A rooftop pool to cool off in
  • Private cabanas
  • Rooftop bar and lounge area
  • Amazing views city views (including candy colored sunsets)

Good to Know: The rooftop at Colonnade Hotel is closed to the public on the weekends and reserved for hotel guests. However, non-hotel guests are welcome to lounge, swim, and drink during the week for a day pass fee. 

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Pier 6

Pier 6 is another harborside spot that it is well known to locals of Landing 53. Seeing the Boston skyline and surrounding harbor from Pier 6’s rooftop deck is something special… now just imagine having a cool summer drink in your hand and fresh seafood dish by your side!

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Globe Cafe & Bar

Whether you’re visiting for the food or drinks, Globe Cafe & Bar has one of the most summer-inspired menu selections we’ve come across in Boston. 

To start, the bright and colorful menu is exactly what you need to get yourself in the summer spirit. When it comes to drinks, the selection couldn’t be cooler. From whites to reds, bottled to draft, and shaken or stirred, the menu options at this rooftop will keep you coming back well through the summer.

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