A working listing of native patios which can be open at Boston eating places and bars


The spring-like weather is finally here and with it comes a light at the end of a wintry tunnel: terraces.

Patios feel especially necessary this year. Due to the social distancing required due to the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants have had to significantly limit the number of customers they can accommodate in their indoor dining rooms. Last year, the city of Boston ran a temporary outdoor dining program to help restaurants provide additional seating. In this way, restaurants that do not yet have their own terrace area can extend their seats to parking spaces and alleys. This year, the outdoor dining program begins on March 22nd, with the exception of North End restaurants, which are allowed to open their temporary courtyards on April 1st.

Some restaurants that are already permitted to eat outside offer terrace seating all winter. They use fire pits and igloos to keep customers warm. Others opened their terraces sporadically, depending on the weather, or made their outdoor debut in recent weeks.

Take a look below at some of Boston restaurants that currently have terrace dining or plan to launch in the weeks and months to come. Please check back as we update this list later this spring.

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Currently open:

Niche (50 Lovejoy Wharf, Boston)

Aquitaine (11 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill)

Ashmont Grill (555 Talbot Ave., Boston)

Atwoods Tavern (877 Cambridge St., Cambridge)

B&G Oysters (550 Tremont St., Boston)

Barcelona Wine Bar (525 Tremont St., Boston; 1700 Beacon St., Brookline)

Bianca (47 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill)

Bogenmarkt (1 Bogenmarktweg, Somerville)

Branch line (321 Arsenal St., Watertown)

Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen (190 N. Beacon St., Boston)

Brendan Behan Pub (378 Center St., Boston)

Brewer’s fork (7 Moulton St., Boston)

Buttermilk & Bourbon (160 Commonwealth Ave., Boston)

Café Landwer (900 Beacon St., Boston; 383 Chestnut Hill Ave., Boston)

Cambridge Brewing Co. (1 Kendall Square, Cambridge)

Chickadee (21 Drydock Ave., Boston)

City Tap House (10 Boston Wharf Road, Boston)

City Works (91 Arsenal Yards Blvd., Watertown)

Coppersmith (40 W. Third St., Boston)

Davios Northern Italian Steakhouse (50 Liberty Dr., Boston)

Devlins (332 Washington St., Boston)

Dorchester Brewing Co. (1250 Massachusetts Ave., Boston)

Serious drinks at Gracie’s Ice Cream (399 Binney St., Cambridge)

Harvest (44 Brattle St., Cambridge)

Loyal Nine (660 Cambridge St., Cambridge)

Mamalehs (1 Kendall Square, Cambridge)

Mare Oyster Bar (223 Hanover St., Boston)

Naco Taco (297 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge)

Noir (1 Bennett St., Cambridge)

Petit Robert Bistro (480 Columbus Ave., Boston)

Rochambeau (900 Boylston St., Boston)

Scampo (215 Charles St., Boston)

Sophia’s Grotto (22 Birch St., Boston)

The Bowery Bar (2261 Dorchester Ave., Boston)

The dial (907 Main St., Cambridge)

Thistle & Leek (105 Union St, Newton)

Trattoria il Panino (280 Hanover St., Boston)

Vincent’s (233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave., Cambridge)

Woods Hill Pier 4 (300 Pier 4 Blvd., Boston)

Coming soon:


50Kitchen (1450 Dorchester Ave., Boston)

Sam Adams Boston Taproom (60 State St., Boston)

Trina’s Starlite Lounge (3 Beacon St., Somerville)


A&B Kitchen + Bar (115 Beverly St., Boston)

Alibi Bar & Lounge (215 Charles St., Boston)

Assagio (29 Prince St., Boston)

Atlantic (600 Harrison Ave., Boston)

Back Bay Social Club (867 Boylston St., Boston)

Bambara (25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge)

Bar Mezzana (360 Harrison Ave., Boston)

Black Lamb (571 Tremont St., Boston)

Bricco (241 Hanover St., Boston)

Citrus & Salt (142 Berkeley St., Boston)

Distraction Beer Co. (2 Belgrade Ave., Boston)

Ducali (289 Causeway St., Boston)

Continue to play! (82 Lansdowne St., Boston)

Grand Tour (314 Newbury St., Boston)

Loretta’s last call (1 Lansdowne St., Boston)

Lucia (415 Hanover St., Boston)

MIDA (782 Tremont St., Boston)

Porto (Ring Road, Boston)

Quattro (264 Hanover St., Boston)

Row 34 (383 Congress St., Boston)

Choose Oyster Bar (50 Gloucester St., Boston)

State Park (1 Kendall Square, Cambridge)

Sweet Cheeks Q (1381 Boylston St., Boston)

The Lansdowne Pub (9 Lansdowne St., Boston)

The Lexington (100 N. First St., Cambridge)

The Quiet Few (331 Sumner St., Boston)

Upper deck in the Cunard Tavern (24 Orleans St., Boston)

Three Cats (470 Center St., Boston)


Orfano (1391 Boylston St., Boston)

Shore Vacation (11 William E. Mullins Way, Boston)


Roof at Six / West (6 W. Broadway, Boston)

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