The Best Summer Drinks & Cocktails in Boston

There is nothing better than a cold drink on a hot summer day. And when it comes to local restaurants, there is a lot of creativity between bars, clubs, and dining establishments to make delicious cocktails that can be enjoyed at brunch, lunch or dinner. Throughout Greater Boston there are many great outdoor bars, pop-up establishments, and restaurants serving everything from sweet cocktails to delicious IPAs in one of Boston’s public parks. Here is our quick guide to some of the best places to get a drink this summer. 

Frozen Cocktails: Frose & Other Great Cocktails

Frose (frozen Rose) have become increasingly popular in the Northeast. As the name suggests a frose is simply your favorite rose blended into an icy slush. Perfect for sipping as you walk around the city or having lunch, there are many great stops throughout the city of Boston that sell frose. Cisco Brewers in the Seaport, Little Donkey in Cambridge, & Domenic’s all have delicious frose beverages. Of course if rose isn’t your favorite frozen drink, you don’t have to look far to find another frozen cocktail. Buttermilk & Bourbon in Back Bay have a few great frozen mainstays on their cocktail menu including their frozen hurricane and their frozen voodoo. 

The Best Margaritas in Boston

Staying in the realm of citrus beverages, one summer favorite is the classic margarita. Boston has no shortage of restaurants serving up Latin American fare. From Cantina la Mexicana in Somerville to the frozen mango margarita at Cosmica Mexican Eatery & Bar in the south end there are a lot of great places to choose from. Wherever you go, you are sure to find delicious margaritas with various twists on the classic drink from using mezcal tequila to frozen beverages with a variety of great flavors to choose from. 

Best Outdoor Bars & Beer Gardens in Boston 

We would be remiss to skip over some of the best outdoor bars in the city of Boston. Especially when so many Bostonians feel most comfortable this summer drinking in open air facilities. The Landing at long wharf comes quickly to mind for grabbing a drink after work for everyone in downtown Boston. This bar looks over the Boston harbor and is the perfect place to get affordable drinks for your co-workers while you unwind after a long day. Similarly, there are a few pop-up establishments throughout downtown Boston that appear during the summer. Trillium often opens up their seasonal beer garden right on the Boston greenway during the warmer months. Best of all dozens of food trucks from Boston’s best restaurants often park all around this beer garden making it easy for people to grab a quick bite and a quick brew during the workweek. Alternatively, the popular brewery Night Shift has their beer garden Owls Nest right on the Charles River Esplanade. It’s the perfect place to set up a hammock or some outdoor games and watch as people sail around The Charles with a delicious IPA. 

Did We Miss Any? 

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Blarney Stone in Dorchester is one of my “go-to” spots, but I am looking to explore more of this and other cities this summer!


Blarney Stone has outdoor and great cocktails! Love the app ! Will post and share a great way to stay connected to friends ❤️

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