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Now Open: The Harpoon Keg Yard in Boston

Beer / July 11, 2017 / 6 Comments.

harpoonAs soon as the weather hits “not-freaking-freezing” in Boston, day-drinkers are all about establishments with patios, porches, or gardens.

To appease the masses (and to obviously make some cash money), Harpoon Brewery opened its own beer garden, dubbed “Keg Yard.” According to The Metro, this new bar will be open on weekends all summer long through October.

Harpoon will have six types of beers on tap, including Harpoon IPA, Camp Wannamango, UFO White, UFO Huckleberry, Harpoon Cider, as well as a rotating tap that may feature the House Golden. You won’t even have to step foot inside the establishment to grab a glass – or one of Harpoon’s famous, warm pretzels for that matter. Besides for food (like warm pretzels) and beer (like UFO White), Key Yard will have yard games (like a giant Jenga), and lawn chairs (like… regular lawn chairs) to chill in.

So if you’re in Boston, you’re looking for a place to drink, and you like sunlight, head on over to the Keg Yard and do a keg stand! (But don’t really because you’ll probably just get kicked out. Just enjoy your beer and sit like a normal person, OK? Thanks.)

The Harpoon Keg Yard is the perfect weekend beer garden. And if you’re a little closer to Vermont than Boston, no worries. Harpoon has a great brewery in Windsor, VT. There might not be giant Jenga, but there’s plenty of beer and outdoor seating!

Wicked Cool Boston Rooftop Bars for a Wicked Hot Summer

Featured Story / June 28, 2017 / No Comments.

Temperatures are finally starting to hit 80 degrees. The humidity is setting into the city. It’s been officially summer for a whole week now.

Us Bostonians are never happy. It’s too cold. It’s too hot. But let’s be real- I think we all would choose the humidity over the freezing snow. I don’t know about you, but I’m wicked pumped to finally hang at all of my favorite Boston rooftop bars and drank some dranks with my buds!


The only lights that aren’t going to give you a sunburn is the light at the end of the tunnel of a long work day and the one lighting the sign to your favorite bar. The oasis awaits. Patios and rooftop bars are finally open and it’s time to get some R&R with your pals in the sunshine. Here are a few place in our beloved city of Boston where you can crack open a few brews while beating the summah’ heat.

Rooftop @ Revere
Located in the Revere Hotel, this rooftop pool and bar will answer all your summer prayers.
Recommended Drinks:
– The Hamma Slammah: Hammer & Sickle Vodka, Red Bull, cucumber, simple syrup and Sriracha
– Lady on Charles: Don Julio, grapefruit, Lillet Blanc, and agave nectar

tmg-article_tall;jpeg_quality=20The Colonnade Hotel Rooftop Pool
Be transported to the tropics without ever leaving Back Bay.
Recommended Drinks:
– Jalapeno Margarita: Tanteo Jalapeno infused Tequila, Lime
– Cucumber Rosemary: Effen Cucumber Vodka, fresh rosemary, lime and cucumber water

Located in the Envoy Hotel, you’ll find sweeping city skyline views of Boston and the harbor.
Recommended Drinks:
– Lookout Gives You Wings: Stoli Orange, Frutations Cranberry syrup, Redbull Orange
– City Side Sangria: Rosé, Crème de Peche Liqueur, strawberries, oranges, apples, and a splash of Ginger Ale

The Baseball Tavern
A baseball throw away from Fenway- literally. Overlooking the beloved ballpark, it’s the perfect casual place pregame the Sox game.
Recommended Drinks:
– Any beer brewed in MA
– A classic Bud Light

Legal Harborside
The Promenade Deck is open all four seasons thanks to its retractable glass roof and movable walls.
Recommended Drinks:
– A pitcher of their famous seasonal punch
– Any of the 27 wines they offer

A fully stocked rooftop bar makes this the perfect setting for a weekend brunch.
Recommended Drinks:
– Coconut Mai Tai: Malibu Rum, pineapple juice, splash of Grenadine, drizzled with dark rum
– On The Bloom: Absolut, Kahlua, Cocoa Cola on the rocks topped with Irish Stout

pier6-0062Felipe’s Taqueria
Is there anything better than a roof fiesta? Nope.
Recommended Drinks:
– Spiked Agua Fresca: Your choice of alcohol, limonada, horcacta, jamaica
– Classic Marg

This rooftop bar is secretly nuzzled between office buildings. Plus Wednesdays from 9pm to midnight are $3 drafts, $5 wines, $6 drinks, and half-price apps.
Recommended Drinks:
– Boston Tea Part: Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, Absolut Wild Tea Vodka, fresh lemonade, garnished with fresh lemon
– Market Punch: Bacardi Rum, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, Chambord, pinapple juice, Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka, ginger ale and a splash of grenadine

Risorante Fiore
Delicious North End Italian cuisine and rooftop views make this a restaurant a favorite for all.
Recommended Drinks:
– Any wine from their insanely huge wine list
– Any of their savory Grappas

This rooftop bar is the ultimate place to hang and drink with friends.
Recommend Drinks:
– Spicy Cadillac Margarita: Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila, Grand Mariner, lime, simple syrup and a spicy salted rim
– Sweet Tease: Deep Eddy’s Sweet Tea Vodka, Peach Liqueur, lemon, ginger, simple syrup and soda water

Pier 6
You can’t go wrong with a sweeping view of the Boston waterfront.
Recommended Drinks:
– Pier 6 Painkiller: The Real McCoy 3 Year Rum, orange juice, pinapple juice, creme de coconut and fresh nutmeg
– Captain’s Mistress: Avion Blanco Tequila, Aperol, grapefruit juice, rhubarb bitters and cava

CoppersmithAirdeck.0.0The Sinclair
Nationally renowned musicians play almost every night- it’s never a dull night.
Recommended Drinks:
– Floating to No Where: Four Roses bourbon, pear, cinnamon, lemon, cava
– Renegade Ambassador: Bulleit Bourbon, pomegranate, orange, lemon, Angostura & Reagan’s orange

Top of the Hub
Climbing 52 floor above Back Bay, Boston’s best skyline views deliver a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience.
Recommended Drinks:
– The “Hub” Cosmopolitan: Stoli Ohranj Vodka, Clément Créole Shrub, cranberry, lime
– The Boston Bee: Sweet Tea vodka, lemon juice, agave nectar, ginger beer

The Lawn on D
The only bar that’s on the ground that made it onto our list. And for good reasons.
Recommended Drinks:
– Seaport Mule: Vodka, ginger beer, and lime
– Southie-rita: Tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lime, agave and grapefruit juice.

Pick a day, a warm day, and check out these awesome outdoor bars. We promise you won’t regret it!


Summer City Sips: Philadelphia

Uncategorized / June 4, 2016 / No Comments.

rooftop-seating-680uwIt just so happens, that around mid-April each year, we start to get this feeling from deep within our souls. It’s a warmth–a bright yearning for social interaction and exposure to sunlight as we begin our ascent out of hibernation. It’s springtime.

So, thus begins our spring installment of City Sips. Over the next 9 weeks, we’ll be touring the good ole U S of A via beer gardens, outdoor bars, and rooftop bars. Essentially, we’ll be giving you a killer guide to outdoor R&R with a glass of sangria in hand. So, commence that drumroll, cause next up is……..


Stopping by Philadelphia this summer? Looking to grab some food or a drink? Revolution House is a must-see in this beautiful city. Located on the corner of South 2nd Street and Market Street, this bar fits right into the “Old City” scene while simultaneously appealing to the modern customer. Revolution House has two levels, the second of which features a large outdoor patio looking out onto the city. Tinted wood paneling, textured walls, and a massive vintage chandelier add to the rustic atmosphere customers enjoy while visiting.

Whether you’re looking for beer, a cocktail, or a pizza, Revolution House offers great service and quality food and drinks. Add that to the stellar location and the unbeatable atmosphere and you couldn’t find a better option for an afternoon drink or the start to a night out.


Spring City Sips: Miami

Our Stories / May 21, 2016 / No Comments.

urlIt’s springtime in Miami (which is basically saying it’s another day in eternal summer-paradise) and you’re looking for a top-notch happy hour spot to begin the night. Look no further than Area 31.

Located on the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel, Area 31 shows stunning panoramic views of Miami including the Biscayne Bay and the Miami River. Relax in style above the madness of the city with seasonal cocktails that are crafted to match the Chef’s menu. With food sourced as locally as the outdoor herb garden located on the terrace balcony, Area 31 is a choice spot to drink and dine.

It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere? On Thursdays at Area 31 starting at 6pm to 12am, it’s Veuve O’Clock! Visitors can enjoy special bottle pricing of Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label based on the hour.

No matter what time of day you’re looking for a great place to go, Area 31 has something for you. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily, as well as brunch on the weekends. Looking for something more? Check out the Pool Bar open 11am-dusk every day so you can cool off in the pool and still enjoy your drink! Dreams really do come true.

With great drinks, great food, and a killer view, Area 31 is a Miami must-see.


The Best Outdoor Bars to Celebrate the First Day of Spring

Beer / March 20, 2016 / No Comments.

warmNo better way to celebrate the changing seasons and the fact that day drinking is acceptable again than by enjoying the great outdoors with a cocktail in hand. Spring also means summer is just around the corner so if you’re planning on taking a vacation to one of these hotspots be sure to check out their outdoor drinking scene. Happy spring!

Cliff’s Edge Silverlake, CA

From farmers market fresh date night cocktails to Sunday morning blood orange mimosas and an edgy yet cozy outdoor patio, Cliff’s Edge is the dream when it comes to an outdoor dining experience. 

The Sinclair Boston, MA

Known for being a flagship Bowery Presents venue, The Sinclair is also well-know for it’s brunch and better yet, it’s outdoor patio that overlooks Harvard Square. So, the next time you find yourself in Cambridge looking for a spot to grab a drink with a friend, The Sinclair won’t disappoint.

Crown Victoria New York, NY

With outdoor drinking on every corner, Crown Victoria is off the beaten path and guaranteed to be a good time. With a 24-draft beer menu and food trucks on location, Crown Victoria is the perfect place to bring a group of friends on a Saturday night.

Vinoteca Washington, DC

A little slice of Sicily, Vinoteca has an awesome happy hour with affordable wine selections and eclectic small plates. Vinoteca has a back patio complete with a bocce court so with a glass of wine in hand, it’s definitely the place to be when the sun is shining.

Tidal San Diego, CA

With a fire pit on the deck, communal tables, and a cozy lounge, Tidal’s laidback atmosphere is definitely the place to be when you’re in Southern California. Feel the ocean breeze and watch the sunset on the patio with drink in hand and you’ll never wanna leave.  

The Frontier Chicago, IL

The Frontier screams spring with it’s nature inspired patio and beer garden. With domestic and regional craft beers, select fine wines, and homemade craft cocktails, the Frontier is sure to satisfy.   

The ViewHouse Denver, CO

With 360 degree views of Denver, The Viewhouse truly has got it all. From cornhole to craft beers, an afternoon at The Viewhouse is a great way to spend a sunny spring day. 

Cheer Up Charlie’s Austin, TX

While Austin is known for it’s patio bar scene, Cheer Up Charlie’s is at the top of our list. What really distinguishes Cheer Up Charlie’s from the rest is that not only is vegan juice on the menu, but vegan beer as well. A food truck out back, too?! Sign us up.

Jones San Francisco, CA

With a heated terrace and happy hour specials, Jones is the place to be on a spring night in San Francisco. Three blocks from Union Square, Jones is the perfect place to stop for a carefully crafted cocktail and a bite to eat under the stars.