In a coronavirus world, staying safe means being in a well ventilated area. Here are ten terrific outdoor restaurant patios to enjoy in Boston.
1) Dorchester Brewing Company and M&M BBQ
1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester
T stop: Andrew
dorchesterbrewing.com and mandmbbq.com
The brand new beer hall remains closed for now, but the Dorchester Brewing Company's roof deck provides great brews, great views, and great BBQ. On tap are a variety of house beers and selections from guest brands.
2) Guy’s Tequila Cocina
110 Causeway St., Boston
T stop: North Station
This Latin American-inspired restaurant is owned by none other than Guy Fierri. Here you can enjoy an al fresco margarita and Fieri's famous trashcan nachos.
3) Shy Bird
1 Broadway, Cambridge
T stop: Kendall
After enjoying one of the 18 outdoor tables in Kendall Square, you can flap on over to the their other location in Watertown for more rotisserie goodness.
377 Walden St., Cambridge
T stop: Porter
The popular Huron Village restaurant Talulla has taken over a nearby co-working space to provide an intimate outdoor eating experience with special food and beverage selections.
5) Pour Yard
210 Washington St., Quincy
T stop: Quincy Center
What is summer without a hot dog? At the Pour Yard, you can enjoy one of their flights of hot dogs in their herb garden-patio.
6) Publico Street Bistro & Garden
11 Dorchester St., South Boston
T stop: Broadway
This expanded patio in South Boston offers a menu inspired by the world with food sourced locally.
7) Lola Burger
11 Fan Pier Blvd, Boston
T stop: South Station
Even the Seaport District loves a burger. Enjoy some upscale (but still scaled down from sister spot Lola 42) pub grub on an outdoor patio that stretches from corner to corner.
8) Trina’s Starlite Lounge
3 Beacon St., Somerville
T stop: Harvard
After you enjoy a drink in this outdoor lounge with twinkle lights, be sure to stop next door for a late summer ice cream cone at the takeout-only Starlite Snack Shack.
9) Yellow Door Taqueria
354 Harrison Ave., South End
T stop: Broadway
The Dorchester-based taqueria has expanded into the Ink Block Al Fresco outdoor dining area. Come for the tacos, stay for the margherita garden.
10) Dryft Revere
500 Ocean Ave., Revere
T stop: Wonderland
With a half acre of outdoor dining space, there is plenty of room to eat and drink while remaining socially distant. The tables on this expansive plaza overlooking Revere Beach are all at least eight feet apart.