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Boston's Best Beer Gardens

Boston has a variety of beer garden options. There are breweries with German snacks, outdoor patios, there are German restaurants, and then there are a few really traditional biergartens. Spring and summer is the perfect time to enjoy a fresh, tasty beer outside, so add these beer gardens to your to-do list.
Harpoon Brewery
(Photo Credit: Harpoon Brewery)

Harpoon Brewery
306 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 456-2322

Harpoon Brewery in Boston's popular Fort Point District is a fun stop for any beer lover. Located right next to the actual brewery, the beer hall is reminiscent of a traditional German beer hall and serves fare to match. Some options include delicious soft pretzels with a variety of sauces. It is a fun way to get a taste of Bavaria right here in Boston. Also keep an eye out for Harpoon's quarterly outdoor festivals and other events on the premises that provide plenty of opportunity to eat, try new beers, and enjoy the sunshine.

American Fresh Brewhouse
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American Fresh Brewhouse
Assembly Row
301 Canal St.
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 764-3790

Assembly Row is Boston's new favorite place to shop and eat. Now its a fun place to grab a craft beer as well. Conveniently located just steps from the Assembly Square T stop on the MBTA Orange Line in Somerville, American Fresh Brewhouse is a seasonal beer garden located in a huge festive tent next to the mall. Like a traditional beer garden, there are long tables set up and customers get a taste of the outdoors while enjoying their beverages. Make sure to bring cash.

Atlantic Beer Garden
(Photo Credit: Atlantic Beer Garden)

Atlantic Beer Garden
146 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 357-8000

Atlantic Beer Garden is a popular after work venue and weekend hotspot for 20 somethings. Located in Fort Point, Atlantic Beer Garden has a great outdoor deck overlooking the water. The brewery also has a large indoor venue as well. The beer garden serves traditional pub food and a variety of beers. While Atlantic Beer Garden doesn't have the most extensive beer list in town, it is one of the biggest spots that provide an outdoor seating area, which is great for beer garden lovers.

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Bonwyn Restaurant
(Photo Credit: Bonwyn Restaurant

255 Washington St.
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776-9900

In Union Square in the town of Somerville is one of the trendiest beer gardens named Brownyn. Doubling as both a restaurant and a beer hall, Brownwyn offers up a taste of Germany and has a lovely biergarten adjacent to the building. Their beer menu is split up by region, making it easy to try the flavors of the world. Brownwyn also has a German-inspired cocktail menu.

Charlie's Kitchen
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Charlie's Kitchen
10 Eliot St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-9646

Charlie's Kitchen is a well known and well loved beer garden in the greater Boston area. For generations it has been a go-to spot for beer and food lovers in Harvard Square. This place is particularly popular in the summer because their outdoor seating area that provides a fun, low key ambiance to any night out. They offer a great beer list with some German and Belgian favorites like Hogaarden, Chimay, Duvel, but they also have some great American and local offerings. Where else in town can you order a Genesse Creame Ale?

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Cameron Bruns is the founder of and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston's North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on


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