Boston boasts rooftop bars that offer astounding views of the city below with everything from craft beers to signature cocktails, and party vibes to relaxed and classy surroundings. This is a city that's much more than the place where our nation was born. It's a place with a nightlife scene that seems to never end.

    Whether you want to party all night till dawn or you're just looking for a refined place to unwind after a day of seeing the sites, it's waiting here. Check out some of Boston's best rooftop bars, and discover the places you can go to really enjoy Boston nightlife with a view.

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    Rooftop @ Revere

    Kick back on a couch or sit poolside with ice cream

    Rooftop @ Revere hovers above the Theater District and Back Bay and is a hotel hotspot that offers one of the liveliest nightlife watering holes in the entire city. This is a place where you can hunker down in a private cabana, kick back on a couch lining the walls, or chill out beside an indoor pool. You'll also enjoy a 270-degree view of the entire city below. It's one of the most popular spots in town, so it's important to call ahead for a reservation to get in.

    One of the most popular features of this bar isn't the cocktails, though those are outstanding. When you visit here, be sure to grab a daily-changing ice cream sandwich.

    Location: 200 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

    Open: Wednesday–Thursday from 3 pm to 10 pm, Friday–Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 10 pm (closed Monday–Tuesday)

    Phone: +1 617-482-1800

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    Six \ West

    Mix city views with signature drinks and Italian nachos

    Six \ West is along West Broadway in South Boston, and sits atop the Cambria hotel, offering stunning city views with an unbelievable menu of signature cocktails. Whether you're looking for a good old-fashioned margarita, or you want a specialty cocktail whipped up by a mixologist who is a master of their craft, you'll find it here. This is also a club that offers great eats with a unique fusion twist. They're Italian-inspired but imagine Bolognese nachos, for example.

    If you want daytime food, this is a place that also offers brunch. Call ahead for reservations to get an outdoor table or a greenhouse setting.

    Location: 6 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127, USA

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 11 am to 11 pm, Friday from 11 am to midnight, Saturday from 10 am to midnight, Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 857-496-0245

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    Coppersmith

    Get your margaritas from a hollowed-out trailer

    Coppersmith is a rooftop bar situated in South Boston on the top of a former historic copper factory and serves as one of the top watering holes in the area. Inside, you can enjoy a rustic red brick surrounding, while on the roof, you'll get a drink counter made from an Airstream trailer as well as superb city views. You can swing by here for brunch with fantastic bloody Mary cocktails or you can hit the roof in the evenings for a pitcher of margaritas.

    This is a quirky location with an equally quirky crowd but is if nothing else a memorable place to visit. Pop in for the views, stay for the vibes.

    Location: 40 W 3rd St, South Boston, MA 02127, USA

    Open: Wednesday from 3 pm to midnight, Thursday from 3 pm to 1 am, Friday from 2 pm to 1 am, Saturday from 10 am to 1 am, Sunday from 10 am to 11 pm (closed Monday–Tuesday)

    Phone: +1 617-658-3452

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    Sam Adams Boston Taproom

    Choose from over 20 local craft brews on draft

    Sam Adams Boston Taproom downtown is one of the newer bars in the city and offers over 20 different brews from the world-famous craft brewer alongside basic bar eats. It's a back-to-basics deal with a modern yet classic design. While it's not one of the highest rooftop bars in Boston, it offers plenty of variety to make up for it. If you're a craft beer fan, this is definitely the place to visit for the hometown brew.

    The crowd here are your basic working-class Bostoners mixed with a healthy percentage of visitors. Eats include tater tots, soft pretzels, sandwiches, and tavern fare. Make a reservation or just stop in.

    Location: 60 State St, Boston, MA 02109, USA

    Open: Sunday–Monday and Wednesday–Thursday from noon to 8 pm, Friday–Saturday from noon to 10 pm (closed on Tuesdays)

    Phone: +1 617-466-6418

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    Daedalus

    Enjoy craft cocktails, healthy eats, and conversation

    Daedalus is situated on the outskirts of Harvard Square, and is a staple among the Cambridge college crowd, offering a bohemian vibe with elegant surroundings. The rooftop here is decked out like a hidden urban garden and features flower boxes filled with brightly colored petals as well as glowing strings of white lights and oversized umbrellas. The student crowd here tends to offer a youthful atmosphere that will revitalize you with each visit.

    Eats here include wholesome, healthy fare so you won't have to feel bad about stuffing yourself. This is a quiet place to escape the chaos of the city and engage in some good conversation.

    Location: 45 1/2 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

    Open: Sunday–Wednesday from 5 pm to 11 pm, Thursday–Saturday from 5 pm to midnight

    Phone: +1 617-349-0071

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    Lookout Rooftop and Bar

    Hit the young professional and scenester bar

    Lookout Rooftop and Bar is among the most popular options for drinking and dining outdoors and sits atop the elegant Seaport Envoy Hotel with amazing skyline sunset views. The wait to get up here, both at the elevator and the door, can be long, but it's definitely worth it. This is a place that draws local young professionals and hip scenesters looking to capture an astonishing selfie with the skyline as a backdrop.

    The bar offers comfortable lounge-style seating and craft cocktails made with top-shelf ingredients. The DJ spins the hottest local tunes, but the vibe is subdued enough that you can hear yourself and others talk.

    Location: 70 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210, USA

    Open: Sunday from 10 am to 11 pm, Monday–Wednesday from 11 am to 11 pm, Thursday–Friday from 11 am to midnight, Saturday from 10 am to midnight

    Phone: +1 617-530-1538

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    Deck12 at Yotel Boston

    Capture panoramic views of the Boston waterfront

    Deck12 at Yotel Boston is a rooftop bar that's open all year long offering panoramic views of the Seaport District and the Boston waterfront. You can capture views either from the outdoor terrace to catch cool night air in warmer months, or you can sit indoors in a glass-walled enclosure for the colder months and still get those amazing views. The bar is open day and night all year long.

    Guests come here to enjoy cocktails and conversation late into the night, yes, but they also come here for eats. The bar and restaurant serves up delicious, straightforward fare from brunch through dinner and beyond.

    Location: YOTEL Boston, 65 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210, USA

    Open: Monday–Friday from 11 am to 11.30 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 10 am to 11.30 pm

    Phone: +1 617-377-4747

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    Dorchester Brewing Company

    Check out a local brewery with greenhouse seating

    Dorchester Brewing Company offers rooftop dining that truly echoes the New England spirit with a selection of outdoor and indoor greenhouse seating to be ready for anything. Whatever time of year you visit, you'll find plenty of room to stretch out with a draft or full flight of the local craft brews on draught, as well as ciders, seltzers, and even fine wines. Of course, it is a rooftop bar, so the scenery is also incredible.

    This is a laid-back bar with a party vibe in the heart of Dorchester. It makes for a great place for good conversation among great friends, and some of the best beer around.

    Location: 1250 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Open: Sunday–Monday from 11.30 am to 9 pm, Tuesday–Thursday from 11.30 am to 10 pm, Friday–Saturday from 11.30 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +1 617-514-0900

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    The Lexington

    Grab some gourmet New American with craft cocktails

    The Lexington in East Cambridge is an ultramodern space resembling a gigantic greenhouse with an open rooftop patio that offers fantastic outdoor views in season. The kitchen here serves up new American cuisine, which makes it a prime destination for those looking for a down-to-earth dinner and drink special. It's situated above two sister eateries for a wide range of options. Of course, if you want the best views, you'll come to the roof.

    From beer and wine to craft cocktails mixed by seasoned mixologists, there's a lot to love here. Food covers everything from bread and butter to steak tartare, mushroom soup to grilled Berkshire pork chop, and wagyu steak frites.

    Location: 100 N First St, Cambridge, MA 02141, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 4 pm to 9 pm (closed Sunday–Monday)

    Phone: +1 617-945-1349

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    Ristorante Fiore

    Enjoy a romantic Italian dinner with amazing wine

    Ristorante Fiore on the North End serves up outstanding Italian food and fine wines with a rooftop deck offering a perfectly romantic summer evening bistro experience. This is a spot where you'll find anything that tantalizes your tastebuds from savory to sweet, all Euro-inspired, and an absolutely top-notch wine list that's been carefully cultivated by the chef for a perfect pairing with the menu cuisine. After dinner, enjoy great coffee or a specialty craft cocktail.

    Couples looking for a more romantic getaway will find this place the ideal locale for classy and refined vibes with quiet surroundings. This is a very popular location, however, so to get the best seats, make a reservation here.

    Location: 250 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 11.30 am to 11 pm, Sunday from noon to 11 pm

    Phone: +1 617-371-1176

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