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Ideas for drinks outside, Boston, on the water, music a plus?

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Friends coming into Boston/Cambridge, looking to have drinks outside on Thursday night, hopefully on the water, even better if there is music. Only place I can think of is Rowes Wharf, there is some sort of Thursday night Blues Barge and I'm pretty sure we can eat/drink outside. Anyone know the details on that or have another, better, idea?

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  1. I'm not sure about the music, but Atlantic Beer Garden has a great large roof deck and a decent bar food menu.

    1. intercontinental has a very nice waterfront patio, outside rumba. not sure about music though.

      dante's patio on the charles is gorgeous.

      what about a harbor cruise?
      http://www.bostonharborcruises.com/bo...

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      1. re: hotoynoodle

        Although the food is mediocre at best, the Barking Crab is a good spot for a beer and live music outside.

        1. re: phatchris

          No food is served, but the Landing on Long Wharf has music and drinks for sure. Also-Ive been seeing a lot of people bring food into the area without complaint from management- maybe pick up some lobster rolls from James Hook and bring them there?
          Theres also the patio at Joe's American -though the food isnt great.

          The suggestion for Dante is a great one- though Im not sure about music there...

      2. I went to Parish Cafe on Boylston this week, they have a great patio, but you might have to order food.
        Atlantic Beer Garden is very cool, they have a front patio, ocean view patio, AND roofdeck. If it's crowded, you can go to the Seaport next door, which is just as nice, just a bit older.
        Or have drinks at home, try making these!

        http://oldfashionedgirlink.blogspot.c...