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bars with outdoor patio area - for a bachelorette party

julieapfel Apr 30, 2012 07:57 AM

some friends and I are throwing a small bachelorette party for a girlfriend this weekend and are hoping to take advantage of the predicted nice weather and try to get to spots that have a patio. We are planning on starting with drinks and probably some food at the Liberty and then go from there. Since that's a relatively central location our options from there are pretty open. I'd love some suggestions for bars with patios. Right now I am coming up with the following:
Audobon, Daedalus, CBC, Rattlesnake, Tavern on the Green.

Ideally it would be a place with a fun vibe appropriate for a small bachelorette party. Location is up in the air - I think we'd probably go in the direction that has the biggest selection of bars with outdoor seating.


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    huuvola Apr 30, 2012 08:12 AM

    The patio at Atwood's Tavern is fantastic -- and only about a 10-minute walk from the CBC. If you give them a call they may even let you reserve a table (depending on the time you'll get there).

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    1. re: huuvola
      HeinzGirl May 1, 2012 05:30 PM

      While I agree that CBC and Atwood's are both great places, neither seem special enough for a bachelorette party. Also, CBC does not have liquor, so if you have a very beer-centric crowd it could be up your alley, but it is not where I'd think a group of celebrating ladies would want to head after having cocktails at the Liberty.
      The Rattlesnake has a nice rooftop with a pretty lively atmosphere that is actually a bar so that would be fun but there aren't many other outside seating places around you. There are a ton restaurants along Boylston or Newbury St with patios, but no bars with outside spaces.
      Another option could be the Legal Harborside - then you could head over to Temazcal or Drink, which would be a great spot but it's inside.
      Since the weather probably won't be nice enough at night to base your whole plan around it, is there any other type of bar/atmosphere that you'd be interested in?

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      nightsky May 1, 2012 07:14 PM

      Last time I inquired Audubon wouldn't let you reserve patio when there are games at Fenway, which would rule out this weekend (not to mention parking will be a nightmare).

      Deep Ellum has decent patio out back.

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        nelliewang May 2, 2012 08:17 AM

        If you're at the Liberty and heading into Kendall/Cambridge, many of the new restaurants have patios (EVOO, Kika Tapas, Abigail's I think, Catalyst and Area IV), but I've noticed that they aren't particularly lively. Maybe with the right weather they'll perk up a bit. If you're set on CBC, maybe also consider Think Tank for drinks since it also turns into dancing later on in the night, which I would think is a good vibe for a Ladies Night Out.

        If you head the other way, Woodward has a nice -- although very windy for whatever reason -- patio that may be interesting post-Liberty.

        Also near Rattlesnake is Tico, which has good reviews here -- I haven't been, but they have outdoor space.

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          dulce de leche May 2, 2012 11:54 AM

          28 Degrees. Really nice patio. Festive---I was only there once (for a similar occasion) and there was a DJ and then a drag karaoke inside. It's not Olde Tyme Crafte cocktails, more like fresh fruits and juices and vodkas, fun and celebratory.

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            julieapfel May 3, 2012 08:53 AM

            thanks for all the recs. The weather isn't looking so great so we are scrapping any hopes of enjoying some drinks outside and have settled on a pre-dinner cocktail at Cuchi-Cuchi, then perhaps a drink at Liberty if it's nice, if not we can grab something at the indoor bar, followed by dinner/dancing at Brahmin. Anyone been to Brahmin? I wasn't a fan of 33 and understand it is a similar vibe, but the bride wants what the bride wants I suppose. Sigh.

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            1. re: julieapfel
              tysonmcneely May 3, 2012 10:05 AM

              I've been to the Brahmin and it is a very similar vibe to 33, not much has changed except the name. But they definitely don't false advertise: There are a lot of "Brahs" there.

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