It's Thursday, sunny and 75 degrees, so I'm thinking a few cold drinks outside after work could really hit the spot. There's nothing better than visiting one of Boston's roof deck bars to ease out of the workday. Although there's not a lot of them in Boston, there's a roof top bar for everyone, from lounge, to pool, to Red Sox, here you go:
Splash Ultra Lounge: A tropical twist with covered cabanas, lounge chairs, and even a fountain, the feel is more Miami than Boston but it can be a nice change of pace from the usual around here.
150 Kneeland St., Leather District
Atlantic Beer Garden: With a great beer list and amazing views of the Boston skyline and Harbor, it's the place to be if you like seeing the action on the water.
146 Seaport Blvd., Seaport
The Baseball Tavern: Great, high energy bar, especially during a game - and the Sox are playing tonight! The roof deck has a mini version of the Green Monster, or just gaze over at the real one a block away!
1270 Boylston St., Fenway
Rattlesnake Bar: Popular since the early 90's, and smack dab in the middle of all the "tall" buildings on Boylston St., you'll get a unique perspective of the city up here. Plus the food from Poe's Kitchen downstairs is top notch.
384 Boylston St., Back Bay
Market: Just steps from Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and a quick walk from the financial district, Market is popular after work material.
21 Broad St., Financial District
Ristorante Fiore: Think Italian patio cafe brought up to a Boston roof deck. This hot spot serves up great Italian food and cocktails right over Hanover Street.
250 Hanover St., North End
Bonus pick (since it's not opening for the season until May 28th, you'll have to wait a week or so to check this one out):
Colonnade Hotel: Voted the Best U.S. Hotel Pool Bar in 2008 by MSNBC.com, the roof deck pool at the Colonnade doesn't come cheap with a $30 entry fee, but it makes up for it with the views and relaxation potential by the pool.
120 Huntington Ave, Back Bay
Let us know, what's your favorite roof deck bar?