Party Earth Review A neighborhood institution for over forty years, Charlie’s Kitchen is a laid-back hangout that’s hard to miss and always happening. An extensive beer list, burgers and fries, and a cheerful atmosphere draw a loyal clientele of locals, blue-collar workers, and funky young professionals, who all pack into the bright and bustling diner on the ground floor to people-watch from the window tables or relax over a brew and a BLT in one of the red and black booths. Chatty students gather at the bar for a few imperial stouts and some pub grub, while regulars head to the divey second-floor bar, where edgy artists and low-key hipsters huddle in black leather ... more
10 Eliot Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Anywhere that one can enjoy a beer and the great outdoors at the same time is a magical place, which is why locals and tourists alike flock to Boston beer gardens in the summer months.
As the concept is such a smart idea, it’s no surprise that Cambridge’s most famous beer garden is adjacent to Harvard University. Charlie’s Kitchen, a laid-back hangout that has been a neighborhood institution for over forty years, boasts a huge garden area filled with patio tables, bright umbrellas, and easygoing urbanites sipping cheap drafts out of plastic cups. A line huddled around the gated entrance is not uncommon, but the wait is never long and the sunny patio and extensive craft beer list is worth it. A menu of burgers and pub grub keeps the relaxed patrons’ tummies happy.
On the other side of the river, the Atlantic Beer Garden holds down the fort for Boston. Situated on the waterfront next door to the Whiskey Priest, the rooftop bar isn’t a garden in the traditional sense – but flower boxes and patio furniture upholstered with white cushions create an upscale outdoor experience.
Until the day when it’s legal to drink in Boston Common, the beer gardens in Boston will continue to be packed-to-the-brim busy on any day over 50 degrees (Bostonians will take what they can get!).