Bars & Clubs

Summer Scene

2018 Winner: Legal Harborside


Fifty years ago, when the first Legal Sea Foods opened in Inman Square, throngs flocked to picnic tables to enjoy the fresh fish. Now—in a neighborhood that didn’t even exist back then—Legal Sea Foods plays host to a different kind of hot spot: One of summer’s coolest, buzziest bar scenes. It’s hard to imagine going anywhere else to soak up sunrays and sip sangria when the Harborside outpost offers such stunning vistas of the water from its third-floor rooftop lounge—plus, intentionally or not, live tunes whenever there’s a concert at neighboring Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. Save concert money; spend it on rosé.

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