Lookout Rooftop & Bar

Lookout Rooftop & Bar, Boston: Hours, Address, Lookout Rooftop & Bar Reviews: 3.5/5

Lookout Rooftop & Bar
3.5
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Located in Boston’s thriving Seaport District, Lookout Rooftop has taken the city by storm, showcasing one of the most unique and picturesque views of Boston’s historic harbor and dynamic city skyline. Positioned atop The Envoy Hotel, this transcendent bar is filled with cozy couches and communal space for intimate engagements or joyous celebrations. It has become a go-to destination for hotel guests, residents, locals and out of town travelers. Handcrafted specialty cocktails created by our lead mixologist and a sampling of small plate culinary delights by our Two Time Chopped Champion Chef are designed to enhance this memorable experience. Lookout Rooftop has been rated as One of the Top 10 Roof Top Bars in the Country by Departures Magazine and One of the Top 50 in the World by USNews and World Report. Come see what makes Lookout Rooftop stand above all the rest.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the seaport district of South Boston is located beautifully along the water. The area is designed for easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning deck overlooking the water. In the summer time there are Friday music concerts on the deck of the museum. Nearby, there are many green spaces to enjoy.
How to get there
  • Courthouse • 3 min walk
  • South Station • 8 min walk

3.5
99 reviews
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32
Average
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Poor
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Kelly
Georgia156 contributions
Beautiful View
Oct 2021 • Friends
We went here for a drink and to enjoy the view.
The bar is located in the Envoy Hotel. I was surprised it was so busy in the middle of the afternoon. The bartender at the bar served us quickly and was super friendly. The view was beautiful!
If you didn’t have a reservation for a table, then it was pretty much standing room only.
The drinks will be a little more expensive then the average drink but it’s worth the view.
Written 18 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tampapair
Cincinnati, OH48 contributions
Great view
Sep 2021 • Couples
Walking up to the Envoy Hotel, we had to double check the directions for the “Lookout” rooftop bar as the Envoy wasn’t very tall, shorter than the surrounding buildings.
So riding the elevator up, we were preparing ourselves for disappointment but there was no backing out as we’d be whacked $50 for no-showing a reservation we had to secure with a credit card.
Exiting the elevator, we were quickly given our choice of seating: a high top mostly in the sun or a shaded outdoor couch. We chose the couch.

The alcohol menu was extensive but as it was before noon on a Monday we focused on the limited food menu. I ordered a burger and my wife as turkey sandwich. The food was delivered reasonably quickly (not very busy), and, surprisingly came with fries. I can’t tell you the last time I ordered fries or saw my wife eating some so we certainly would have asked for a substitute or just to not waste them on us.
The portions were appropriate for the price (Boston prices) but the food was nothing to write home (or Trip Advisor) about.
We came for the view and the Lookout delivered. Dare I say “stunning” view of downtown Boston. We had dined at the taller Yotel rooftop the day before but Lookout did the rooftop better.
Back to the unordered fries. We hadn’t heard the last of the fries, we were reminded that we had received fries when they showed up as an itemized charge on the menu. Only $2 x 2, so not unreasonable for fries— only if you didn’t order them I suppose. We hadn’t ordered any alcohol so our bill wasn’t very big and we can appreciate the waitress’s “assumptive selling” moxie so we paid the tab as-is with no protests.

Summary: great views, good service, decent food, reasonable prices. We’d recommend Lookout but if you don’t want the fries, you’d better say so.
Written 21 September 2021
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cnn73
Jacksonville, FL632 contributions
Pricey Drinks, great view
Sep 2021 • Couples
This bar is atop the Envoy hotel in downtown Boston near the Boston Tea Party Museum. The mixed drinks were $17, but the view was superb. Not long after we had gotten there and secured a shady spot, we were asked to move for a private party. We did not have a reservation, but I think if you want a couch or table one would be required as long as no private parties were going on.
Written 16 September 2021
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Adam C
1 contribution
Frose all day
Aug 2021
Noticed this rooftop while eating lunch across the bridge. We decided to stop by for a day drink and check out the views. Great vibes from the staff, very friendly and accommodating. Great drink list, and the watermelon frose hit the spot on a very hot day. We will definitely be back at night as the view of the city lit up must be amazing.
Written 23 August 2021
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Kelli C
Maynard, MA63 contributions
Best View in Boston!
Aug 2021
Wow, what a view!! I've been wanting to go here for years and finally made it into Boston during our staycation in August. We had cocktails and lunch and it was very good, but the view made our day. I had the Blow Pop Paradise cocktail and the Mexicali Turkey Sandwich and both were delicious. My husband had a Mojito and the Double Smash Burger and loved it. We want to come back in the evening and experience the skyline at night. Highly recommend this spot!
Written 14 August 2021
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Iplaysoccer2
Millbury, MA38 contributions
Great view, good food, needs improvement….
Jul 2021 • Couples
Great view and location. Need to step up their game. Reservations required for seats or couch area HOWEVER, it was empty and that’s is what the hostess said while we looked at empty seats???……. Ok, we brought up open table and made the reservation and sat down immediately? Ignorance……we have money, no one was sitting down….and we almost walked away…..you have paying customers you grab them and get their money…..

Waitress - she was not even going to take our food order? It was 10:15 pm and had to ask her to place our order……food was good…ordered flatbread pizza and some other appetizer. We had two rounds and we struggled getting the check….

Lot of room for improvement…managers need to realize these gaps impact revenue….don’t base the business on just location! Reputation will creep up as customer satisfaction is not met!
Written 10 July 2021
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jyunllc
Washington, DC66 contributions
A tad expensive but you can't beat the view
Jul 2021
This is on top of the Envoy Hotel. Enter through the lobby, get in the elevator and hit the button for the roof. We were unable to find a reservation before we went, but we walked up and were told that the bar area was open seating (mostly standing with few seats) and certain other areas were reserved. We got drinks (not cheap) and just enjoyed this amazing view. The other people there were a little hipper and younger than us, lol, but it was a gorgeous day. We ended up talking to some interesting people, and we were so happy we stopped by for drinks. We were there from maybe 2-5pm, and it was quite busy in the bar area as it was a gorgeous day. I imagine it is crazy to get a place at the bar in the evenings. If it is sunny outside, I strongly recommend sunscreen as most of the bar tables (if you can get one) are in the sun. Just go!
Written 9 July 2021
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James Sullivan
1 contribution
Great Experience
Jul 2021
My wife and I went here the other night for the first time and it was AWESOME! What a view of Boston! We had great service and Dave, the manager, was very accommodating, pleasant and knowledgeable about the city. We'll definitely be back when we're in the area.
Written 9 July 2021
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Gabrielle0814
Griswold, CT43 contributions
Ok at best
May 2021 • Friends
View amazing. Food ok at best. We got the clam chowder it was gross we didn’t even finish it. Guac was good. Drinks were so expensive $17 for a cocktail and it had nooooo alcohol. And service.....They hated us .... we were a group of 7 girls for a birthday (all moms) so not being that out of control (also on a Saturday afternoon) and they treated us like we were 19 and annoying.
Written 22 May 2021
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ramblinggirl67
Atlanta, GA596 contributions
Great view
Apr 2021 • Friends
We arrived on a weekday right after opening, just past 4:00, and I think we got the last seat outside on the balcony. It was a very beautiful day and the view is lovely. We were disappointed that they were no longer stocking the ingredients for the drink we wanted- we had checked the menu a few weeks before our trip and were really excited about trying a specific drink. Despite the drink still being on the online menu and on the paper menu we were handed, the drink was no longer available. Not a huge deal but we had really been looking forward to it. The drinks we ended up getting were average. Still glad we went for the view.
Written 16 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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