The Green Briar (address and info)
Last summer The Green Briar debuted its new beer garden, and it quickly became a neighborhood favorite with its overhead cantina lights, and enough hanging plants to make grandma jealous. From munchie hall of fame apps (fried pickles), to serious sammies (Pressed Cuban), you won’t need additional reasons to park yourself there for a while. But here are a few more, just in case: 22 drafts (e.g. Clown Shoes, Cisco), 32 brown liquors (Ardbeg, Nadurra), and 14 specialty cocktails, like the summery slurpfest Lynchberg Lemonade (Jack Daniel's, triple sec, sour mix, Sprite, lemons, and cherries).
The Field Pub (address and info)
The Field crew carved into that awkward back alley space behind their bar to create one of the mightiest semi-hidden patios in Cambridge. The brew selection tilts classic/simple, and your best bet is a perfectly poured nitro such as Guinness, Murphy’s, or Belhaven. If you’re into lighter fare, Tucher and Radeberger Royal Pilsner are the way to go. Bonus: all grub at The Field is under $10, so dig in early and often.