Photograph by Darrow Montgomery
After this exhausting winter, drinking outside feels particularly divine. The best place to do that is Dacha, the Shaw beer garden where everything shines through rose-colored glasses, from the pink-hued mural of Elizabeth Taylor that bounds one side of the property to the cheerful demeanors of the revelers. (This isn’t the place to drink when you’re sad.) Beyond traditional Belgian and German beer offerings, Dacha also serves hoppier ales and gluten-free options, pleasing all beer fans. And while you can’t order food on-site (yet), lo mein from the takeout place next door or a prepacked picnic are always welcome.