If you’re looking for any good excuse to grab a drink in Harvard Square this summer, The Charles Hotel has your back with their One Reason Garden Bar. Get your flip flops on and head to the courtyard at the historic hotel any Wednesday through Sunday to sidle up to the outdoor bar, which looks like it just stepped off the ferry from Martha’s Vineyard, for a beachy refresh without leaving the city. You can slurp the afternoon or evening away with a summery selection of local beers, natural wines, and a rotating frozen twist on classic cocktails. Plus there’s a menu of light bites for snacking, classic lawn games like giant Jenga and corn hole for relaxing, and every weekend there’s a stellar lineup of live music (check out the schedule here). The bar is open Wednesday and Thursday at 4:00pm, and Friday, Saturday, Sunday starting at 12:00pm; seating is first-come, first-served. Follow the bar on IG for updates and patio pics, and keep one eye on the weather if you’re planning to head outside for a sip.