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The Patios at Boston City Hall Plaza returning in May with pints, puppies, and more

Footprint for annual summer program expanding

Rendering courtesy of City of Boston

Who says Boston is no fun? The city is bringing back the Patios at City Hall Plaza starting at 5 p.m. on May 2.

The city, along with operator Boston Garden Development Corporation and sponsor Berkshire Bank, will transform the corner of the plaza facing Faneuil Hall into a kind of Valhalla of warmer-month fun. The footprint this year is larger than in 2018, according to a release from the city.

Activities will include a beer garden courtesy of Wachusett Brewing Company. The brewery will serve at least eight beers on draught from an Airstream trailer Mondays through Thursdays, starting at 4 p.m., and starting at noon Fridays through Sundays. It will also be serving its Scratch Cocktails Margarita and a hard cider.

Also, four electric grills will be available for free on a first come, first serve basis. While visitors can bring their own meats and other accoutrements, the basics will be available for purchase from a local vendor called Bittersweet Homestead.

The Patios will have plenty of food options in general, including an evening food truck program that will run Mondays through Saturdays from 5 to 8 and a midday food truck program running 11 to 3 daily.

The initiative is also bringing back “Wag Wednesdays” every such day from noon to 2. Dedham-based dog rescue Shultz’s Guest House will bring puppies for people to meet in the hopes of landing the canines foster or permanent owners. Last year’s Wags Wednesdays resulted in nearly 30 puppies landing with permanent homes, according to a release from the city.

Finally, all nine of the Patios will be wired for wifi and power outlets. Off-site?