|Jerry Remy's, Fenway, roof deck|
Audubon Circle: Always great for burger and beer (there are six on tap), and the outdoor seats in the shade at this Fenway pub make it a particularly strong choice for today (617-421-1910).
Columbus Café: Ok, so this American in the South End is a bit out of the fray. Still, there are huevos rancheros and Bloody Mary for brunch until 3 PM-ish today if you're still holding on to the weekend. Or go right for the Tusker, a Kenyan lager, any time (617-247-9001).
Deuxave: Not normally open for lunch, this Back Bay American is serving it right now. The menu includes lobster rolls, fried clams, burgers and the refreshing-sounding grapefruit gimlet (617-517-5915).
Jerry Remy’s: Find your spot in the sun upstairs on the roof deck of this Fenway sports bar, or grab a shaded seat under an umbrella on the front patio and enjoy more than 30 beers on tap (617-236-7369).
Yard House: This national chain serving American bites recently opened in Fenway. It’s rocking right now with a standing-room-only patio, featuring covered and uncovered seating in the back. But order a beer from the list of 142 kinds, hang out long enough and you’ll reach happy hour (3-6 PM, when apps and pizzas are half off) and possibly snag one of those coveted seats (617-236-4083).