Best Of 2021

Best Place for a Casual Gathering If You Don’t Have a Backyard: Covington Yard

Long-anticipated outdoor hangout Covington Yard opened this fall, offering a small community of repurposed shipping containers housing local restaurants like Django Western Taco, Mr. Bulgogi and Yard Bird, plus a bar. The containers surround a greenspace — a blend of AstroTurf-like lawn and decking — with plenty of seating, string lights and even TVs; like an upgraded backyard barbecue. The dog-friendly and kid-friendly space goes 21-and-up after 10 p.m. covingtonyard.com.