If you like cool craft beer as much as we do look no further. Boston is bursting with new local breweries and we are here to show you the best ones to visit while in Beantown!
Located in the gorgeous and modern Seaport Area, this outdoor beer garden claims to “bring a little bit of Nantucket to Boston”. While it doesn’t necessarily have the quaint New England feeling of Nantucket, if you are a fan of Cisco beer look no further. Basically, a tented area with little VIP covered huts, so make sure you go on a decent day. Definitely a bustling fun summer/fall place to hang out and relax. Some of our favorite beers included the Whale’s Tale Pale Ale, Grey Lady Wheat Ale, and Gripah Grapefruit IPA. They also have a nice selection of fall hard ciders to wet your whistle and, don’t forget to visit their nice little pop up gift shop for some cool Cisco swag, we couldn’t resist a new sweatshirt and trucker hat!
Per Commonwealth of Mass. you must order food when ordering alcohol, don’t fret they have an awesome partnership with OATH pizza-yum!
Sorry no 4-legged friends (boo!)
The beer garden is a seasonal operation so be sure to check out their hours of operation before heading over.
A farmhouse inspired craft beer founded by a super cute couple JC and Esther in 2013! This new location is a must see, the marriage of old with super modern is a perfect addition to the cool Seaport area and this doesn’t even touch on the delicious array of craft beers they have. The have outdoor seating as you enter as well as a fun roof deck. Our favorite beer was the Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale, however if you are a fan of IPA’s come here!!
Reservations required same day, make sure to make online.
The Beer is top notch and the outdoor space is substantial, and a real cool industrial loft feel. And the eats are fun too! Food is all QR based ordering so you do everything yourself. The menu is limited but everything was super fresh with a farm to table feel.
Stop #3 Dorchester Brewing Company
Just on the outskirts of the city and only 2 miles from The Lenox we visited Dorchester Brewing Co. In 2020 they expanded their Tap Room space to include their Hopservatory, 4 season Rooftop Greenhouse, a Game Room, Restaurant and More, while continuing to help other brewing partners to increase their beer production. Dorchester Brewing sells their labeled beers which are very tasty along with teaming up with smaller breweries they allow to use their facility. This is a very cool, spacious spot and they do allow dogs out on the patio. They have a cool sampler you can select your own beers, we tried 8 different ones and they were all delicious.
For drinks, I would recommend the samplers since they have so many different varieties you can really see which one you like best. Food comes from M&M BBQ – make sure you try their brisket. This is a really fun place!
Overall, some great spots to checkout in Boston and the surrounding areas, a great 1-2 days of fun checking out the local brews in Beantown!!