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Boston Breweries That Have Reopened

Now even parking lots are beer gardens.

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Updated August 20th, 2020

Early on, there was some confusion about whether breweries were allowed to reopen under phase two. Then Charlie Baker said breweries must serve food that has been made on-site, forcing some places into last-minute scrambles. Who would’ve thought that a government that bans Happy Hour and shuts down bars at 2am would be on the fence about beer gardens? Anyway, it seems that all has been figured out, and breweries are happily serving pints again. Here are 21 spots open right now for outdoor drinking.

If your favorite brewery isn’t on this list, chances are they’re open for takeout and delivery, so you can still support them.

The breweries

Night Shift Brewing

$$$$ 87 Santilli Hwy

Accepts Reservations

Night Shift in Everett is open for patio service from 2-8pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and 12-8pm, Fri-Sun. There’s a food truck on-site to comply with the state’s requirement that all alcohol must be ordered with food. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made here.

Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen

$$$$ 190 North Beacon St

Accepts Reservations

Brato has a brand new patio, open Mon-Thurs from 4-10pm, and Fr-Sun from 11am-11pm. For the month of August, fried chicken sandwiches will be available on Monday nights. All reservations can be made here.

Night Shift Brewing Lovejoy Wharf

$$$$ 1 Lovejoy Wharf

Accepts Reservations

Night Shift’s Lovejoy Wharf location is also open, and there’s a full kitchen for all your food needs. Current hours are 4-10pm, Wed-Fri, 12-10pm on Saturday and 12-8pm on Sunday. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made here.

Dorchester Brewing Company

$$$$ 1250 Massachusetts Ave

Accepts Reservations

Dorchester Brewing’s outdoor and rooftop patios are open daily from 11:30am onwards. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance here, but their website also has a handy capacity counter for you to track how crowded it is in real-time.

Trillium Brewing

$$$$ 50 Thomson Place

Accepts Reservations

Trillium in Fort Point accepts day-of reservations, Wed-Sun, starting at 12pm. Closing times vary throughout the week. Reservations can be made here from 9am onwards and you can follow their Instagram for the most up-to-date information.

Trillium Fenway

$$$$ 401 Park Dr

Accepts Reservations

Trillium Fenway is teaming up with Time Out Market to comply with the new alcohol regulations. They’re currently open from 5pm onwards Wed-Fri, and 11am onwards on the weekends. Same-day reservations can be made here.

BearMoose Brewing Company

$$$$ 1934 Revere Beach Pkwy

Walk-In Only

BearMoose’s brand new patio is open from 4-9pm, Mon-Thurs, and 12-10pm, Fri-Sun. Seatings are limited to two hours each.

Cisco Brewers Seaport Pop-Up

$$$$ 65 Northern Ave

Walk-In Only

Cisco’s Seaport beer garden is open for the third year in a row. Oath Pizza will also be offering food at the same location - hours change from day to day, so go to their website for more information.

Harpoon Brewery

$$$$ 306 Northern Ave

Accepts Reservations

Harpoon is taking its beer hall outside from 3-9pm, Tues-Thurs, and from 12-9pm from Fri-Sun. Yankee Lobster is selling lobster rolls - pretzels, pizza, and burgers are on the menu as well.

Faces Brewing Company

$$$$ 50 Pleasant St

Walk-In Only

Faces is a brand new brewery in Malden, and their beer garden is open from 4pm onwards during the week and 12pm onwards on the weekends. If you’re interested, there’s also brunch on the weekends - we’re not sure why you wouldn’t be interested in challah french toast.

Bone Up Brewing Company

Bar  in  Everett
$$$$ 38 Norman St

Walk-In Only

Bone Up Brewing is now open with a “Parking Lot Beer Garden,” Mon-Wed, 3-9pm, Thurs-Sat, 12-10pm, and Sunday 12-8pm. Guests must be comfortable with providing their names and phone numbers for contact-tracing purposes.

Turtle Swamp Beer Garden

$$$$ 4228 Washington St

Accepts Reservations

Turtle Swamp Brewing in Roslindale is open daily from 12-8pm. Reservations are highly recommended, and can be made by calling (617) 522-0030. Seatings will be limited to two hours each.

Turtle Swamp Brewing

$$$$ Washington St

Accepts Reservations

Turtle Swamp’s JP location will now have a food truck on site to comply with the new food order. They’re open from 2-10pm daily - call (617) 522-0030 to make a reservation.

Night Shift Owl’s Nest

$$$$ Esplanade

Accepts Reservations

We swear this guide is not sponsored by Night Shift - they just happen to have quite a few locations. Their summer Owl’s Nest locations, both at the Esplanade and in Allston, are both open. Visit their website for specific hours, and to make a reservation.

Remnant Brewing

$$$$ 2 Bow Market Way

Reservations Required

Bow Market’s Remnant Brewing is open from 4-10pm, Tues-Thurs, 11am-10pm Fri-Sat, and 11am-9pm on Sunday. Seatings are for a maximum of 90 minutes and reservations can be made here.

Aeronaut Brewing Company

$$$$ 14 Tyler St

Accepts Reservations

One of our favorite breweries is open again, with food from Carolicious, a Venezuelan spot. Hours and information on how to make a reservation can be found here.

Cambridge Brewing Company

$$$$ 1 Kendall Square, Building 100

Accepts Reservations

Cambridge Brewing Company is open for outdoor dining for both lunch and dinner. Reservations are highly recommended, and can be made on their website.

Idle Hands Craft Ales

Bar  in  Malden
$$$$ 89 Commercial St

Accepts Reservations

Idle Hands in Malden is open with varying hours from Tues-Sun. They have a few food items like hot dogs, pretzels, and grilled cheeses on the menu too. Reservations can be made here.

Winter Hill Brewing Company

$$$$ 328 Broadway

Accepts Reservations

Winter Hill has a brand new parking lot patio, complete with an outdoor grill from Scott Brothers, who are serving things like lobster thermidor and tamale pie. They’re open for outdoor dining from 12-9pm, Thurs-Sat. Reserve a spot by emailing them at info@winterhillbrewing.com.

Democracy Brewing Company

$$$$ 35 Temple Pl

Accepts Reservations

There’s a pretty small patio space at Democracy Brewing, but since it’s a spot where we can drink beer outside, we’ll take it for now. They’re open from 12-8pm, Tues-Sat - call (857) 263-8604 to make a reservation.

Distraction Brewing

Bar  in  Roslindale
$$$$ 2 Belgrade Ave

Walk-In Only

Distraction’s patio now comes complete with grilled cheeses and hot dogs. Their opening hours vary throughout the week, so follow along on Instagram for the most up-to-date information.

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