We hope you’re thirsty. We’re here to help quench your thirst for local brews. Sit back and order a cold one from one of these local spots.
Here’s your guide to 20 breweries across Boston.
Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St., Somerville + 267 Western Ave., Allston | Est. 2014
The co-founders, who started as Somerville residents and beer enthusiasts, decided to use their MIT and Cornell educations to start up their own brewery. Today, there is the flagship Somerville location and a seasonal beer garden to sample these creative brews.
What we’re drinking: A Year With Dr. Nandu
Bone Up Brewing Co., 38 Norman St., Everett | Est. 2016
Several year-round and seasonal beers are available from this small but mighty brewery. The owners and brewing team frequently create one-off batches that have a special backstory. Think: A recipe designed for a local band or a pair of beers brewed for a wedding to represent the happy couple. Bonus: This patio is pet-friendly.
Cambridge Brewing Company, 1 Kendall Sq., Bldg. 100, Cambridge | Est: 1989
Visit this gastropub for local brews and a full menu that often uses beer as an ingredient. Bonus: Get your reservations in to enjoy the patio.
Castle Island Brewing, 10 Old Colony Ave. + 31 Astor Ave., Norwood | Est. 2015
The original Norwood location features a large taproom, parking, and plenty of beer. The South Boston location opens onto a spacious patio and serves pizza, too.
What we’re drinking: Fiver
Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co., 3 Lansdowne St.
This brewery is located just steps away from Fenway Park and is the perfect place to stop before or after a Red Sox game. The brewery has a variety of menu options and a game room with pool tables + shuffleboards.
What we’re drinking: Harambe’s Ghost
Democracy Brewing, 35 Temple Pl. | Est. 2018
This downtown brewery leans into the rich local history with creative beer names like Consummate Rioter and 1916 Rising. They teamed up with Distraction Brewing to co-host the seasonal City Hall Beer Garden.
Distraction Brewing Co., 2 Belgrade Ave., Rosindale | Est. 2019
This small, family-owned craft brewery in Roslindale Square can be found right off the Roslindale Village Commuter Rail stop. The neighborhood spot has a shaded beer garden and hosts live music + trivia events. Bonus: Try the new Maltini on tap.
Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave. | Est. 2016
This two-story brewery is also home to a barbecue restaurant and features a game room with pinball machines. Stop by to enjoy the patio, scenic rooftop, or one of the many events. Bonus: The patio is pet-friendly.
Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave. | Est. 1987
This Seaport beer hall is home to a few brands of beer, including Harpoon, UFO, and Clown Shoes. Visit the new pickleball courts + spacious community style beer hall for pizza and pretzels.
Lamplighter Brewing Co., 284 Broadway, Cambridge + CX - 110 N First St., Cambridge | Est. 2016
Visit the Broadway location for fresh brews + bites from the coffee shop Pepita. There is also a back room for special events and screenings. The newer CX location is two stories and features a modern space with a limited menu. Bonus: Try the beer and cheese pairings.
Lord Hobo Brewing Company, Seaport, 2 Drydock Ave. + 5 Draper St., Woburn | Est. 2015
What began as a small tasting room has now grown to massive brewery production with space to accommodate over 400 patrons at the flagship Woburn location. The Seaport location features an expansive patio space with yard games and plenty of seating.
What we’re drinking: 617 Lager
Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co., 411 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham + Fenway coming soon | Est. 2018
This brewery has been gaining popularity with its seasonal pop-up beer gardens in Arsenal Yards in Watertown + outside of Faneuil Hall in downtown. The brewery also has a new location in the works for the Fenway neighborhood.
What we’re drinking: Cloudy Candy IPA
Night Shift Brewing, Multiple locations | Est. 2012
Look for the iconic owl logo at one of the permanent locations like Everett or at the Lovejoy Wharf. There are also seasonal beer gardens located on the Esplanade and Herter Park in Allston-Brighton.
What we’re drinking: Whirlpool
Notch Brewery, 525 Western Ave., Brighton + 283R Derby St., Salem | Est. 2010
This brewery focuses on creating Czech and German-style beer, including low ABV options to sip all year round. Both locations host seasonal events, live music, and workshops.
Remnant Brewing, 2 Bow Mkt Way, Somerville + Cambridge coming soon
Head to Union Square to visit this micro brewery and cafe, located next to Bow Market. The team is working to open a second location at 877 Cambridge St.
Roundhead Brewing Company, One Westinghouse Plaza Building #10, Hyde Park | Est. 2017
Massachusetts’s first Latino-owned brewery is tucked away in the Hyde Park neighborhood and offers a variety of local brews + pizzas. Enjoy pints of cold beer inside the industrial space or outside on the patio.
What we’re drinking: Liquid Bread
Turtle Swamp Brewing, 3377 Washington St.
This Jamaica Plain brewery offers indoor and outdoor seating + a variety of taproom events. Stop by the second Thursday of the month for a guided tour and tasting experience.
Trillium Brewing Company, multiple locations | Est. 2013
This New England-based brewery has two year-round locations in the Fort Point and Fenway neighborhoods, plus a seasonal pop-up beer garden on The Rose Kennedy Greenway. Guests can find a wide selection of beers from the ultra hoppy to unique sour creations.
Samuel Adams Boston Brewery, 30 Germania St. + Sam Adams Boston Taproom, 60 State St. | Est. 1984
From the Boston Beer Company team, this Jamaica Plain brewery pours the year around staples like the Boston Lager and seasonal favorites like the Sam’s Summer Ale and Cold Snap. Drop by the downtown taproom for weekly trivia, DJ nights, and more from the two-story location.
Widowmaker Brewing, 220 Wood Rd., Braintree + Brighton coming soon | Est. 2017
This growing brewery is known for its creative brews + hearse that’s available for a killer house party. The team announced it will be expanding to the Brighton neighborhood in the former Brato Brewhouse location.
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