Beer Garden Variety at Castle Island

Castle Island Brewing Company heads to Underground at Ink Block this summer


Castle Island marketing manager Janine Pohorely fell in love with Boston when she enrolled at Emerson College 12 years ago, but she says summer activities for out-of-town visitors can be somewhat lacking compared to other cities.

“There are amazing historical sites,” Pohorely says. “But we decided that we really wanted to bring something special to a space that was underutilized, something engaging and fun.”

Enter the Summer Beer Garden at Underground at Ink Block, a highway underpass connecting the South End and South Boston neighborhoods. Expected to open in mid-summer, the space will be transformed Thursday through Sunday into a hangout for all ages, with non-alcoholic options available in addition to a custom 20-tap trailer. “We’re creating smaller spaces within a large space to give people little moments of their own. We wanted it to be a fun, enjoyable space—not a bar,” she explains.

In addition to 15 communal picnic tables, there’ll be more intimate spots with beanbag chairs and a lounge area. The kid-friendly space is also near a dog park, so pooches are welcome, too. The lineup will showcase Castle Island’s core brews (Candlepin, Keeper, Hi-Def) and some seasonal drinks like fruity sour ales and rotating double IPAsplus, the summer destination also brings the Norwood brewery a bit closer to its namesake landmark.

Hours: Thu.-Fri., 3-10 pm; Sat.-Sun., 11 am–10 pm


Castle Island at Underground

90 Traveler St., Boston

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