South Boston certainly isn’t Charlestown, but their beer is certainly welcome in the Navy Yard.
Castle Island Brewing Company and National Development have combined to create an outdoor, waterfront beer garden on Constitution Wharf this summer. The beer garden opened officially last Thursday, Aug. 9.
“We are now open at Constitution Wharf and it is the Castle Island Beer Garden,” said Ted Tye of National Development, which owns the Wharf properties. “They will be open Thursday through Sundays…It was great to get in that accessibility to the waterfront and it’s a pilot program through August. Hopefully we’ll find a way to extend beyond that.”
Tye said the location has been permitted with the City, and he is very excited to see a new use on a location that has some of the best views of the water and downtown in all of Boston.
“It’s just a beautiful setting down there,” he said. “We’ve been working hard down there to make improvements to the office building and the public areas and HarborWalk. This is a great way to get activity that works for residents and people traveling to other parts of the city, and also for our tenants…It is really one of the most scenic spots in the city. You have the Boston skyline, and the boats coming in and out, and even on a steamy night, there’s still a cool breeze there.”
Tye said they wanted to focus on making the beer garden family friendly, and they’ve included games on the tables and dogs are very welcome also.
They also plan to have food trucks and pop-up food stands, too – utilizing local businesses as much as possible.