Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Craft Beer Cellar Is Opening in Boston's Fenway Neighborhood

A local group of specialty beer stores is expanding once again, and this time it will be opening a shop in one of Boston's busiest areas.

According to their social media pages, Craft Beer Cellar is planning to open in the city's Fenway neighborhood, with the store being located on Van Ness Street near where it meets Kilmarnock Street (just east of Brookline Street and across from the outdoor seating area for the Yard House). Based on a blueprint posted onto Facebook, it looks like the shop will have approximately 1,600 square feet of space, with construction being "well underway" as of a few weeks ago. If all goes as planned, the new Craft Beer Cellar is hoping to be open around Labor Day.

[March 29, 2016 update: According to a Facebook event page, the new Craft Beer Cellar in the Fenway is having its grand opening on Saturday. April 2. (Thanks to @alexeweaver for bringing this to our attention.]

[April 1, 2016 update: A Facebook post from the shop indicates that the new Craft Beer Cellar in the Fenway has actually soft-opened ahead of tomorrow's grand opening.]

Currently, existing locations of Craft Beer Cellar in Eastern Massachusetts can be found in Amesbury, Belmont, Braintree, Framingham, Newton, Plymouth, Sudbury, Swampscott, and Winchester, with another shop being planned for Roslindale. [Ed note--another location has also been announced for Fort Point.]

The address for the new Fenway location of Craft Beer Cellar is 98 Van Ness Street, Boston, MA, 02215; the CBC website is at while the Twitter page for the Fenway shop is at

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Ten Good Places to Get Beer in the Boston Area]