Friday, April 20, 2018

Night Shift Brewing to Open Brewery and Taproom at Lovejoy Wharf in Boston

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a local brewer is expanding to a second location, with this one apparently coming to the heart of Boston.

According to a source within the restaurant industry, Night Shift Brewing in Everett is looking to open a new facility somewhere downtown, with a Twitter post from @BrewboundFurn seeming to confirm this, showing this information in what appears to be part of a timeline displayed at last night's Nite Lite launch party at The Sinclair in Cambridge. The info says that the brewer has indeed signed a lease for a second brewery and taproom in downtown Boston, though no address or opening date has been given as of yet. (Stay tuned for more details as they come in.)

Night Shift debuted on Charlton Street in Everett in 2012, moving to its present location on Santilli Highway two years later. The brewer is known for such beers as Whirlpool, Santilli, and The 87 along with One Hop This Time, Morph, and the brand new Nite Lite, which makes its first appearance this week.

The website for Night Shift can be found at

[April 20 update: Boston Magazine states that the new brewery and taproom from Night Shift will actually be a bit north of downtown Boston, at Lovejoy Wharf near North Station and the North End.]

[May 3 update: Eater Boston mentions that the Boston location of Night Shift will have 12,000 square feet of space, seating for more than 300, an outdoor patio during the warmer months, and a taproom, cafe  (with its own coffee program), and retail space in addition to the brewery itself.]

[October 16 update: A tweet from the place indicates that Night Shift has now broken ground on its new space at Lovejoy Wharf and that the taproom, kitchen, cafe, and brewery all plan to open sometime in 2019.]

[March 8, 2019 update: Eater Boston says that Night Shift's new Lovejoy Wharf location opens on March 20 and that it will also the Night Shift Roasting coffee bar.]

[March 18, 2019 update: An update from Boston Magazine says that Night Shift has soft-opened today for coffee and retail sales, only; the place will also soft-open tomorrow, with its official opening still taking place on Wednesday, March 20.]

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