Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Castle Island Brewing Co. Is Opening in South Boston, Will Be Serving Bar Pizza

About a year and a half ago, it was reported that a brewery in Norwood was going to be expanding to South Boston, and now we have learned that it is only a few months away from opening--and it will apparently be serving a very popular regional food item.

According to a Facebook post from Castle Island founder/president Adam Romanow along with a Boston Business Journal article, Castle Island Brewing Co. is planning to open its new facility on Old Colony Avenue in the Andrew Square section of Southie in July, and they will be partnering with Lombardo's, a function/events venue in Randolph that will be running Castle Island's kitchen. In his post, Romanow also drops some interesting news, saying that this will allow them to "bring some much needed South Shore-style bar pie to Southie."

The new facility, which will be located at the site of the old Cole Hersee factory, will include a indoor dining area with 240 seats, an outdoor patio with additional 50 seats, a tasting area with 20 beers on tap, a stage, and a small retail shop along with a brewery area in the back.

Castle Island Brewing Co. opened in Norwood in late 2015 after a search for a space that originally included the Andrew Square area; the name of the business comes from the Castle Island section of South Boston.

The website for Castle Island Brewing Co. is at https://castleislandbeer.com/

[May 25 update: According to a post within the jobs section of bostonchefs.com, the dining spot within Castle Island's new location in South Boston will be called Bardo's.]

[September 20 update: A Facebook post from the place indicates that Castle Island Brewing Co. opens in South Boston on Thursday, September 23.]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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