Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The Beacon, Stratus to Open at the Top of the Prudential Tower in Boston's Back Bay

A few years back, a proposal was submitted for the top of one of Boston's skyscrapers, and now we have learned that a restaurant and a cocktail lounge are part of the plans.

NBC Boston is reporting (via the Boston Business Journal) that the top of the Prudential Tower is slated to include a dining spot called The Beacon on the 50th floor and a bar called Stratus on the 51st floor, with the 52nd floor being home to an indoor observatory called The View and an elevated platform known as The Lookout. The top floor had previously been home to Top of the Hub, an iconic restaurant and events space that first opened back in 1965 and shuttered permanently around the start of the pandemic in March of 2020.

In addition to The Beacon, the 50th floor (which will be called The City) will also have exhibits including a theater while the 51st Floor will be called Cloud Terrace and will feature an open-air space including outdoor space at Stratus. (The entire three-story project--which is looking to open later this year--will be called View Boston.)

[June 13 update: An email and press release sent to us indicates that View Boston--including The Beacon and Stratus--will be opening on June 15.]

[Earlier Article]
Proposal Submitted to Build Prudential Center Observatory in former Top of the Hub Space and Two Floors Below It

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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