Boston, MA Beer Garden Opens at City Hall Square – NECN

The City of Boston has reopened a temporary beer garden at City Hall Square to boost foot traffic and energy in The Hub’s downtown neighborhood.

The Town Hall Square Beer Garden is now open, weather permitting, from noon to 7pm Wednesday through Sunday until early November. 67 Degrees Brewing in Franklin will be the purveyor of beer, while food trucks will be on-site when the gardens open.

“City Hall Square is a space that brings people together and builds community,” Mayor Wu Michel said in a news release. “I am grateful to 67 Degrees Brewing and am delighted to welcome residents, workers and visitors to our newly opened beer garden in Fischer Park on Town Hall Square.”

Mayor Wu announced the reopening Wednesday in partnership with the Office of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion and the property management department. In the announcement, the city noted that 67 Degrees Brewing is a black, female and veteran-owned brewery.

“I am delighted that we are able to activate the beer garden again at City Hall,” said operations director Dion Irish in a press release. “It’s been a pleasure to use city properties to contribute to the vitality of downtown Boston and to support local Black businesses while doing so.”

The city employs a competitive application process when selecting site providers. The city said 67 Degrees Brewing’s “commitment to social impact, diversity and inclusion, and the use of local ingredients stood out in its proposal to partner with the City of Boston to create a welcoming space in downtown Boston’s City Hall Square.”

Downtown Boston has been negatively impacted during the pandemic, and city officials are working to bring more people back into the neighborhood. Back in June, Mayor Wu announced the “Boston Together Again” series, which included cultural, food and wellness events downtown in mid-October.

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