Drink

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

COMING SOON: a new cocktail bar from famed mixologist Ran Duan of Baldwin Bar / Blossom Bar / Ivory Pearl. Birds of Paradise will operate out of the former jail underneath police headquarters, with 45 seats inside and a patio out front, adjacent to the lower courtyard and across from Garage B.

We’ll let Ran explain the concept below – for more, read the full interview in The Boston Globe or in Eater Boston.

“The whole concept behind Birds of Paradise is traveling and escapism. The menu is going to be based on plane tickets. Think of Pan Am. You’re going from Brazil to Japan, right? Each cocktail is going to be based off of plane tickets from one location to the other, and the cocktail’s ingredients are going to be inspired by those two locations. We thought, especially with the timing of the pandemic, the space, and everything that’s been going on, it was the perfect concept with the perfect timing to get people to travel somewhere they miss.” – Ran Duan

We’re in – for the cocktails, the escapism, and for all the creative energy!

Hours:

COMING SOON

Super Bien

Super Bien

NOW OPEN: Super Bien, a Latin American-inspired grocery bar, features the empanadas, sauces, and snacks with a twist that Melissa Stefanini’s Buenas is known for at her Bow Market location. Take your pick between a chicken bacon cool ranch or mac and cheese empanada. Sample creative new dishes and South American wines at the dine-in counter or pick up pre-packaged frozen emps and sauces on the go. Melissa’s gorgeous space, warm hospitality, and creative food offerings will keep you coming back for more (but make sure you bring home some snacks to keep you sated in the meantime.)

Hours:

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: 11am-11pm

Thursday: 11am-11pm

Friday: 11am-11pm

Saturday: 11am-11pm

Sunday: 11am-8pm

Notch Brewing

Notch Brewing

The first Boston location for the popular Salem-based craft brewery, Notch Brewing’s Brighton taproom is their take on a traditional Czech and German-style beer hall, while their expansive biergarten makes it the perfect place to gather year-round.

The taproom and biergarten are home to frequent events, such as live music, hands-on workshops, movie nights, and plenty of opportunities to gather.

Launched in 2010, Notch Brewing – named for the nick made to keep record when you’re having more than one – was the first brewing company in the U.S. to focus exclusively on session beer, which only has 4.5% alcohol or less. These lower alcohol beers, based on classic session styles from the Czech Republic, Germany, England, and Belgium, are the perfect way to bring people together for a good time.

In July of 2022, Notch Brewing was named Boston’s Best Brewery in Boston Magazine‘s annual Best of Boston issue.

Hours:

Monday: 4pm-9pm

Tuesday: 4pm-9pm

Wednesday: 4pm-9pm

Thursday: 4pm-10pm

Friday: 12pm-11pm

Saturday: 12pm-11pm

Sunday: 12-8PM

The Koji Club

The Koji Club

Adding to The Speedway’s running list of historical firsts, the Koji Club is Boston’s first brick and mortar sake bar.

The Koji Club is a safe space to learn about and celebrate Japanese sake, and to reframe sake from an esoteric sushi companion to an approachable everyday beverage choice. At the Koji Club, guests can enjoy sake while also learning about its culture and history from an industry leader and tastemaker.

Founded in 2020 by advanced sake professional Alyssa Mikiko DiPasquale, the Koji Club started out as a “virtual clubhouse” of bi-weekly tastings and special events, though the long term vision always included a physical location. We are so glad Alyssa found her home in The Speedway, where nightly sake parties are enlivening Stall 6.

In July 2022, Alyssa was named Boston Magazine‘s Best Beverage Director in their annual Best of Boston issue.

Hours

Wednesday: 5pm-11pm

Thursday: 5pm-11pm

Friday: 5pm-11pm

Saturday:  5pm-11pm

Sunday: Closed

Phone: (617) 456-8732