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The 14 Best Breweries Near Boston

Updated: September 21, 2022

Thirsting for a crisp Blond Ale, a malty lager, or a hoppy IPA? We recommend a visit to these Boston breweries. To find these great breweries, we looked at reviews and ratings from local publications and top review sites. Head to these taprooms for award-winning beer, beer tours, and an all-round good time!

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Dorchester Brewing

Brewery, $, BostonBrewery, $Boston, North Dorchester
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut, 2020

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  • Eater, 2020

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Samuel Adams Brewery

Brewery, $, BostonBrewery, $Boston, Jamaica Plain
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Turtle Swamp Brewing

Brewery, $, BostonBrewery, $Boston, Jamaica Plain
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

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Trillium Brewing - Fort Point

Brewery, $$, BostonBrewery, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut, 2020

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Castle Island Brewing - South Boston

Brewery, $$, BostonBrewery, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Harpoon Brewery Annual 5-miler to Benefit the Angel Fund

Brewery, $, BostonBrewery, $Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Trillium Brewing Fenway

Brewery, $$, BostonBrewery, $$Boston, Kenmore
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Night Shift Brewing - Lovejoy Wharf

Brewery, $$, BostonBrewery, $$Boston, North End
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation

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  • Hoodline, 2019

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If you travel further

Night Shift Brewing

Brewery, $, EverettBrewery, $Everett
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • TimeOut, 2020

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    TimeOut, 2020
  • Eater, 2020

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    Eater, 2020

Aeronaut Brewing Company

Brewery, $, SomervilleBrewery, $Somerville, Spring Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

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    Eater, 2020
  • Eater, 2018

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    Eater, 2018

Remnant Brewing

Brewery, $$, SomervilleBrewery, $$Somerville, Union Square
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Lamplighter Brewing

Brewery, $, CambridgeBrewery, $Cambridge, The Port - Area 4
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

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    Eater, 2020
  • Infatuation

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    Infatuation

Bone Up Brewing

Brewery, $, EverettBrewery, $Everett
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut, 2020

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    TimeOut, 2020

Cambridge Brewing Company

Brewery, $$, CambridgeBrewery, $$Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • TimeOut, 2020

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    TimeOut, 2020
  • Eater, 2020

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    Eater, 2020

How does it work?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Boston. We analyzed 15185 Boston restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Boston restaurant reviews, and 1052 lists and articles – looking closely at what Hoodline, Infatuation and Eater had to say – and applied our boam magic. These top contenders have appeared in Hoodline - Your guide to the 5 top spots in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood, Infatuation - The Best Restaurants In Cambridge and Eater - Where to Eat and Drink on New Year’s Eve in Boston. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Most common questions

There are 9 breweries in Boston.

The highest-rated breweries with outdoor seating in Boston are Samuel Adams Brewery, Dorchester Brewing and Night Shift Brewing - Lovejoy Wharf.

Samuel Adams Brewery, Dorchester Brewing, and Night Shift Brewing - Lovejoy Wharf are breweries that are dog-friendly in Boston.

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