About the Owl’s Nest

In July 2018, the Esplanade Association announced a partnership with Night Shift Brewing, a seven-year-old brewery based out of Everett, MA, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation to bring the Owl’s Nest Beer Garden to the Esplanade.

At the Owl’s Nest, visitors can enjoy a variety of fresh craft beers, wines, ciders, and non-alcoholic beverages while relaxing under the enchanting trees of the Esplanade with views of the riverfront. The location is family-friendly and dog-friendly. The Owl’s Nest also offers bathroom stations and bicycle racks for visitors.

For most up-to-date information on possible weather related closures, please follow the Owl’s Nest on Twitter at twitter.com/owlsnestboston  
To learn more about the Owl’s Nest and Night Shift Brewing, visit https://nightshiftfamily.com/.


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The Owl’s Nest is located closest to the footbridge from Dartmouth Street, which can be found where Dartmouth Street meets Back Street next to Storrow Drive. Once you have reached the Esplanade, begin to walk right until you find the first footbridge that crosses over the lagoon to your left. The Owl’s Nest is located on the right side once you have crossed this footbridge.

Visitors can also take the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge which is located between Beacon Street and Beaver Place, adjacent to David G Mugar Way. Once you have crossed the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge, continue straight to cross the footbridge that goes over the lagoon. Once you have crossed this footbridge, head left and you will soon find the Owl’s Nest past the Arthur Fiedler Statue.

MBTA: The Owl’s Nest is a six minute walk from Copley Station (Green Line).

Blue Bikes: The closest Blue Bikes stations are located where Beacon Street meets Dartmouth Street and where Beacon Street meets David Mugar Way (In front of Beacon Street access to Arthur Fiedler Footbridge).

Rideshare: Please instruct your driver to drop you at Back Street and Dartmouth and walk over the footbridge.