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 Owl’s Nest is family-friendly and 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/.

Book your reservation at the Owl’s Nest today here.

Visiting the Owl’s Nest in 2021

The Owl’s Nest officially opens for the 2021 season on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

Please note that in order to ensure the safety of guests, the Owl’s Nest is only accepting parties of 6 or less people. Masks must be worn at all times unless seated. We strongly encourage making a reservation before visiting either of our locations, but walk-ins are also welcome.

COVID-19 Updates from Night Shift Brewing:

  • In order to enjoy a beer at either of our Owl’s Nest locations, each guest is now required to order food with their first round of drinks. Shared items can be ordered as long as they sufficiently serve the number of people at the table.
  • Although we love our four-legged friends, dogs are no longer allowed at either of our locations at this time due to a city mandate – service dogs only for the time being.
  • Do not visit if you’ve experienced any COVID-19 symptoms within the last week, are waiting for test results, and/or have been in close physical contact with anyone who’s either experienced similar symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID-19.

For private event inquiries, please click here and fill out the form on the next page.

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/.

Book your reservation at the Owl’s Nest today here.

Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 4pm to 10pm

Friday: 4pm to 10pm

Saturday: 12pm to 10pm

Sunday: 12pm to 8pm

Directions

 

Walking:

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.