A few weeks ago, I had a fantastic weekend with my family where I got to play tourist all weekend long. While I can’t say I loved the Boston Children’s Museum (SO.much.screaming), I loved showing them Flour Bakery, Bee’s Knees Supply Co., boating in Boston Harbor, Legal Harborside, and the swan boats in the public garden. We live in such a great city.
My brother-in-law is a beer aficionado, so on their final day in town, some of us decided to check out Harpoon Beer Hall. I had been wanting to visit since I love Harpoon beer, and having guests in town made for perfect timing.
I loved Harpoon Beer Hall as soon as we climbed the stairs and saw the wide open space, dotted with picnic tables and and with bars, full of Harpoon taps, as the focal point. Though the hall was crowded, it was so spacious that we were able to grab a table for ourselves.
Service was quick, friendly, and fun. Harpoon only serves pretzels as far as food goes, and since my brother-in-law is a huge soft pretzel fan, we ordered a couple with multiple dipping sauces. I am all about sauces, and they were all delicious.
I especially loved the glass.
We traveled to Germany a few years ago and visited the famed Hofbrauhaus. We loved the fun and casual beer hall vibe, and while Harpoon does not have the amazing history or culture that Hofbrauhaus has, it still feels like a bit of Europe mixed with the best of Boston.