Boston’s newest waterfront watering hole, Pier 6 in Charlestown, might just become our winter hangout as we while away time away from boat season. Our favorite time of year is dwindling; we can’t really go out on the boat after work anymore due to the lack of daylight, and we’ve had plenty of weekend days that are just too windy for us to leave the dock.
Sunday was not that day. Glorious sunshine made for a day of lounging and reading on the bow, my favorite place on the planet. When 5:00 rolled around we decided that it was time to pack up, but we did not want to go home. Pier 6 was the perfect place to get a little more fresh air while enjoying the Boston skyline we love so much.
Located in the Charlestown Navy Yard on Pier 6, the restaurant offers three stories, including a first floor bar, a middle floor dining room, and a roof deck, which is where we sat. Look at these views!
Pier 6 has a great menu that has a slight emphasis on seafood but a variety of other options, including a BBQ plate that looked amazing.
We decided to have all the oysters, going with two each of the Wellfleet, Island Creek, Chatham, Salt Air, Conway, and Snow Cove. I love oyster tasting; much like with wine, the oysters’ terroir really stands out in flavor, texture, and size.
And as the evening got chillier, we split a bowl of lobster bisque, which was like no lobster bisque I had ever had. It featured chunks of lobster and sweet potato in a light creamy broth that had a nice salinity as well as a hint of sherry to it without being overpowering.
We also split the delightfully messy Sweet & Sticky Wings which were addictive, with a soy and ginger glaze.
Overall, we really enjoyed everything about our first visit to Pier 6. Service was a little slow, but I think that can be expected, especially when a place is new and so crowded. We will definitely be visiting again soon and getting our water fix here this winter.