Pier 6, Charlestown

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.

Pier 6 Charlestown 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, Charlestown Pier 6, Charlestown Being obsessed with boats, we were delighted to be able to see so many while we relaxed on the Pier 6 roof deck.

Pier 6, Charlestown Pier 6, Charlestown Pier 6 has some great offerings for wine and beer. My husband went with the Harpoon stout while I had a rose of Cinsault, a nod to the beautiful late summer evening.

rose of cinsault

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.

Pier 6 menu 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.

oysters Sticking with a seafood theme, we also went with some simple jumbo shrimp with a delicious, mildly spicy sauce.

shrimp cocktailAnd 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.

lobster bisque

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.

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  1. Daisy’s avatar

    So glad you made it here! Let me know next time you venture back :)


  2. Daisy’s avatar

    and YAY for my comment posting!!!


  3. Eric’s avatar

    I cannot wait to go back here again for a drink at dusk. The view of the Boston was amazing – and watching the different boat owners with their dogs, and the dogs playing just added to the fun of the evening.

    such a great location.


  4. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    This place looks fantastic. Almost like Newport!


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