Boston’s largest neighborhood tends to fly under the radar when it comes to tourism, but craft beer aficionados would be remiss to skip out on a trip to Dorchester Brewing Company. The open-air roof deck provides some of the area’s best skyline views, which conveniently pair perfectly with a fresh Forever OFD DIPA or thirst-quenching Down To The Core cider. Once you’ve worked up an appetite after a couple of brews, head right downstairs to M&M BBQ for a cornucopia of savory selections ranging from Pulled Pork Sandwiches to Baked Mac ‘n Cheese.
How to book: Via Tock
Boston’s largest neighborhood is home to top-tier Vietnamese cuisine, a whole host of divey Irish pubs, and some stellar craft beer courtesy of Dorchester Brewing Company. Founded in 2016, this multi-story operation doubles as one of the city’s hottest hangout spots, equipped with a game room and year-round rooftop greenhouse. Brews around here range from the hearty Baker’s Dozen wheat lager or Beantown coffee stout to the tried-and-true Forever OFD DIPA—and to sweeten the deal, M&M BBQ is located right inside the brewery, slinging up Pulled Pork Sammies, Dumpster Fries, and a whole mess of classic barbecue sides to pair with your favorite beer.
How to book: Walk in
It’s a twofer: a brewery and a restaurant all in one place. From Dorchester Brewing Company’s taproom, you can order a spread of barbecue from M&M while sipping local beers inside on one of the two patios: the roof deck and the streetside deck. Just be strategic about your visit—the popular spot regularly reaches capacity.