February 22, 2024
Widowmaker Taproom & Kitchen will open in Brighton


Shifting into the previous Brato area, the spot will resemble a “gothic ski lodge.”

Widowmaker Taproom & Kitchen will open in Brighton
A beer from native brewer Widowmaker. Photograph courtesy of Widowmaker Brewing

These trying to take pleasure in a beer whereas exploring Brighton’s vibrant music scene can flip to a brand new brewery opening this spring.

Widowmaker Taproom and Kitchen will probably be arriving within the neighborhood, opening a everlasting location in Boston for the primary time. The spot would be the brewery’s second brick and mortar location, becoming a member of the brewery and taproom in Braintree, and can occupy the previous Brato Brewhouse and Kitchen constructing. A key distinction from the Braintree vacation spot is that Widowmaker Taproom and Kitchen will sublease the area to Bone and Bread which can serve “farm to avenue meals.” Founder Ryan Lavery mentioned that the staff has been trying to broaden for a while, and anticipates a late spring or early summer time opening.

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“We had been trying throughout and prepared to pursue areas. When this one opened, we [said], ‘we have now to determine tips on how to make this occur,’” Lavery mentioned. Given the staff’s expertise in music and Brighton’s tradition, he added, “That space feels pure for us.”

The spot can have a manufacturing facility, the place fashionable beers like Blue Comet, an IPA, and Lethal Gardens, a Czech darkish lager, will probably be made, utilizing the enterprise’ trademark good elements and refined processes. From Bone and Bread, the menu will doubtless embrace objects just like the Hen 65 sandwich, which comes with pink onion and spiced yogurt sauce. The “unusual ramen” will ultimately are available flavors comparable to grilled cheese and tomato, French onion, and Italian wedding ceremony soup. Asian fusion fare will probably be featured prominently.

Whereas the area will retain the “stoner rock branding” that individuals affiliate with Widowmaker, the design on the Brighton location can have matured somewhat bit, taking over the looks of a “gothic ski lodge,” Lavery mentioned. The vibe will probably be relaxed, and the taproom can have a speakeasy vitality. There will probably be a lounge area, excessive tops, and cubicles, in addition to a mural from a neighborhood tattoo artist. An outside patio can also be a part of the proposed plan.

“I like our taproom in Braintree, however what folks count on now’s totally different,” Lavery mentioned. “We are able to’t simply roll out communal tables, pour the very best beer we will brew, get a meals truck, after which wipe our arms clear. We’ve to supply an expertise.”

Coming to Brighton, Lavery mentioned that music is in Widowmaker’s DNA, making them an ideal match for the neighborhood, house to Roadrunner Boston and Brighton Music Corridor. He added that staff members had been “heartbroken” to listen to that Brato closed this previous November, however are excited to have the area stay a brewery and draw the identical area people. Whereas many breweries struggled in the course of the pandemic, Boston.com reported that Widowmaker not solely survived, however thrived. Opening the Brighton location is a part of that progress.

“Once I shut my eyes and [imagine] what a Widowmaker area [would be], that is what we’re going to be constructing for folks,” Lavery mentioned.

Widowmaker Taproom & Kitchen, 190 N. Beacon St., Brighton

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