30 July
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A Look Inside the Seaport’s Cisco Brewery Pop Up | By Rachel Bakish

By now, it seems like common knowledge that the Seaport is booming. One of the many contributing factors to the rise of this neighborhood is the bar, restaurant and nightlife scene. One notable destination in the Seaport for an afternoon or evening of drinking, eating, and listening to live music is the Cisco Brewery Pop Up located next to District Hall (65 Northern Ave).

The Cisco Brewery Pop Up is open Tuesday through Friday 4 -11 pm, Weekends 12 – 11 pm. They celebrate most holidays as well. Notably, there’s live music every night featuring some of the finest up and coming artists in Boston.



Back by popular demand, Cisco Brewery is well underway and busy with another season of “Island Vibes” in the Seaport.  Award-winning craft beer and wines, live music and even more food trucks including Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar, American Flatbread, and Luke’s Lobster have made this Seaport destination a must visit for anyone seeking an energetic vibe.

The Seaport pop-up is bigger and better this season due to the addition of two new bars. It features Cisco’s innovative beers and Nantucket Vineyard wine-based cocktails inspired by Triple Eight Distillery.  Kids and pets are welcome and capacity this is expanded to approximately 750 people. The vibe of dogs, kids, good music, and ice cold drinks coupled with a frequent sea breeze makes for an exceptionally pleasant way to enjoy a hot summer day or evening.

This year’s new and improved Seaport pop-up offers some new beers like Getaway IPA (a New England Style IPA). There is also new vintages of Rose and Sauvignon Blanc and small-batch cider trials sent from the Nantucket Island operation. Cisco also features some classics like Whales Tale, Grey Lady, Gripah and Shark Tracker on tap (and in ice cold cans). Cisco Seaport is excited to debut “Non-Profit Tuesdays,” throughout the season to support local charities with an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for their cause. 



The location of this thriving pop-up is in the center of several of the Seaport’s landmark residential buildings. By the end of 2019, the Seaport will feature well over 1,000 condominium units (vast majority opened since 2016) with more than double that number in rental apartment product. 

Looking back a decade, the growth of this area is nothing short of stunning. The neighborhood is nationally recognized as one of the most prolific growth zones in the country. While the traction is mostly well-received, the Seaport does have its shortcomings. Traffic issues have been frustrating to many and others have complained about the lack of cultural identity for the neighborhood. We suspect these issues may fix themselves over time, although that won’t be immediate.

2018 was a record year for the Seaport with 102 sales over $2M with an average price per foot of more than $1,800. Notably, no other neighborhood in Boston broke through $1,700 / SF average barrier which puts the Seaport in a class of its own with so many new condo towers. 2019 is primed to be even “richer” than 2018 in terms of the average price per foot in the neighborhood. If you blink for three months you will have missed a lot in the Seaport’s evolution and that trend will not change in the next two years.