Harpoon Brewery Visitor’s Center
SEAPORT DISTRICT, BOSTON, MA
New beer hall and visitor’s center
Encompassing a beer hall, touring area, retail outlet, and event hall. The Harpoon Brewery Visitors Center transforms the industrial brewery setting into an inviting, multi-faceted gathering space.
Hansy Better Barraza
Anthony J. Piermarini
Amit S. Oza
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing
& Fire Protection Engineer
Norian / Siani Engineering Inc.
Verne G. Norman Associates, Inc.
Hal Cutler, P.E.
Cafco Construction Management, Inc
BEER HALL, EVENT SPACE & MORE
Flexibility was a core principle during the design process. The public beer hall can be divided into a private event room by closing a large, bi-fold door.
RECLAIMED OAK & SALVAGED BUTTERNUT
Bars and tables are topped with salvaged live-edge Vermont butternut, while the floors are made from reclaimed oak planks.
CELEBRATING THE BREWING PROCESS
Exposed pipework, stainless steel storage vats, and bottling lines create an insider-experience for guests taking tours, enjoying a pint at the main bar, or filling a growler at an array of taps.
About the Beer Hall
In the Seaport District
The Harpoon Brewery Visitors Center encompasses a beer hall, touring area, retail outlet, and event hall with panoramic views of the city of Boston. The space invites visitors to observe the brewing process while simultaneously creating a warm and dynamic community gathering space. An expansive bar in the main hall creates a focal gathering point. By closing a large, bi-fold door, a private event room emerges off the main hall. Finishes and lighting speak to Harpoon’s New England pedigree. Bars and tables are topped with salvaged live-edge Vermont butternut, while the floors are made from reclaimed oak planks. Glass walls in the interior let visitors in on the many processes that go into crafting beer. Stainless steel exposed pipework, storage vats, and bottling lines animate the insider experience for visitors waiting for tours and for guests just enjoying a drink at the main bar, or filling a growler at an array of taps.