We here at The Phoenix gave up trying
to resist the mid-day food coma that comes in the form of chef Tiffani Faison's
drool-worthy BBQ joint, Sweet Cheeks, months ago. That juicy, sizzling smoker scent that
sneaks into our Fenway headquarters, mere feet away, has played a mighty large part in
this, it's true.
When we noticed
construction popping up on the outside patio, a beer garden was something we didn't even dare to wish for. It seems Christmas has come early for us meat-eatin' BBQ groupies, because a beer garden we have been gifted.
According to the good
folks over at Eater, the space features a retractable roof, whiskey barrels for
perching, and a rotating list of respectable beers; 21st Amendment's Hell or
High Watermelon, Narragansett, Grey Lady by Cisco and Clown Shoes Tramp Stamp.
This already looks
like a primo after-work spot, but apparently a living mint wall is on its way
as well. We assume that'll be for good ol' fashioned Southern juleps though,
not for your face-planting and deep-breathing pleasure.
The beer garden, which
officially opened on June 9, is open Saturday and Sunday from 11:30pm to 1am,
and Monday through Friday from 5pm to 1am. If you need us, you know where to find us.