Arsenal Yards Warming Winter With Outdoor Fireside Dining

Fire pits will provide some warmth for outdoor diners at Arsenal Yards this winter.

The following announcement was provided by Arsenal Yards:

Winter has officially gotten warmer atWatertown’sArsenalYardswith Fire Side hangoutson the River Green. Based on the success from the holiday season, the Fire Side winter experience is back.

Guests can now reserve their own socially distanced, outdoor propane fire pit to make outdoor dining fromArsenalYards’ restaurants – including Ben & Jerry’s, Chipotle, City Works Pour House & Eatery, Frank Pepe, Garbanzo and Shake Shack – a little bit cozier.ArsenalYardsis also hosting special hangouts throughout the winter featuring live musicians and DJs during certain timeslots.

Following an incredible response in December, Fire Side kicks off again on Friday, January 15, with the return ofPat Dowling, a Boston-based performer who uses a loop pedal to layer singing, beatboxing and guitar to create a full band sound, as the first performer. Watertown residents and guests are invited to pick up their favoriteArsenalYardstakeout and enjoy the socially-distanced fire pits while staying warm and toasty. The fire pits are set up throughout the River Green atArsenalYards, and are spaced a minimum of 10 feet apart. Reservations for the fire pits are available Friday evenings and Saturdays both during the day and at night, and pre-registration is required for each 75 minute slot. Events require a small registration fee, with all proceeds benefiting the Watertown Food Pantry for the month of January.

During the months of January and February, reservation slots will be available on Fridays from 5:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. On Saturdays, reservation slots will be available during the day between 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m., and in the evenings from 5:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

Entertainment will be provided in the form of both live music and DJs during certain time slots.

Visitors are encouraged to continue to check out theArsenalYardsEvents Calendaras reservations will become available one week in advance of each date, and entertainment details will continue to be added.

Guests can currently reserve their fire pits now for the following dates:

“Creating a strong sense of community is a huge part of what we’re doing here atArsenalYards, and we’re happy to be able to offer our guests an opportunity to get out of the house and do something fun outside, in a safe environment, even during the colder winter months” said Jessica Reed, Marketing Director,ArsenalYards. “We encourage both locals and visitors to Watertown to put on their mask, enjoy some shopping, and then warm up by one of our fire pits with some takeout and entertainment.”

The health and safety of customers, employees and guests remains the top priority atArsenalYards. In accordance with the most recent rollback to Phase 3, Step 1, masks are required at all times, except while guests are eating at their socially-distant fire pit location. In addition, due to capacity limits, advance registration is required with a maximum of 6 people allowed at a fire pit and a total capacity of 25 guests at one time. Guests are required to maintain a distance of at least six feet from other guests and performers at all times, and hand sanitizer is provided.

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Along the Charles River, in the heart of East End Watertown, Greater Boston’s next great neighborhood is emerging. With continued growth and development, by Fall of 2021ArsenalYardswill be a thriving new neighborhood with over 50 curated shops, eateries, fitness, and entertainment venues including The Majestic 7, Buttermilk & Bourbon, and Roche Bros. The more than one million square foot mixed-use development also includes state-of-the-art life science lab space, 300 contemporary apartments, and a 146-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton. Merging the best of community, culture, and lifestyle into a uniquely ideal place to live, work, and play,ArsenalYards’ original mural art installations are adding to the urban vibe along with enhanced outdoor and green spaces for social and community gatherings.ArsenalYardsis a co-development of Boylston Properties and Wilder. For more information

One thought on “Arsenal Yards Warming Winter With Outdoor Fireside Dining

  1. “Socially distant”, “outside dining” in January? How about inside dining in January at a host of restaurants in the area? I’ll leave the boots, hats & winter coats at home and dine in, but thank you anyway. Yes, positive cases have risen but 6 million 500,000 have done just fine in the past 10 months so it might be wise to stop the hysterical panic we have been witnessing and just be safe but don’t overdue it to the point of solitary confinement.

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