Night Shift Brewing

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Night Shift BrewingNight Shift Brewing

Type: Brewery, Bar

87 Santilli Hwy
Everett, Massachusetts, 02149-1906
United States

(617) 294-4233 | map

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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 248
Photo of GimmeASchlitz
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Every chance I get it come here to enjoy fresh beers from some guys who take pride in what they brew.

Walking into Night Shift for the first time can keep you in a certain awe of the place. German tables line the place for great communal drinking. You'll see people enjoying great beers and food from either the food truck or from around the area. The bar is a nice warm wood but the the metal stools can get to you after a while. Stretch your legs a bit by going over to the few arcades they have onsite.

The service is outstanding. The guys really make you feel welcome and if it's your first time they always take the time to explain each beer to you and what makes them unique. They also are very eager to tell you their favorite on tap if you ask. When it's busy on the weekends they make sure to get to you.

The selection changes a lot. Some of their beers sell out and will be unavailable until the next batch. Flights are offered so you can sample each of their selections. They also have cans and bottles to go. No cans or bottle? Get a growler to go.

If you haven't been, come by when you're in the area. You'll be glad you did.

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Photo of emount91
4.43/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

this is an awesome brewery. the vibe and atmosphere of the place is great: lots of dark wood, low artificial lighting, and big windows to let natural light in. one really sweet thing i noticed was the overhanging lights were bike wheels converted into lamps. very cozy place to sit and drink. very quick and responsive staff and service, and a huge selection (6-7 different cans, 4-5 different bottles, and i dont even know how many more tap only selections). The staff was also very good at making suggestions. left the place with 48 cans and a pub glass, i will be returning very soon and as often as possible!

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Night Shift is probably the best brewery visit in the Boston area. Picnic tables, flights available at reasonable prices, cans and bottles available.....awesomeness. Not to mention that the beer is great and they had more than 15 beers on every time I've been. I could easily spend a few hours here. Definitely recommend a visit if you are in the Northeast.

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Photo of tigg924
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Been several times and had fun every time. Place has a modern industrial feel. Big wide open space with lots of picnic tables to grab a beer with. Friendly and helpful employees that can answer questions about the beer. Usually at least eight taps available to non society members that have a wide range of unique styles. If I lived closer, I would be here most afternoons.

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Photo of nmaher
4.65/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Have been a few times to grab cans. Access and parking have always been low stress, service has been great and plenty of variety to choose from. Not entirely sure why these guys don't get the credit they deserve as both Santilli and The 87 are seriously great. Selfishly I'm happy to not have to fight for them and be able to buy in whatever quantity I want.

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Photo of beantown_hopster
4.7/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I first walked in here about three weeks ago after finding out some of my favorite beers were being made right around the corner. The bartenders are honest to goodness good fellas. I kicked a keg of a one hop while having a growler fill so they gave me what was left of it on the house. I savored every drop.

Garage style pub that's really built for the 25-35 yo crowd, wide open picnic tables that you can hang at, projector with the game... or a christmas movie on abc family... very cool vibe.

Selection has always been great when I've been there so far.

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Photo of ESCO138
3.79/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Friendly people the selection for bottles could have been better but they had a decent tap list. Told an employee I was out of town and he showed me around the place.

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Photo of BostonDuke
4.74/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

One of the better up and coming breweries in the Boston area. Great selection of fresh beers that are always changing. They have made huge strides in 2015 and have a great sour program.

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Photo of kmfoley1975
4.57/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Cool vibe. Laid Back but helpful staff who are friendly and not put off by new comers. Great rotating food trucks and nice outdoor seating. Kind of like drinking with your buddies in the driveway. Selection on tap has their standbys with a nice rotation if seasonals and one offs. Haven't been there for any of the tap take overs but heard they are always a good selection and don't disappoint. Go there. sample some great beers and leave with cans and growlers.

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Photo of Shandycan
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Happened to be close enough after a visit to the city so decided to stop by here, and I'm glad I did! The vibe here is pretty awesome- nice tasting room with picnic tables, small patio with rotating food trucks (and the idea of BYOF is most excellent), corn hole next to the 'barrel room'... the guys behind the bar were awesome, and the beers are all solid. Glad I have family in the area because I definitely will be visiting more frequently!

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Photo of rogacks
4.93/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

The vibe of Nightshift is great. It's family friendly and they often are doing some kind of fun event. Food trucks are usually around or you can have food delivered.

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Photo of irrevjim
4.05/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3

Vibe has ranged from 1-5 at new location, on slow days the sense that 'civilian' presence annoys the gods of brewing can be felt, on a busy night everyone seems to love pouring and discussing their beer, which is always good, often great. service great anytime, selection can be across the board or, we have three variations on a belgian and three variations on an ipa, as well as the barrel society beer you're not allowed to look at, they have good food trucks visit during peak times, they're growing, they're learning

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Photo of thed163
4.86/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This is our home base, and I'm so thankful we randomly decided to pop in one day. Not only do they have great beer and great people, they give back to the community. That's important to me, and every time I'm in there, there's something new and local going on. From food trucks to making the tap room into an arcade for a night... This place is a blast. Did I mention great beer?

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Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.43/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Their new location is FAR superior to the previous one. Always a great selection of their offerings pouring, usually a decent amount of their bottles for sale as well. Staff and knowledgeable and friendly, usually full of people. New patio just opened, haven't been to check that out yet, but that can only improve this spot during the summer months!

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Photo of Mikeymcglynnigan
4.86/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great brews on tap and bottles to take home. Place has a very cool vibe. You can play cornhole in the brew room. Staff is excellent. Food trucks are great.

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Photo of irv2424
2.77/5  rDev -37.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.75 | service: 1 | selection: 4

Cool space and plenty of beer options, good IPAs, meh sours (besides everweisse) and recently have had some pretty poor service on more than one occasion. The last part made me pass on renewing my barrel society membership.

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Photo of BostonBrewRu
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Cool garage style brew pub. Not a ton of parking but I've only had to give up and go home once. Bartenders are nice, but there are generally only 1 or 2 of them which can be tough on the weekend. No guest taps. Food trucks on weekends.

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Photo of xICooRsYIx
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Vibe: Excellent. Huge open room full of picnic tables and barrels for people to lounge around. Plenty of space allowing room for a bunch of people. They have a barrel room in the back which is open to the public where you can actually see what their future projects are. In this room they also have 2 sack toss games set up for anyone to play while enjoying their beers. Very cool.

Quality: Above average!

Service: Exceptional. A huge bar allowing for people to get served quickly. and they also have a food truck out front in which you can go and grab a bite to eat and bring back inside to enjoy with your beer. They also have a bring your own food policy which i think has restrictions so make sure to check on the website before doing so.

Selection: They had a good selection of beers on tap. About 8 i believe ranging from pales, to stouts, fruit and berliners. They offer flights which allows you to try all of their beers on tap at a very reasonable price. Unfortunately they only had 2 different beers available in bottles to purchase, but they offered growlers of others.

overall: Definitely stop by if your in the area. I havent been to many breweries, but this one has set quite the bar. The environment was so welcoming, and its a place i would go on a weekly basis if i lived locally. Its a great night out with friends!

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Photo of TheBungyo
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

I felt right at home the instant I walked in the door. That isn't because there was some sort of family vibe. It was much too busy for anything like that. No, I felt like I was back in Seattle since we have so many similar tasting rooms throughout the city. I must confess, I really love taprooms like this, set inside the brewery in an industrial environment.

I also really loved the beer as well, especially the hoppy selections, which are what standout in my memory. Service was impersonal but prompt. This will hopefully be a recurring visit for me every time I'm in the Boston area.

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Photo of HoppyBastard2
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Great place! Friendly staff, interesting and tasty beers, cool building, easy to find.
I recommend checking out nightshift if you're in the Boston area.

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Photo of asparkoflife
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

The new space at 87 Santilli Hwy is leaps and bounds better than their original space.

Large picnic table seating inside, with extra seating in their barrel room. Huge bar with usually 2-3 people tending their pretty large tap list(usually 8-12 beers at one time)

Rotating food truck food service everyday.

Very well done.

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Photo of skinny_mcginley
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

The new taproom is great. Very roomy and open. Knowledgable staff and easy to read menus. Great beer selection, as well as food trucks that stop by. Try a flight of 4 to get to know the beers they have on tap.

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Photo of ari32
4.43/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

The new location is very spacious and fit the huge crowd for opening night rather comfortably. The staff was also exceptional, even with the mass of people. The selections were all pretty good, with the sours being the standout favorites for me. The Art 23 was also debuted that night on tap and was very good. I'm not sure if they always have food trucks, but the one that was there served up some solid fare (I know it's not their food, but it's worth noting that they do have food trucks sometimes). Overall, my visit to Night Shift was an enjoyable one, even with the throng of people.

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Photo of fourstringer
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

New location that apparently opened the weekend I was visiting Boston. Great brews - nice selection of sours and fruit-enhanced beers. Truly enjoyed every beer I tasted and there were many. Good vibe and the bartenders were uber attentive and friendly. No food, but there was a food truck outside that seemed to be turning good business. Cool little side room with active aging barrels (with the contents documented) around the perimeter. Hadn't had any Night Shift previously. Pretty impressed.

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Photo of RummyRedbeard
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

On Friday, planning on heading to Night Shift's new taproom event, me and a buddy accidentally arrived at the old location (right down the street) which is still the location of Idle Hands brewing... We felt bad dropping in and leaving so we tried what Idle Hands had to offer... we sampled their tap line and talked with the guys there who were extremely friendly. We were also privileged to try this aged Flander's Red before hoppin over to Night Shift's new place.

First of all, good for them. Their new tap room/brewery area is fucking beautiful. Considering they have pretty much launched into the stars over the past year it is incredibly motivating and a sign of great things to come for the craft beer scene which is growing at an ever alarming rate. Four or five long picnic tables are scattered around the edges of the room, a big bar lined with 15 or 20 taps, a separate room filled with oak barrels and these big glass doors you could look through to see all the brewing equipment and ingredients. The place was extremely clean and open, there was a whole bunch of merch including dope shirts, hats, glasswear, growlers and 750's, etc -- there were also food trucks (though I believe this was just for the event). There were a lot of people there so it seemed packed but overall I think if there wasn't an event going on it would be much more comfortable... but I ain't complaining, this is a party after all!

They had some beers on tap that they released specially for this weekend. First I started with Ever Weisse because it's my favorite thing that they do, not to mention hands down my favorite Berliner Weisse (or sour tasting beer in general) to date, a style I've had a lot of trouble warming up to. Then I had a flight of their regulars: Viva Habenera, Bee Tea, JoJo including one I had never tried before called Whirlpool which is a delicious APA that had huge peach and tropical fruit flavor. Next was their new Double IPA called Washington --dank fresh cut grass aroma, extremely hoppy, fresh, citrusy/tropical very well balanced--... Finished with a freshly tapped Bean Porter which was reminiscent of a DAMN good cup of mocha coffee, an appropriate post-meal coffee if you will.

I had a great experience at their new location, I suggest those of you in the Boston area hit this place up pronto.

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Night Shift Brewing in Everett, MA
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