Night Shift Brewing


Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(617) 294-4233 | map

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Added by morebeergood on 03-06-2012

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Photo of JamFuel
4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Located in Everett, Night Shift is not the easiest to get to, thank God for Uber.

Very industrial space, like a big warehouse. Pretty cool vibe, pretty quiet on a Friday morning.

The selection of beer was awesome, they had about twelve taps with IPas, sours, a porter and more. They also had bottle pours of a few beers. I tried twelve beers, and every one was at least very good, and a couple were world class. They obviously only have their own beers.

Service was great, the guy, whose name I don't recall, was very friendly, and was happy to chat about beer, both theirs and in general.

They also sell merch, T-shirts, glasses and so on, and beer in bottles or 4-packs.

Overall, I had a great time at Night Shift. A bit of a trek to get to, but worth every dime and minute.

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Photo of Stephenmheadley
3.98/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

It's hard to get to but Night Shift is a solid little brewery in Everett. Fun place for a Sunday afternoon of beer. No major thrills but it makes up for it with great beer and charm.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Located in a warehouse section, warehouse look on the outside, warehouse vibe on the inside. Not a bad thing at all! When the weather is warmer they have outdoor seating. On the inside, the tables are long and connected like a German beer hall and (25) beers on tap which is generous. I walked away being impressed and wanting more Night Shift beers.

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Photo of chrisking
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Great beers including plenty of small batch gems. Overall setup indoor and out is brilliant, including arcades and bags. Taproom is spacious and decked out with some cool designs, new annex just just adds to it all. Always great food truck offerings outside. Love this place.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Just a great place overall. Huge selection, great food truck options, plenty of places to sit in and outside. Will be coming back again for sure. Don't skip this place if you're in the area.

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Photo of Sammy
3.86/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

if you are in the area ivrecommend you stop
many beers and styles they out on tap, lots of these small batches. ipas and sours/wilds dominated choices today. tiny bar in terms of seats. many tables insude and outside. you dont know night shift from the modest offerings in bottle shops in the northeast.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Impossible not to enjoy yourself once you're there. Super upbeat vibe, friendly staff, great selection and the space is always expanding. Their core lineup is always on tap as is another half dozen or so releases, not counting bottles and cans to go. Street parking is decent but that has everything to do with the location - industrial park in Everett; concrete everywhere. Not easy to get to although the T is nearby the walk can be dangerous - rotaries and fast cars. Once you get there - so much fun. Dogs welcome on the patio a big plus!

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Photo of deen
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

I love this place, and the beer. They have several excellent beers (Santilli, Whirlpool, etc) and the place is so much fun (for me anyway) ... very earthy and funky, and they even have some classic arcade games! (very fun for me)

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Photo of exitmusic
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I love this place. Lines are quick, beer is good, service is friendly. It's a big warehouse-type space, probably an equal amount of seating and standing room. They've got a large patio with tables, both seated and standing, and there's typically food trucks parked up against it. There's also a few free arcade games.

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Photo of mnj21655
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I've been here quite a few times and have never been disappointed. They have a food truck serving great eats the majority of the time. They always have 12+ beers on tap available in either flights or full pours, with true 16 oz. pints available for appropriate styles. It can get busy later on the weekend with parking tough to find but is typically quiet around opening. I really love the patio which happens to be dog friendly (pooches are not allowed inside the brewery).

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Photo of thedaveofbeer
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I went with a few friends around opening on a Saturday and therefore it wasn't too crowded. That started to change when we were leaving to our next stop on our brewery hop two hours later. I liked the layout of the place and appreciated the beer selection. They had most of their staples as well as a few seasonal/more limited release beers. I wasn't blown away by any of their beers, but all seemed solid for their style. The atmosphere, was convivial beer geek and those accompanying their beer geek friends. My only negative experience was getting a beat down by my friend on the Street Fighter game, but at least it was a free beatdown. (game was free to play). I don't know if I will ever be back in Everett, but if I am, it will definltely stop in again.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Everything I would want in a taproom experience. Plenty of available parking. Lots of space. Brewery area was visible from the taproom. Nice merchandise section. Easy to talk to people in our group. The selection was fantastic based on variety of styles, a vintage BA tap, society exclusive tap, and flights. The flights and taster size glasses were the key based on the wide range of options. Numerous to-go canned options as well as a BA Quad in bottles. Only a slight knock that two taproom bartenders couldn't answer a question I had about one of the beers.

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Photo of Kraftastic
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Night shift has a reputation for making a million different beers at their tap house. There are usually 12-16 beers on tap. This is their best and worst feature. There are so many time's i've visited where I've had standout beers side by side with an experiment that missed the mark. I love visiting Night Shift during their off hours. Over the weekend the space is crowded and there's a long line to get in.

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Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Great food truck, nice selection of Belgian and hoppy beers. Quick and informative tour, very good beers. Staff was all very friendly and helpful; a must-stop in the boston area.

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Photo of GimmeASchlitz
4.29/5  rDev -4%
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 -0.9%
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 +3.8%
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 +2.7%
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 +4%
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 +5.1%
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 -15.2%
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 +6%
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 +2.2%
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 +6.3%
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 +10.3%
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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