Raise the curtains, light the lights, and get ready for the debut of The Broadway in South Boston tomorrow, November 15. The replacement for the longstanding Boston Beer Garden at 732 East Broadway (under the same ownership) features a shiny new interior and a stacked menu with wood-fired pizzas and extravagant cocktails, including a nitro cold brew martini — on draft — that’s infused with vodka, Kahlua, and Bailey’s.
The Broadway’s opening marks a turning point for restaurateur Joey Arcari, who also just converted the Playwright into the Punk & Poet. The Broadway is a desired transformation to the Boston Beer Garden space after more than two decades in the neighborhood, Arcari previously told Eater — the team was just ready for a change.
Full of wood materials from the Boston Beer Garden, the inside of the Broadway features dark wood and steel accents, communal seating, wide booths, and two bars. The decidedly industrial decor includes a metal pipe through which the draft lines run, as well as a neon sign that reads “EAT” and plenty of subway tiles.
The food menu features wood-fired pizzas, including a sweet corn version topped with roasted corn, chorizo, cilantro pesto, and more. There are also items like blistered shishito peppers, a butternut squash and kale salad with quinoa, and shaved Brussels sprouts.
On the drinks side, there are several shareable cocktails, including a bourbon cider punch for four to eight people made with Four Roses bourbon, apple cider, cinnamon syrup, and lemon. Also look out for the Persephone cocktail (vodka, St-Germain, simple syrup, lemon, and prosecco), which gets poured table-side.
“We started our journey in Boston in this very space 23 years ago,” Arcari said in a release. “It’s only fitting that we have come full circle. We’re so excited to share this new space with the neighborhood that welcomed us back then and we’re certain that residents new and old are going to warmly embrace this new concept and enjoy our creative menu and extensive craft cocktail and beer selection.”