Cambridge’s deeply popular Lamplighter Brewing Company — Eater Boston’s 2017 taproom of the year — may soon have shorter lines out front. A little over a year old, the brewery unveils its new back taproom expansion on Thursday, February 8, making room for even more beer drinkers.
“It’s a bit darker, funkier, and more intimate than the front space, but overall has the same clean, modern decor, exposed brick, bench-style seating, and couches and bar stools,” co-founder Cayla Marvil told Eater.
Lamplighter will celebrate the opening of the space with grand opening events on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this week. The space will have a full draft list available, and as usual, patrons will be able to dig into food from local pop-ups, with Tanám Filipino rice bowls, Manoa poke, and Brato grilled cheese in the lineup for this week.
The addition is located at the end of a hallway on the right side of the brewery that leads to the kitchen and bathrooms. There are communal tables and a lounge area with cushy chairs and couches, plus bar seating and standing room. The wall art — a mural by Chloe Rubenstein — features three big cats that are reminiscent of the brewery’s artistic labels.
With this expansion, Lamplighter will double its capacity and be able to host more events, both public and private.
This week, the new space will be open from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday, and from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturday. Beyond this weekend, the space will be open Tuesday through Saturday, in the evenings.