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Light blue, almost turquoise, standard hoodie with kangaroo pocket and white strings. It features a white logo for Lamplighter Brewing Co., including old-fashioned street lamp imagery.
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Prepare for Chilly Outdoor Dining With Restaurant-Branded Hoodies, Hats, and Blankets

Planning to dine on patios all winter? Show your support for Boston-area restaurants by snuggling up in their winter-friendly merch

In a recent email newsletter to customers, Back Bay sushi hotspot Uni wrote, “Our outdoor patio is equipped with heaters, but we strongly advise all guests to dress for the weather. Uni sweatshirts and blankets are available for purchase.”

It’s a brilliant idea: Plenty of local restaurants are already selling branded merch anyway, an especially important tool during the pandemic, when capacity caps and other restrictions keep restaurants from operating as they did before March 2020. Why not directly market winter-friendly merch to customers who are braving the patios this fall and beyond?

With Boston, Somerville, and other cities and towns extending patio season as long as possible and many diners not feeling comfortable eating indoors yet, locals are in for several chilly months of outdoor dining, even as restaurants scramble to add heat lamps, igloos, and other warming features.

Here are some of the best sweatshirts, flannel shirts, winter hats, and blankets that local restaurants and food brands are currently selling. Got a favorite not listed here? Hit up the tipline.


Mostly hoodies. Some have zippers. All are supremely cozy for a winter of repping your favorite local restaurants and brands.

Black crewneck sweatshirt with a white beer bottle design on it

Night Shift crewneck sweatshirt

  • $20
  • $40
  • 50% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Night Shift Brewing has a number of attractive sweatshirts available, and most are currently on sale. Not a fan of hoods and zippers? Perhaps this crewneck is the sweatshirt for you, featuring the It’s Not a Phase New England IPA label design. But yes, there are also zip-up hoodies in several colors. Prefer flannel? Night Shift’s got that, too — see below. Shipping available.

Two turquoise lightweight zip-up hoodies sit on a wooden floor

Eventide logo hoodie

  • $65

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Lobster roll favorite and Maine import Eventide has some merch available on its takeout and delivery menu, including an oyster knife, cookbook, onesies, baseball-style tees, and more. There are two logo hoodie options, a navy blue Carharrt zip-up (men’s sizing) for $75 and a turquoise zip-up (women’s sizing) for $65. Pickup and local delivery available.

Black hoodie sweatshirt reads “Kowloon Saugus, MA” in bright red letters

Kowloon logo hoodie

  • $45

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Ah, Kowloon. A Saugus landmark. The online gift shop is full of interesting items, from tiki bowls to “got pupu?” t-shirts to stuffed animals wearing their own Kowloon sweatshirts. This (human-sized) black hoodie features the logo in bright red. Kowloon’s winter hat is also a keeper; see below. Shipping available.

Back of a gray hoodie featuring a white abstract design

Remnant Brewing Exquisite Corpse zip-up hoodie

  • $50

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Somerville’s Remnant Brewing offers a variety of nice glassware and apparel. Lovers of zip-up hoodies may be particularly interested in the gray zip-up, which features a small Remnant logo on the front and a large rendition of the Exquisite Corpse label design on the back. (The beer was brewed in celebration of Remnant’s first anniversary and was a collaboration with Dancing Gnome.) In-store pickup.

Light blue, almost turquoise, standard hoodie with kangaroo pocket and white strings. It features a white logo for Lamplighter Brewing Co., including old-fashioned street lamp imagery.

Lamplighter logo hoodie

  • $30
  • $38
  • 22% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Cambridge brewery Lamplighter Brewing Co. offers quite a bit of good-looking apparel; the “stupid seagulls” onesie is a must for any young ones in your life. The classic blue logo hoodie, screen-printed in Somerville, is a good pick for yourself for winter. In-store pickup and shipping available. As of publication time, it’s on sale, marked down to $30, so you might want to act fast before it runs out or goes back up in price.

Light green hoodie with white Trillium Brewing logo large across the front

Trillium Brewing Company logo hoodie

  • $40

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Trillium Brewing Company has quite a bit of merch, including several different styles of sweatshirts. This pale green option is perhaps the nicest — and something a little different among the local restaurant scene’s many navy blue sweatshirts. Those who feel claustrophobic in shirts with tight necklines will appreciate the open fit. In-store pickup.

Light gray hoodie features a Jack’s Abby House Lager logo and a blue checkered interior visible in the hood

Jack’s Abby House Lager hoodie

  • $60

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Jack’s Abby and sibling brand Springdale each have a variety of clothing and other merch options on the Jack’s Abby online store — see the flannel shirt below, for one — but this particular hoodie celebrates the brewery’s popular house lager and features a Bavarian flag-inspired lining. Shipping available.


Who knew? At least a couple local breweries offer extensive collections of branded flannel. Dress like a lumberjack who just wants to enjoy a winter night on a restaurant patio without freezing.

Black and white flannel shirt on a white background

Springdale flannel shirt

  • $50

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Framingham brewery Jack’s Abby and sibling brand Springdale both have flannel shirts available in Jack’s Abby’s online shop (along with tons of other apparel, drinkware, and accessories). The Springdale version is black and white, with an embossed faux-leather logo on the chest. Shipping available.

Light blue and green flannel shirt

Island Creek Oysters flannel shirt

  • $72

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Duxbury-based Island Creek Oysters has quite the online store, with some cute graphic tees, toddler clothes, and more. (See the hoodie above.) The flannel shirt, designed by Levitate Surf Shop, comes in a color called “woodsman” — sea greens and sky blues — and is supposed to be “thick but not heavy, warm but not stifling.” There’s an Island Creek logo patch on the arm. Shipping available.

Winter Hats

Pompoms galore. And a few without, if that’s more your thing.

Red, black, and white winter hat with a pom pom, featuring Kowloon restaurant branding

Kowloon pompom hat

  • $20

Prices taken at time of publishing.

As mentioned in the sweatshirt section above, Saugus landmark Kowloon has an extensive and charmingly weird online gift shop. The red, black, and white Kowloon logo winter hat is a good way to keep warm — perhaps while taking in a movie in the Kowloon parking lot, which has been turned into a drive-in theater. Shipping available.

Gray winter beanie with “What the Fluff” logo in red, turquoise, and white

“What the Fluff” Somerville beanie

  • $10

Prices taken at time of publishing.

For better or worse, sticky-sweet marshmallow Fluff was invented in Somerville, where it’s celebrated with an annual festival. Love the local brand? Nostalgic for the Fluffernutter sandwiches of your youth? Here’s a gray beanie that pays homage to Fluff and Somerville. Shipping available.

Navy blue and white striped winter hat with white pompom and embroidered Polar logo

Polar pompom hat

  • $20

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Speaking of local brands, how about Worcester-based Polar Seltzer? It seems like Polar is missing an opportunity to cover some merch with its artsy, colorful “Impossibly Good” branding from its collection of “mythical” flavors, but this simple navy-and-white winter hat with subdued white pompom will probably match winter outfits more easily. Shipping available.

Not available online

  • Inman Square poultry shop Mayflower Poultry slaps its iconic “live poultry fresh killed” logo on a variety of items, including a black knit cap perfect for cool New England days. Order by phone — (617) 547-9191 (pay by Visa or Mastercard) — or in person at 621 Cambridge St., Cambridge.
  • With locations in Boston’s North End and Winchester, Lucia Ristorante is selling red and white striped winter hats with red and white pompoms and a white embroidered Lucia logo. They’re available for purchase onsite for $10.


In these days of COVID, most restaurants are no longer handing out blankets to be borrowed for the length of your stay on the patio. Instead, bring your own — or buy one of these when you arrive.

Not available online

  • Uni, which is currently open for outdoor dining and takeout, is selling fleece blankets ($15) and thermal “space blankets” ($5) onsite.
  • Belmont restaurant the Wellington has expanded its patio and installed heaters, and it is offering blankets for sale onsite for $10. The restaurant describes them as “fluffy,” per a recent email newsletter.
  • Sibling spots JM Curley and Bin 26 Enoteca have installed heaters in their outdoor dining areas and will be selling custom blankets at cost onsite.
  • Lucia Ristorante, in Boston’s North End and Winchester, is selling a bright red blanket embroidered with the restaurant’s name in white cursive. It’s available for purchase onsite for $20.

Veggie Galaxy

450 Massachusetts Avenue, , MA 02139 (617) 497-1513 Visit Website


, , MA 01929

Lamplighter Brewing Co.

284 Broadway, , MA 02139 (617) 945-0450 Visit Website

James Hook & Co

440 Atlantic Avenue, , MA 02110 (617) 423-5501 Visit Website


948 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-0077 Visit Website

Night Shift Brewing

87 Santilli Hwy, Everett, MA 02149 (617) 294-4233 Visit Website

jm Curley

21 Temple Place, , MA 02111 (617) 338-5333 Visit Website


9A Tyler Street, , MA 02111 (617) 482-8887 Visit Website

Night Shift Brewing, Inc.

87 Santilli Highway, , MA 02149 (617) 294-4233 Visit Website

Saltie Girl

279 Dartmouth Street, , MA 02116 (617) 267-0691 Visit Website

Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage

1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 354-6559 Visit Website

Gracie's Ice Cream

22 Union Square, , MA 02143 (617) 764-5294 Visit Website

Mayflower Poultry Co

621 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 547-9191

Trillium Brewing Company

50 Thomson Place, , MA 02210 (857) 449-0083 Visit Website

Remnant Brewing

2 Bow Market Way, , MA 02143 (617) 764-0641 Visit Website

Row 34

383 Congress Street, , MA 02210 (617) 553-5900 Visit Website


1796 Massachusetts Avenue, , MA 02140 (857) 285-6103 Visit Website

Flour Bakery & Cafe

1595 Washington Street, , MA 02118 (617) 267-4300 Visit Website

Eventide Fenway

1321 Boylston Street, , MA 02215 (617) 545-1060 Visit Website


370A Commonwealth Avenue, , MA 02215 (617) 536-7200 Visit Website

Bin 26 Enoteca

26 Charles Street, , MA 02114 (617) 723-5939 Visit Website


284 Washington Street, , MA 02445 (617) 505-1844 Visit Website