Trina’s Starlite Lounge Will Open in Amesbury This Fall

The Somerville favorite is bringing fried chicken, High Life, and more to the North Shore.
Trina's Starlite Lounge in Somerville

Trina’s Starlite Lounge in Somerville. / Photo by Pat Piasecki

Pop open a High Life: The owners of Trina’s Starlite Lounge announced today they’re bringing a second outpost of the beloved Somerville bar to Amesbury.

Beau Sturm, Joshua Childs, and chef Suzi Maitland are behind Trina’s, as well as the Paddle Inn in Newburyport, and Boston-area spots Parlor Sports and Audubon. North Shore connections abound: Sturm (and his wife, Trina) moved to Newbury in 2015, and Maitland resides in Amesbury.

In Somerville, Trina’s has built a strong reputation with the Boston restaurant industry crowd with weekly Monday brunch, excellent cocktails, and one particularly opinionated fridge. The kitschy spot has earned accolades for Maitland’s comfort food, including fried chicken and daily hot dogs, and it’s been featured in Esquire. It also has multiple Best of Boston awards.

The latest Starlite is headed for the former No. 8 Kitchen space in Amesbury’s downtown. No. 8 Kitchen shuttered last summer after two years in business. The space has long been a restaurant; North Shore native and chef David Becker (Sweet Basil, Juniper) has praised the location’s riverfront deck.

Stay tuned for more details on Trina’s 2.0. It’s on track to open this fall.

Trina’s Starlite Lounge, 3 Beacon St., Inman Square, Somerville, 617-576-0006, coming to 37 Main St., Amesbury, fall 2017, trinastarlitelounge.com.

Fried chicken and a High Life at Trina's Starlite Lounge in Somerville

Fried chicken and a High Life at Trina’s Starlite Lounge in Somerville. / Photo by Pat Piasecki


Jacqueline Cain Associate Food Editor at Boston Magazine jcain@bostonmagazine.com