First Look: Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Harpoon's Bavarian-style beer hall offers small-batch beers and spent-grain pretzels.

Harpoon brewery and beer hall

The expansive new Harpoon beer hall. (Photos by Michael Piazza.)

If you’ve ever been among the dejected throngs turned away from the popular weekend-only Harpoon Brewery tours, cheer up: The space has been expanded to include a Bavarian-style beer hall, which is now serving up freshly poured drafts seven days a week. Sit on sprawling wooden benches and enjoy the excellent baked spent-grain pretzels ($4)—with dipping sauces like IPA-spiked cheese sauce or roasted-pepper aioli—along with one of the best skyline views in the city. Oh, and then there’s the beer: Harpoon favorites are on tap regularly, with two rotating small-batch beers that are exclusive to the hall.

306 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-456-2322,

Harpoon pretzels and beer

Spent-grain pretzels come with a variety of dipping sauces.