Cheeky Monkey Brewing Company
Here's the scene, Pearl Jam is playing the second night of their Away Shows at Fenway Park (2018). And, when that crew gets together, it's time to have a few (craft) beers and cause some mischief. That is where the Cheeky Monkey Brewing Company fits in. Fenway Concert, so Fenway Bars!
Written by CraftJack | Updated | 3 min read
We've been to Boston Beer Works, The Cask, The Lansdowne Pub, and a bunch of other Fenway Bars plenty of times. Anyway, that said, we had yet to visit the Cheeky Monkey Brewing Company. So, here are our notes.
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The brewpub, which is more of a full blown bar that brews beer, is located below Jillian's Boston, at the site of the old Tequila Rain, next to Fenway Park on Lansdowne Street in Boston.
Of all the restaurants near Fenway, this microbrewery might be the least restaurant-y. But, it's a step up from Fenway Park food. So there's that.
However, if you are looking for cheap beer in Boston, parking yourself at a Fenway Bar, let alone a craft brewer, probably isn't the wisest idea.
Yeah, about that. If you are of a certain age, and watched early 90's SNL, you might remember Mike Myers taking a turn as an effervescent British Boy who called people a Cheeky Monkey. Those were the years when the SNL commercials were excellent.
In short, it's a wise ass, perhaps someone who gets into a little mischief.
The brewery opened a year ago, in the Fall of 2017, amidst a sea of other Fenway Bars, including another brewery, the long-standing Boston Beer Works, just around the corner at 61 Brookline Ave.
No formal tour that we know of.
If you are taking a Boston Brewery Tour, feel free to stop at the Cheeky Monkey. However, it isn't a must.
I believe so. At 8pm, it becomes 21+. Parents, I am not sure if there is a baby changing station in the bathrooms.
A few different types. The Down Undah pale ale, a Wild Blueberry ale, the 3 Lansdowne Citra, East Coast IPA, Harambe's Ghost, a DIPA, and the rotating craft beer tap of the night was a Habanero Ale.
The Habanero ale was surprisingly delightful. Had a bit of zip to it.
They offer beer flights, but we were sticking around for a bit. Why get a flight when you can get a pint of each beer, right?
Not that I saw, but I was more interested in getting inside Fenway for Pearl Jam.
Oh for sure. They'd be foolish not to. The tap room sits on the doorstep of summertime's all campus rager, the home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park.
Didn't stop to ask. Didn't notice one.
Probably? Once again,
Yes. I wouldn't say a robust, Cheesecake Factory-sized menu. But they offer just enough. The Sausage & Fennel flatbread wasn't too bad.
Billiards! A handful of pool tables for you and your buddies while you wait for the Sox game to start. Come to think of it, I'm a bit surprised they didn't have any ping pong tables. Some rumor of puck shuffleboard. Didn't see it, but maybe it was there.
If you are looking for music, go check out the Lansdowne Pub next door.
Ahhh, Jake Ivory's ... you are missed.
No. I believe they are only sold on-site.
Pretty solid place to grab a pint before a Sox game, a Fenway concert, or a show at the Boston House of Blues. Definitely give the Harambe's Ghost a shot, and if they are still serving that Habanero Beer, get after it.