Trolley Barn Fermentory
Giving a top rating without having experienced the food side, but my experience while just stopping in to try their beer was top notch. Very beautiful and large space of beer fermenters at eye level and above. Seating around the bar and tables downstairs and upstairs. Lots of space. House brewed beers were very well crafted, smooth flavorful within each style. Bartender Mason, was very helpful and knowledgeable. Food menu looks awesome, three different brands offering a varied menu that all looked interesting. Pricing elevated but reasonable, will come back to try the full experience.
Lucked out finding parking and an open table outside on a Saturday night. There are so many "beer and food hall" variations in South End, but this place has a surprisingly varied menu that's more than sandwiches and pub food. We got a flight of 4 of their craft beers for $10, and liked the fruity IPA and dark Porter. Server said those are usually available, and they rotate the others. The entrees were also good, though the duck fried rice for $16 was much more filling than the Pork Tenderloin and Pork Belly at the same price. The $14 Charred Octopus with fingerling potatoes was good, but I wish the portion had been larger--there was barely any octopus! Look forward to returning for weekend brunch!
I am a big fan of Trolley Barns atmosphere. If you are looking for a cool spot in south end to grab a drink this is the place. This was my first time trying the food and we picked 2/3 solid options. Pretzel - 5/5 Buffalo Chicken sliders - 5/5 Kale Caesar Salad - 2 Atmosphere - 5/5
June '22 Update - We've been coming here on and off now since their opening and it's become a staple for us. Always on the ball with food allergy considerations, brunch is amazing, cocktails keep getting better and the specials are the best. Staff is always fantastic. A newer place with a lot of potential. Food was pretty great, beer & cocktails were good and the staff was amazing. A lot on the menu we wanted to try, so def gonna check back in a few more times in the coming months. Highly recommend the scallops and duck fat wings from what we tried.
First off we had great service from door to table. Now for the food and drinks, We had an experimental stout beer finished in rye barrels, and their seasonal sangria with mango puree, white wine and some addition awesomeness. For food we ordered the kebab salad (large and delicious), bacon cheeseburger which was great (bun began to fall apart but worth it!), a pretzel (happened to be one of the best soft pretzels we ever had!), and last the wood fire charred fingerling potatoes (this was the only part of the meal where the description didnt seem to match what was delivered). All in all still a great meal and view!