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Tall Ship, a new floating restaurant, opens in East Boston

Enjoy oysters and frozen cocktails with a view.

Tall Ship
Tall Ship opened on June 30. Courtesy @tallshipboston

It’s been more than two years since Navy Yard Hospitality Group announced that it would open a floating restaurant operating out of a tall ship.

On Wednesday afternoon, that concept came to life as Tall Ship, an oyster bar anchored at Pier One in East Boston.

The 245-foot ship features a grand mast surrounded by three custom-built mahogany bars, where guests can find a raw bar boasting oysters, Alaskan king crab claws, and shrimp and lobster cocktails. Also on the menu: a small selection of sushi, as well as cheese and charcuterie boards. Cocktails — not the shrimp kind — consist of nautical libations like the tequila-based Knotty Nauti and the vodka-based Reel Mule, plus frozen drinks like the Key Lime Colada and Dirty Banana, made with banana rum, coffee liqueur, and ice cream.

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But there is just as much eating and drinking to be had off the boat as there is on it. Next to Tall Ship, Navy Yard Hospitality Group (which also operates Mija Cantina, ReelHouse, and Pier 6) has built a 40,000-square-foot outdoor space that will host live entertainment, retail and food vendors, food trucks, and pop-ups; an event and food truck schedule has yet to be released.

Tall Ship operates Mondays through Thursdays from 3 to 11 p.m. and Fridays through Sundays from 2 to 11 p.m. Lounge packages can be reserved for up to 15 guests, which include a private lounge area available for up to four hours (with a beverage minimum), and Yeti coolers pre-filled with water, White Claw hard seltzer, and ice. Reservations can be made two weeks in advance.

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