We have been approved to serve you cold beer at Hale Farm for the remaining summer Saturdays from 1-5pm with a rain date of Sundays. The exception is the weekend of August 15/16 which will be the Bass In The Grass event hosted by Beverly Main Streets. We will be the beer vendor for that event and will pour beer from 1-5pm even though the event starts earlier. Beers at Hale Farm during the time of COVID-19 will be a little different than pre-coronavirus times. But we are thankful for the hard work put in by the City of Beverly, Historic Beverly and the neighbors of Hale Farm to help get this event finalized for the summer.

So, with that said we need to share some rules and regulations that MUST be followed or we will be shut down. It really isn’t much different than the current rules in place at The Dock at Gentile (Thursdays & Fridays 6-10pm…) or any other outdoor dining experience. Please familiarize yourself with these items and be respectful of our visual/verbal reminders when you attend.

  • Food and drink must be served to seated guests.
  • Masks must be worn at all times unless seated at your table.
  • Food is only available for seated guests. Absolutely no walk up/take away orders.
  • Guests must remain seated while eating and/or drinking. You may get up to use the restroom but please, no mingling with other groups/tables.
  • Tables must be cleaned and disinfected between groups. This will take minutes, not seconds, due to COVID-19 regulations.
  • Tables will be spaced a minimum of 6 feet apart, chair back to chair back. Please do not move the tables around.
  • Group size is limited to 6 people. No exceptions.
  • Children and dogs are allowed but children must be able to remain seated and dogs need to be leashed at all times.
  • Guests waiting to be seated must remain in their group and remain socially distant from other groups.
  • Historic Beverly will be staffing the check-in table. Each guest must fill out a self-attesting questionnaire regarding COVID-19.They will be checking IDs for all guests who would like to enjoy a cold beer.
  • The capacity of the Hale Farm property under Phase 3 Reopening Guidelines is limited to 100 people including staff. The capacity is limited to 48 people. Guests who wish to enter the property but not eat or drink may do so but are asked to socially distance outside of the roped off area.
  • A bathroom will be available inside the Hale Farm House. Please form a socially distant line if necessary. A volunteer from Historic Beverly will be periodically cleaning the bathroom.
  • If the scheduled food vendor needs to cancel, the event must be cancelled. The Hale Farm property will remain open for tours but there can be no beers served without food.

Now, a little bit about the beer and food. Beers will cost $8 this summer. This price includes 7% meals tax and 20% gratuity. If you do the math, that is a $6.30 16oz beer. Not a bad deal! Also, $1 per beer is being donated to Historic Beverly to support the continued good work they do preserving the history of this wonderful city.

We have made the decision to only offer our beer in cans this year. We have a large variety in stock and will mix it up for you week to week. They are easier to transport from the brewery and easier for our staff to serve safely. You will be provided a compostable cup to pour your beer into if you choose. This is being done to limit the contact with your beer. We are being super careful this year and think this is the best approach. Recycling and composting bins will be placed strategically so you can help us keep the property clean and tidy. We thank you for your efforts.

What about the food?! Below is a list of the dates and food vendors we currently have booked. Most, if not all, will have online ordering and that information will be communicated on site.

July 18 – Po’Boys & Pies
July 25 – Po’Boys & Pies
August 1 – Chez Rafiki’s Mediterranean Food Truck
August 8 – Empanada Dada
August 15 – Boston Hill BBQ
August 16 – TBD
August 22 – Butter “UR” Biscuit
August 29 – Chez Rafiki

Parking is available along Hale Street and the farmhouse side of Bancroft Ave which encompasses the property. Please stay off the grass and be respectful of the neighbors. It is also possible to park downtown or along nearby streets and walk to the property.

Above all, please be respectful of the time we are living and working through. The rules are strict and a little cumbersome, but necessary to insure the safety of all guests, staff and volunteers. We are excited to offer this fun outdoor activity in the City of Beverly this year. We hope you all feel safe with us and enjoy your cold beer (or two) this summer at Hale Farm.

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