Best Of 2020

Best You Giveth And COVID Taketh Away: New World Brewery

New World Brewery

Oh New World, how we waited patiently for you, for over two years, to open. We waited for updates on Facebook. We bugged your staff. We stopped by and stalked your new address to see the progress. And then, on February 12 (cue angels singing) you opened. It was beautiful—more than we could’ve imagined. It was new, improved and with a full bar. Most importantly, it still had the New World patio feel, the New World ambiance and the New World smell of meat smoking somewhere. There was a party to celebrate the opening. Then there was a Love Doctors event. And then, fucking COVID-19. Thankfully, you can still go and (while, socially distancing) enjoy the new menu. Yes, you can still get a pizza to go. But we still don’t have what we were waiting for, to be elbows deep with everyone we ever knew—hugging the fuck out of them and the friend they brought—whenever we want at New World Brewery. —Stephanie Powers

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