Bluejacket [Photos: Gerry Suchy/Eater.com]
Bluejacket is a project more than five years in the making, and it shows in the restaurant and brewery's high-end equipment and attention to design detail. The space is 5,600 square feet in size, stretched over three levels at the Boilermaker Shops at The Yards development near the ballpark. Neighborhood Restaurant Group's project includes 19 fermentation vessels for brewing, and two barrel rooms with the ability to make more than 60 barrels, five casks and three different temperature zones.
An illuminated sign details the names (and unique logos) of each of the twenty debut brews that Bluejacket will be offering (like the Scarecrow and Tooth & Nail). Decorative touches include antique brown bottles and modern lighting. Steel and wood are worked in throughout the design. The Arsenal restaurant has room for 200, as well as a massive bar. The restaurant will serve a lot of pork-centric and offal-inspired fare, and the food items and beers are meant to complement each other. Bluejacket opens to the public next Tuesday.