In the former home of Sonny’s in Dorchester’s thriving Adams Village, The Industry on Adams has turned a hole-in-the-wall into an inviting neighborhood restaurant offering something for everybody, with live music, a lively bar and classic American comfort food.
The space is warm and cozy, with dark wood, rich tones, and plenty of light. However, it hasn’t lost sight of its 50 year-old pub roots. The room is lined with studded red-leather banquettes that match the bar stools, and the bar is still very much a place to sit with a pint and watch the game. But the food aims to appeal to a wider crowd, with everything from burgers and flatbreads to funky dishes with globally-inspired flavors and preparations. There is a prix-fixe menu that changes with the seasons, a kid's menu, and late-night offerings for local night owls.
The long wood bar pays homage to the neighborhood’s Irish beginnings with Guinness on draft alongside fifteen other offerings, trending more toward familiar favorites than crafty locals. Belly up to one of the 30 seats for a specialty cocktail from the list or choose from one of 50 whiskeys from around the world. There’s wine for pairing with dinner, with moderately-priced selections from Italy, France and California.
The floor-to-ceiling windows facing Adams Street open in the summertime, making the space that much more inviting, and a small stage near the front of the restaurant allows for live music. The Industry seats 140 guests, with a 38-seat private dining room to accommodate functions.
750 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122