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Surfrider MA welcomes Salem's first Ocean Friendly Restaurant!

Hello Ocean Friends,

Surfrider MA is thrilled to announce that we have our first Ocean Friendly Restaurant in Salem, MA - Deacon Giles Distillery - the Speakeasy Lab. Deacon Giles is also the first distillery and cocktail bar in Massachusetts to register as an Ocean Friendy Restaurant.  We are so excited to welcome them to Surfrider Massachusetts.

Deacon Giles Distillery Logo

Deacon Giles offers "curated cocktails and a spirited atmosphere. Since it's inception on Repeal Day - Dec 5th 2016, The Speakeasy Lab has been an in-house bar and laboratory for crafting unique cocktails centered around the distillery's spirits. The bar space, The Speakeasy Lab, features a lounge-like atmosphere with bartenders front-and-center, measuring, mixing and pouring some of the finest concoctions on the north shore. The Lounge is Deacon Giles' extra space, open to accommodate the need for more seating, events, and performances. Dim lighting, open space, and serious tropical vibes provide a low-key atmosphere for enjoying cocktails with friends."

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The team offers an awesome event lineup, complete with concerts, live music featuring local artists, karaoke and comedy nights, and more.  Deacon Giles also holds special events such as 2023's Adult Science Fair, cocktail classes and distillery tours. Check out all they have to offer here!:

And if you can't make it to The Speakeasy Lab in person, check out the Deacon Giles store for spirits and canned cocktails.

Follow Deacon Giles Distillery on Instagram: @deacongiles and @thespeakeasylab


OFR Deacon Giles

Welcome to our newest OFR! Deacon Giles is joining seven other OFRs in Massachusetts (Forage in Cambridge, Flatbread Company in Amesbury, American Flatbread in Somerville, Homestead. in Northampton, Vincent's in Cambridge, State Park in Cambridge, and Mayflour in Rockport). 


How can you support the OFRs in Massachusetts?

  • Visit and leave a review on Yelp and Google Maps. 
  • Consider an OFR for your next takeout or catering order, or celebrate any occasion with a cake from Mayflour.
  • Make a reservation to celebrate a special occasion at one of our OFRs.
  • Follow our OFRs on social media and interact with their posts.
  • Reserve bowling lanes at Flatbread for a fun evening or a birthday party.
  • Sign up for their newsletters to hear about special menu items and events - for example, Karaoke nights and cocktail classes at Deacon Giles, Tuesday Wine Dinners at Forage, Tuesday night Benefits Bakes at American Flatbread and Flatbread Company, live music weekly at State Park, weekend late-night cocktail specials at Homestead., and weekend Texas Roadside brunches at Vincent's.
  • Buy gift cards for friends and family.
  • Lastly, stay tuned for news about monthly Surfrider MA OFR socials coming soon!

You can support Surfrider by letting the OFR know you're excited they're a part of the OFR program - and as always, you can nominate your favorite restaurant to be an OFR by contacting us on IG or emailing the OFR lead Caitlin Ivester at


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All photo credit goes to Deacon Giles Distillery in Salem, MA.