Branch Out and Try This 21-Plus Treehouse Tavern in Pembroke
For those of us who lived vicariously through our friends' social media feeds this past year, we saw a few places we made a mental note to try out.
You’ve probably forgot most of them by now, but I’m here to jog your memory of one super fun new place that is still relatively under the radar.
Hidden away on Furnace Pond in Pembroke is a 21-plus treehouse tavern that quietly went up during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s part cabin, part treehouse, and you "wood" not believe that is actually a bar.
Owners Mike and Karen Johnson had already planned to build the treehouse at the start of 2019 at their Lucky Dawg Tavern property. Once COVID hit, the building process moved along a little bit faster as restaurant owners across the state scrambled to make outdoor dining accommodations for their guests.
The result is a stunning two-story treehouse overlooking Furnace Pond; it even has a bathroom on the ground level so you don’t have to leave until the lights come on.
Johnson put a lot of work into the treehouse, building it himself throughout the year and just recently redecorating it to include plenty of beer can decor from the past 30 years. The outer deck is equipped with picnic tables and umbrellas, with gas heaters and bistro string lighting so you can stay outside even after the sun goes down.
Now that restrictions have been lifted and Massachusetts's State of Emergency is officially over, people are venturing out and this treehouse isn’t guaranteed to stay a secret much longer.
It’s first come, first served, which means anytime you want to be impulsive and inject some treehouse adventures into your adult life, you can.
Can't make to Pembroke for some outdoor dining? Here are some great local places you can grab a bit al fresco.