Employees Gone Wild: Boston Company Outing Ideas

May 1, 2018 |
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Things To Do In Boston For Your Corporate Outing

Spring might just be peaking through the April snow and moods are lifting, at least that’s what we’re telling ourselves after this brutal winter. It’s time to bust out of hibernation and have some fun! What better time to show your employees some love and plan a great group bonding event. Boston is full of fun corporate outing ideas that are totally unique. We have a long list for you, so get planning!

25. Questing at Boda Borg

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Find out who is the real mastermind of your group at while embarking on a Boda Borg quest. You and your group are transported to a real-world gaming environment where you have to navigate your way through different rooms containing life-like challenges that you must solve such as breaking out of prison or exploring a haunted house. You may fail, but keep trying, that’s where all the fun comes in.

24. Book a Private South End “Happy Hour” Tour

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In addition to their daily South End tour schedule, Bites of Boston also offers a “Happy Hour” tour, which can be booked on a private basis.  Over the course of 2 hours, your team will enjoy food and beverage tastings at local eateries, as well as visits to points of architectural, historical and cultural significance in the South End. Bites of Boston can also add a dinner reservation to round out the event – just ask about the “Happy Hour + Dinner” Tour!

23. Rent Out the Brattle Theater

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The Brattle Theater is a historic landmark in Harvard Square and it can be yours for the night! It seats 225 so no matter the size of your group it’s perfect for a laid back company outing. Rent out the space and included you will get: access to the box office, concessions, and projection staff, film projection, stereo sound system, and a podium with a microphone. Get the pop corn popping!

22. Rent Out the MicroCinema at the Somerville Theater

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For a smaller scale group movie experience you can rent out the MicroCinema at the Somerville Theater. It’s great for a small company outing as it holds 31 people. Bring your own DVDs or Blu-Ray discs for your company to enjoy a private screening in your own mini-theater.

21. Paddle Boston River Tours

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Get your employees out of the office and into the fresh Boston air with a Paddle Boston group outing. They offer a variety of guided river and harbor tours in canoes and kayaks. Choose from one of their existing packages or customize one for your group!

20. Station Karaoke Bar in Chinatown

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If you want a company outing that you’ll never forget, head to Station Karaoke in Chinatown for a wild night of singing your hearts out (whether you have the chops or not). You can rent a private room so only your group can experience your stellar singing skills. They offer alcohol and an appetizer and snack menu of Chinese fare. It’s such a cool place to hangout, they’ll have to tear the mic out of your hand by the end of the night.

19. Formaggio Kitchen Private Tasting Events

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Boston’s beloved Formaggio Kitchen is a gourmet food shop with a huge selection of artisan cheese that is waiting for you to come and taste it. They offer private group classes and tastings that combine pleasure and education. Not your average company outing but perfect for one. There are not many people who don’t smile around cheese, bread, and wine. We can vouch for it because they are one of the stops on our Sweet & Savory South End Tour, where we taste, you guessed it, cheese and wine!

18. Trapology Boston Escape Games

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Staying on trend with the immersive gaming experience Trapology Boston offers your group a fun escape from reality. Games include: Drunk Tank, The Hustler, and The Retreat. If you work together, you might just escape!

17. Mobsters and Lobsters Tour

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For a truly unique Bah-ston experience for your company outing book the Mobsters and Lobsters trolly tour. Learn about the history you don’t usually hear about…aka the fun stuff…with this tour that takes you through Boston’s underbelly and shares tales of famous heists, scams, and mayhem. Finish it all off with a lobster dinner and everyone will be speaking with a Boston accent.

16. Cooking Classes at Boston Public Market

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Boston Public Market has quickly become a staple on Boston’s must-visit list for all things food-related. As if they weren’t already awesome enough for all their artisan vendors, they also hold cooking classes in their kitchen space. The KITCHEN offers you the chance to book a private cooking class or event for your company outing. When there’s food involved, everyone’s happy!

15. Private Fishing Charter with Yankee Fleet

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If you really want to try out a new kind of outing with your staff, book a private deep sea fishing charter with Yankee Fleet. Now that’s not something you see every day, but what fun it could be. Enjoy the open seas and get your hands dirty for a full or half way of deep sea fishing with an experienced crew.

14. Rent Out the Downstairs at Game On

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If you have a group that really likes to get the party started, hold your company outing at Game On in the Fenway neighborhood. With games like corn hole and ping pong you’ll brew up the competition before heading into the Official Red Sox Visitors’ batting cage. This place is the perfect mix of fun atmosphere and great drinks and snacks to have everyone satisfied.

13. Curds & Co. Wine and Cheese Tasting

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For an intimate and sophisticated company outing, book an evening at this specialty cheese store in Brookline. They will set up an unforgettable tasting of their impressive selection of cheeses and pair them with the perfect wines. The store is yours to explore and enjoy while your tastebuds are taken on a ride they will surely never forget.

12. The Action Kitchen at The Seaport Hotel

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When something good’s cooking everyone flocks to the kitchen, so why not just bring the whole party to the kitchen? The Action Kitchen, located in Boston’s Seaport Hotel, is perfect for a large company outing where everyone is involved. Choose from two culinary activities – Collaborative Cuisine or Creative Cookoff, where your teams either work together to whip up something delicious or go up against each other to see who has the cooking chops to impress. Either way, everyone cooks and everyone eats!

11. Cocktail Class at The Boston Shaker

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If you want to do something really cool for a small group of employees then book a cocktail class at The Boston Shaker. Everyone wants to learn the skills you need to look like they know what they’re doing behind the bar, so go ahead and shake things up for your next company outing!

10. Private “Arts & Eats” Tour of Allston with Bites of Boston

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Book an afternoon of fun for your group in Boston’s Allston neighborhood! Filled with delicious local eats and stunning wall murals, Allston is a true treat for the senses. A private walking food tasting and public art tour with Bites of Boston Food Tours is a great way to get your team out of the office and into a local neighborhood for an afternoon of Eating, Exploring and Experiencing Allston!

9. Private Dining at SRV

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For a really special company outing, book a private event at SRV, the South End’s beloved Venetian-style Bacaro and wine bar. The menu is off the charts delicious, full of a modern interpretation of traditional Venetian food, consisting of small bites, pasta made from house-milled flour, and risotto made to order. Put an Italian glass of wine in everyone’s hand and see the room light up.

8. Cash Hunt Scavenger Hunt

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For a fun and interactive company outing, appreciate some time outside of the office and sign up for one of Cashunt’s scavenger hunts that will have your group adventuring through the city. Get everyone to break out of their shell and be a little silly…the game requires it!

7. Candlepin Bowling at Flatbread Brighton

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Book a reservation at Flatbread Brighton for some candlepin bowling and, you guessed it, delicious flatbreads! Candlepin bowling is a blast for a casual company outing so get everyone on their feet for a good time.

6. Flower Arranging Event at Alice’s Table

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Get your group to roll up their sleeves and learn to wield some floral shears when you take them to a private flower arranging class held by Alice’s Table, previously featured on Shark Tank. This company outing comes equipped with a self-made parting gift, your own beautiful flower bouquet. Everybody wins!

5. Beer Garden Buy Out at Sweet Cheeks Q

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For a real crowd pleaser, rent out Sweet Cheeks Q’s awesome beer garden space and enjoy some lots of Texas barbecue in the sunshine. Nobody leaves hungry and everyone will feel at home. The beverages are served in mason jars to really make you feel like you’re down south.

4. Murder Mystery Party at The Murder Mystery Company

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For a dinner party your staff surely won’t forget, arrange an event with The Murder Mystery Company for your next group outing. Everyone must work together to solve the mystery, like a live version of the childhood favorite board game, Clue! Who did it? You tell us…

3. Chocolate Truffle Workshop at Boston Chocolate School

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Take everyone to school for your next company outing, chocolate school that is! The Boston Chocolate School offers a truffle making workshop taught by experienced chocolatiers and chefs that is sure to please the sweet and savory teeth of the group. They help you understand the chocolate process from bean to bar, if you can even pay attention with all that chocolate around.

2. Chocolate and Wine Pairing Event at Boston Chocolate School

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Chocolate is the great equalizer. Add wine into the mix and it’s game over. The Boston Chocolate School ALSO does wine and chocolate pairing events! Yes, you read that correctly. This is the way to please your staff for a company outing without a doubt.

1. Escape the Room

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Interactive escape games are all the rage right now and Escape The Room leads the pack. Book your next corporate outing with them and let your staff join forces outside of work to solve these live, mystery puzzles. You have 60 minutes to “escape the room” so pressure’s on! While it’s serious business, everyone can let loose and be silly trying to make their way through the game, which is the perfect scenario for a company event.

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