Employees Gone Wild: Boston Company Outing Ideas

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Things to Do in Boston for Your Company Outing

Temperatures are rising and moods are lifting as spring has fully sprung! What better time to show your employees some love and plan a great group bonding event then when Boston is in full bloom? Boston is bursting with fun company outing ideas that are totally unique. We have a long list for you, so get planning on your next corporate team building activity!

20. Private South End Happy Hour Food Tour

In addition to our weekly 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!

19. 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! Rent out the space and enjoy a private movie night for your next corporate event. 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!

18. Paddle Boston River Tours

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Get your employees out of the office, away from the screens, 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 or you can all go rogue. Choose from one of their existing packages or customize one for your group!

17. 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. Their Cheese Monger can also come to you! There are not many people who don’t smile around cheese and bread. 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 bread!

16. Trapology Boston Escape Games

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Enjoy an immersive gaming experience for your next team bonding event with Trapology Boston. They are Boston’s only outdoor escape room and will offer your group a fun “escape” from reality. Trapology’s Outdoor Escape Adventures takes all the best parts of their indoor escape games and sets them loose on the city of Boston. Your team will physically traverse iconic locations while encountering puzzles, riddles, hidden clues, and so much more. Put your teamwork to the test and see if you can escape!

15. Dumpling Making Class with Mei Mei

Arrange for your employees to take this 2-hour hands-on class, where you’ll learn everything you need to make delicious dumplings from scratch. The class covers everything from hand-folding techniques to how to achieve a perfect pan-sear at home. After you learn how to fold some of our favorite shapes you’ll eat your creations while you sip on house-made beverages, wine, or craft beer. They’ll send you home with dumplings you made, along with a recipe card and all the tips and tricks you need to host your very own dumpling party!

14. Take a Knitting Class at Stitch House Dorchester

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Haters gonna hate. Knitters gonna knit. If you want to get crafty for your corporate outing book a knitting class with Stitch House. Stitch House’s owner, Annissa Essaibi George, was a teacher at East Boston High School for 13 years prior to being elected to the Boston City Council and then opening Stitch House. This lovely neighborhood spot is great for a small employee gathering where you can socialize and create all at the same time, while also supporting a small local business.

13. Take A Cruise with Boston Lux Cruises

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Create a custom cruise experience on the waters of Boston Harbor with Boston Lux Cruises. Their boats feel like a party when you step aboard from the decor to the ever-flowing booze and food. They sure know how to start the party, and more importantly, keep it going! Set sail for your next corporate outing and enjoy some fresh air and ocean vibes.

12. Team Building Tour with Museum Hack

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Museum Hack is a company aiming to reimagine and inspire new adult museum experiences around the world and help you have fun bonding with your team. If you are a museum hater or even museum apathetic then prepare for you mind to be changed and perhaps even blown! They are here to show you just how cool museums actually are while adding a quirky and sassy spin.  Museum Hack leads corporate team building activities in Boston at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; so grab your team and head to the MFA!

11. 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.

10. 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!

9. Private Classic Tour with Bites of Boston 

Book an afternoon of fun for your group in Boston’s Downtown learning about and tasting some of Boston’s most classic foods and the history behind them! There’s no better way to bond in our opinion than over food, so let this be your next team bonding activity. A private walking food tour with Bites of Boston 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!

8. Cashunt 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. Take a Cocktail Class at The Boston Shaker

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This is a great idea for smaller groups who want a more intimate group experience. At The Boston Shaker you’ll enter the world of high end cocktails with a hands on workshop designed for the home bartender where your group will learn the core techniques of craft cocktails, along with ice management, garnishing, and spirit selection – and of course you’ll be sipping on your creations!

6. Candlepin Bowling at South Boston Candlepin

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Book some lanes and take your group candlepin bowling for your next corporate outing. They are a community bowling alley that has been family run for over 20 years! They offer a wide variety of party packages and have leagues five nights a week. Candlepin bowling is a blast for a casual company outing on any day, so get everyone on their feet for a good time.

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 with The Murder Mystery Company

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For a dinner party your staff surely won’t forget, arrange a private 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. Private Candle Making Workshop with Noted Candles

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Bring your group to join Noted Candles in their Hingham studio for a private candle making class. These classes are SO FUN! Each person will choose the style and fragrance of their candle that you will make from scratch, you will also each customize a match bottle to round out your set. The sessions are tailored to your group so everyone gets the level of detail and instruction that is right for the occasion. Maybe you want to learn the nitty gritty of candle making so you can make candles at home, or maybe you just want to have a fun social experience. Either way, Ashley, your instructor and owner of Noted, will be sure you get the experience you are looking for.

2. Axe Throwing with Urban Axes

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Maybe your group is feeling a little feisty after working remotely all year so go ahead and spice it up for your next company outing and throw some axes. Yes, we said throw some axes! Never thrown an axe before? That’s totally fine. The coaches will instruct you on how to do it safely and effectively before you’re thrown out into the wild. It’s an axe-perience you surely won’t forget.

1. Boston Virtual Candy Gift Box & Tour with Bites of Boston

Join Bites of Boston for a new and old Boston candy experience! We will custom pack gift boxes full of historic and current Boston sweet treats that will be delivered right to your office or your employee’s doors. Along with this you will join us for a virtual storytelling session to give you background on all of these delicious treats as you eat them! Sa-WEEEEEET!


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 13th, 2021 and has been updated and revamped for accuracy and fresh content.

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