Partner Spotlight: Topside Bistro in Gloucester, MA

Topside Bistro in Gloucester, MA
Stump! every Wednesday at 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Gloucester, MA is not just known for its picturesque scenery and charming seaside charm; it’s also home to a local favorite that promises a culinary experience like no other. Meet Topside Bistro, a delightful eatery perched right on the water’s edge. With its casual atmosphere, nautical decor, and a menu that will make your taste buds dance, this hidden gem is a must-visit for locals and visitors alike.

At Topside Bistro, the mantra is simple: fresh and local. Every seafood dish served here is sourced straight from the sea to your table, ensuring the utmost quality and flavor. And all of the food is made with local ingredients. The chef’s New England clam chowder, Bistro brined wings, and the ever-changing house-made raviolis are just a taste of the culinary wonders that await. From honey-soy glazed grilled Atlantic Salmon to the melt-in-your-mouth pork Osso Buco, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Vegetarian options like the aromatic stir fry and creamy parmesan scallop risotto cater to those seeking a meatless delight. And let’s not forget the delectable baked haddock, a true crowd-pleaser.

The bar menu at Topside Bistro is a work of art in itself. With craft cocktails that’ll tickle your fancy and surprise your taste buds, you’re in for a treat. Picture sipping on an espresso martini, skillfully crafted courtesy of Topside’s very own Lavazza espresso machine. Or perhaps you prefer the complex flavors of the Bistro Manhattan, blending Larceny Small Batch bourbon, Carpano Antica, angostura bitters, and Luxardo. Beer and wine aficionados will also find a selection that will please their discerning palates.

But it’s not just about the food and drinks at Topside Bistro; it’s the entire experience. Whether you’re looking for a fun night out with friends, a place to celebrate a special occasion with a group, or simply want to catch the big game while enjoying a breathtaking view, Topside Bistro has got you covered. Their covered patio overlooking the water is the perfect spot to savor your meal, soak in the ambiance, and create memories that will last a lifetime. 

And for those looking for a fun time while enjoying their great beers and food, don’t miss out on their Stump Trivia by Sporcle every Wednesday at 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Test your trivia skills for a chance to win nightly prizes, or join The Globe League for a shot at your share of a $50k prize pool each year. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a delicious brew and some friendly competition with friends.

So, next time you find yourself in Gloucester, MA, make sure to set sail for Topside Bistro. With its enticing blend of seafood delicacies, Italian-inspired entrees, imaginative bar menu, and an atmosphere that exudes coastal charm, this local favorite will leave you craving for more. Prepare to have your taste buds tantalized, your senses awakened, and your heart captured by the flavors of the sea.