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Welcome to Frolic and Detour!

Restaurant - Bar - Catering - Events

Located in the stunning water-front property in Nagog Park formerly known as The Red Raven Restaurant, we are a full-service restaurant and bar offering two large dining areas; outdoor seating with a scenic view; a huge loft with private bar for special events and functions; catering and take out; and live entertainment.  From the days of the Rusty Scupper or Scupper Jack's, our building's original charm containing our two-story fireplace and original post & beam construction remains strong and proud.


Our main bar features 20-draught lines of the most popular and some unique craft beers from breweries around New England.  Our focus continues to be centered around locally-sourced ingredients and hand-crafted cocktails.

 
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About Us

Frolic & Detour Explained

Our mission is to offer creative and unique culinary experiences and hand-crafted cocktails in addition to an array of entertainment in the form of music, games and comedy to the Greater Acton area.

Why 'Frolic and Detour?'  One who is said to commit a frolic and detour has deviated from his or her obligatory duties in order to perform some other activity that brings that person great joy.  That is what we aspire to provide - Joy.

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Summer Sippin'

Proudly serving hand-crafted cocktails using premium liquors and house-made infused syrups and offering an interesting collection of local craft beers.

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House Bloody Mary

Created with cucumber vodka & topped with hand-stuffed blue cheese olives

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Just Added: Berkshire Brewing Company

Jalapeñito IPA - Berkshire Lager - Dandy Lion Haze NEIPA

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Featured Cocktail: Cin Cin

Pronounced 'chin chin' and meaning 'cheers' in Italian, this cocktail is an equisite blend of Rye whiskey, Disaronno Amaretto & house-made quince paste reduction.  Salut!

 

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We boast a 20-draft line system, showcasing many New England-based brewery favorites and soon-to-be favorites!  We strive to always offer new, popular, and interesting craft beers. Make sure you subscribe to be alerted when we add new brews to our lineup!

 
 
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Upcoming Events

  • Open Mic Comedy Night!
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Aug 09
    Frolic & Detour
    Aug 09, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Frolic & Detour, 3 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720, USA
    Newbies and seasoned pros test their material. Amateur signups welcome!
  • The Blues Dogs - LIVE!
    Fri, Aug 12
    Frolic & Detour
    Aug 12, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Frolic & Detour, 3 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720, USA
    We are so excited to be hosting these guys for their first live performance at Frolic & Detour! The show starts at 8, but come early to ensure your seat in the pub. See you then!
  • Terminal Velocity - LIVE IN THE LOFT!
    Sat, Aug 13
    Frolic & Detour
    Aug 13, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Frolic & Detour, 3 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720, USA
    Okay, you guys - We are SO excited to be kicking off what we hope will be regularly occurring events: FROLIC AFTER DARK! Terminal Velocity will be the first band to play in the Loft as we try out this new concept. Stay tuned for more details!
  • Trivia Night Tuesdays!
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Aug 16
    Frolic & Detour
    Aug 16, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Frolic & Detour, 3 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720, USA
    Join us on Tuesday evenings in the pub for two hours of trivia fun!
  • ODB Project - LIVE!
    Fri, Aug 19
    Frolic & Detour
    Aug 19, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Frolic & Detour, 3 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720, USA
    One of our favorite regular entertainers, ODB Project is back this summer! Come early for a nice supper overlooking beautiful Nagog Park before moving into the pub for this sure-to-be fun live performance!
  • Sonic Union - LIVE IN THE LOFT!
    Sat, Aug 27
    Frolic & Detour
    Aug 27, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Frolic & Detour, 3 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720, USA
    Okay, you guys - We are SO excited to be kicking off what we hope will be regularly occurring events: FROLIC AFTER DARK! Our friends Sonic Union will perform in the Loft this Saturday evening from 8-11! If you haven't seen these guys play, then you definitely don't want to miss this.
  • Get Off My Lawn - LIVE!
    Fri, Sep 09
    Frolic & Detour
    Sep 09, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Frolic & Detour, 3 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720, USA
    Always great tunes and great vibes when these guys are in the house. Come hang out with us!
  • All Day Fire - LIVE!
    Sat, Sep 17
    Frolic & Detour
    Sep 17, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Frolic & Detour, 3 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720, USA
    One of our ABSOLUTE favorite bands, All Day Fire is finally back in the house! You saw them at our Grand Opening and St. Patrick's Day - Come with that same energy as we dance the night away!
  • Joanie Cicatelli - LIVE!
    Fri, Sep 30
    Frolic & Detour
    Sep 30, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Frolic & Detour, 3 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720, USA
    An incredible voice and incredible person! Come listen to the soothing sounds of local musician Joanie Cicatelli on this brisk, September evening!
 
 
 

Contact

3 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720

978-274-2231

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Opening Hours

Dine In or Take Out

Monday:  CLOSED
Tuesday & Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 9 PM
Thursday:  11:30 AM - 10 PM
Friday & Saturday:  11:30 AM - 11 PM
Sunday:  11:30 AM - 8 PM (Brunch served from 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM)