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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.


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.


Summer Sippin'

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


House Bloody Mary

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


Just Added: Berkshire Brewing Company

Jalapeñito IPA - Berkshire Lager - Dandy Lion Haze NEIPA


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!


Upcoming Events

  • Michael Mazola - LIVE!
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 26
    Frolic & Detour
    May 26, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Frolic & Detour, 3 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720, USA
    We've really been diggin' the Thursday night vibes here at Frolic & Detour - Come see why!
  • Aunt Mimi - LIVE!
    Fri, May 27
    Frolic & Detour
    May 27, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Frolic & Detour, 3 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720, USA
    Join us in welcoming this talented duo to Frolic & Detour for their first time!
  • Trivia Night Tuesdays!
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, May 31
    Frolic & Detour
    May 31, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Frolic & Detour, 3 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720, USA
    Join us this and EVERY Tuesday night for trivia at Frolic & Detour! Always free to play, always a good time!
  • Exhibit 'A' Brewing Pint Night!
    Thursday, May 19th - Time TBD!
    Frolic & Detour
    Thursday, May 19th - Time TBD!
    Frolic & Detour, 3 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720, USA
    Come hang out with our friends from Exhibit 'A' Brewing Co. and try some of their amazing beers - Tonight ONLY!


3 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720


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Opening Hours

Dine In or Take Out

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