United States > Massachusetts > Boston
nate2g (1016) Boomtown!, Australia | April 26, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
This is a cool little grungy bar sitting just over a bridge with the Mass Pike flowing underneath. The painted red shack exterior looks out of place and pretty funny as itís crammed into the parking complex. Inside is understandably narrow so try and squeeze a seat at the bar. Taplist is not the most eccentric but I was happy to see a couple of Jackís Abby beers on. I had a chilli dog to eat which wasnít bad. Dude working the bar was friendly and gave quick service. Cash only as others have mentioned. Cool bar.
Kavu (59) Helsinki, Finland | November 30, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice location if youíre staying at the Sheraton for some reason, but not too far from Copley either. Small and cozy with a good atmosphere. The tap selection is great for out-of-towners and the bottle selectionís decent too. Nice staff and awesome californian BLT. No complaints. Cash only but thereís an atm in the hall.
Lothore (54) California | June 1, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A- Bukowskis is a small bar close to the Berkeley school of music (and the strange music playing throught your stay attests to this). Even though it was pretty dead when I went (granted it was a wednesday night near 1 am) I loved the small, dimly lit atmosphere.
Q- The beer I had on tap (choklat) was excellent, poured just right, in the right glassware, etc etc.
S- The waitress seemed pretty unenthusiastic but that was probably because no one was in there. She was quick and friendly.
S- Had about 10 taps give or take, there was 1 ale on cask however it wasnít ready when we got there and a good bottled selection.
jtclockwork (262) , New Jersey | May 17, 2014| Updated July 18, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Pub near Hynes. Stopped in for a quick bite and a beer. Small but decent selection. Food was pretty good. Charming little place. Cash only.
NachlamSie (634) Denver, Colorado | July 31, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
I recommend checking out this place for a real Boston experience. This is a dark, dirty dive bar with good, spunky serve staff and cool music on the speakers. Bukowski is definitely not a beer-first kind of bar, but the tap selection, while not extensive, is not short of good things to drink. There are locals, regionals and solid micros available. The menu looks pretty solid but I did not eat on my visit here. Come here to get a healthy dose of Boston and drink a good beer while youíre at it.
Boudicca (949) London, England | January 13, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
The Bukowski Tavern in Back Bay has a good range of taps with mostly local-ish beers, usually including one on cask. Itís a long, dark, narrow place overlooking the Mass. Pike. It feels a bit like a shack thatís been thrown together and Iíve never found it very convivial as it can get very crowded. On the plus side, it certainly doesnít have a corporate feel and the music has usually been to my taste, if rather too loud.
(Last visited 23 October 2012).
ryanlovesyou (8) , | August 15, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is a divey place with a great selection of local beers. When I was there they had 21 beers on tap and 17 were local. If youíre a tourist (like me) looking for some beer brewed in MA and surrounding states, I would stop here first. I think this place is under-rated on Ratebeer. Definitely worth a visit.
SrSilliGose (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | July 21, 2012| Updated July 22, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
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UDBeernut (186) Between JAX and SGJ, Florida | March 1, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited this place twice while visiting Boston for the ACBF. Located near Prudential Center/Copley Center and the hotels surrounding. Be warned... CASH ONLY!This place is no nonsense.
Food is burgers, sandwiches, wings, etc and pretty damn good. Everything after 11 is $5.95 and burgers 11-6 M-F are like $3.
Tap selection was mostly local beers. Had a few cask ales available too. 99 Bottle available too from an ice chest that runs the legnth of the bar. My wife had a Victory Golden Monkey that had an expiration date in 2014, so Iíd assume it was pretty fresh.
Atmosphere was mixed between people going to and from Red Sox games and some hipsters. Music was americana which I could have done with out.
Prices were good for Boston.
bmerz (122) Brooklyn, New York | February 28, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Probably the best beer bar in Boston proper and an old school standby at that. The vibe is great and itís the right kind of dirty. Itís tiny and can get crowded but the selection though not worldclass is comforting for any beer nerd. There will be something you love or havenít had. Will if its crowded it can be hard to get a seat the bartenders have always been pro when Iíve been there.
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