The Publick House Brookline | Brookline, Massachusetts
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The Publick House Brookline
Excellent based on 75 ratings
Type: Bar

1648 Beacon St.
Brookline, Massachusetts United States 02445 [ print map ]
617 277 2880 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: M-F 5pm-2am Sat-Sun 12pm-2am

Mayor: ClarkVV (5) | Taps: 35 | Bottles: 150

The Publick House Brookline

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Beer Available At The Publick House Brookline (arranged by most recent)
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee 100, Kent Falls Equinox , Westbrook / Evil Twin Justin BlŚbśr 88, Kent Falls Field Beer Saison (Batch 6 - Rye) , Allagash Fluxus 2015 87, Stone Ruination IPA - Double Dry Hopped 99, Schilling Jaroslav 10 , Kent Falls Alternate World , Medusa Fermette , Kent Falls Waymaker , Kent Falls Field Beer Saison (Batch 3 - Spelt) , La Caracole Saxo 92, Hop Freshener Series: Dank & Sticky 98, Lost Abbey Deliverance 100, Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell) 100, Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme 100
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75 reviews for The Publick House Brookline
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  76%
 Selection  86%
 Food  78%
 Value  68%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  94%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82  (112) , England | August 26, 2015
Awesome range of styles, great understanding of Belgium beers and Belgium food. Great service. Lovely range of hoppy IPAs on. Superb experience. Easily one of my favourite bars. Even has my favourite mustard from Belgium on the shelf . The detail is what counts and here they rock that. Hard.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
gdierksen  (4) Brookline, Massachusetts | June 19, 2015
Hands down my favorite beer bar in Boston. Iíve been here many times and the service is always helpful and welcoming. The bar is loosely split into domestic (main room) versus imports (Monkís Cell) but both can be had at either bar. The selection of Belgian beers in bottles is particularly good but drafts are mostly domestic (and MA local). The food is very good and pairs very well with whatís pouring. My singular complaint is that the drafts are not rotated as often as Iíd like, however I do visit on a weekly basis.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (1035) London, England | April 20, 2015
A popular neighbourhood bar with homely food and an emphasis on Belgian and Belgian style beers. Iíve visited when itís been packed to the gills with hardly anywhere to perch but the last time it was on a cold Sunday at brunch time when it was fairly quiet with just a few families eating there. The brunch was very good and the beer list is always good too, with plenty of choice. (Last visited 28 October 2012).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee  (128) Bedford, New Hampshire | August 11, 2014
I stopped in here for the first time this past Saturday, my wife treated me for our anniversary, she rocks! Stoneish facade outside wooden tables with church pews at many locations inside. Bar prominently to the front left as you walk in with a vast open seating area at two levels. Quite busy considering how early we were eating but we were promptly seated and watered. Draft list somewhere around 40 deep with a nice bottle list albeit a bit pricy. 58 dollars for a bottle of Cascade Kriek for example. I settled into a late afternoon of trillium beers and was not disappointed. We had frites to start and they were quite good as were the dipping sauces, although oddly most of the fries were cut really short, were talking 1 to 2 inches long at most. I had mac and cheese and my wife had a chicken sandwich and we were both very pleased with our meals. Service was quite good I never felt thirsty or neglected. Pricing seemed about what I expect in the Boston area which means a bit more than at home. Great experience, If I were in the area there is no doubt I would would stop in here again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lothore  (75) California | June 4, 2014
First I want to start off by saying on my trip to New York and Boston I hit up a lot of beer bars but this was far and away the best of the bunch. Immediately when you walk in you can tell these guys are all about the beer. An amazing amount of taps and bottled selection which can go from cheap (4.5 a pour for southern tier choklat (11 Percent and a lot of bang for the buck!)) to ridiculously expensive for more rare beers. The service was excellent. Our waitress served in the correct glassware and generally seemed very knowledgeable about beer. The food was out of this world. For 10 dollars I got a caesar salad the size of my head. I tried both of my friends dishes as well and would have to recommend the pumpkin ravioli to anyone planning on going there, it is absolutely indescribably amazing. Overall this is an excellent place thats all about appreciating beer and not about having big TVs tuned into sports games and drinking swill.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
aguinessaday  (10) Rakkestad, Norway | December 13, 2013
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Kamila  (10) Lincoln Park, New Jersey | July 29, 2013
This is an amazing place! Whenever Iím up in Massachusetts, I make it a point to stop at the Publick House. If you go on a weekend, itís always crowded and if youíre looking to sit down and have dinner, you will most likely be waiting. Nothing wrong with that when you can drink a great beer in the meantime. They always have a really great beer selection and Iíve never been disappointed by anything when I go here. The food is great (a little pricey, but really tasty) and the servers are super knowledgeable and will recommend food pairings. I would recommend this place to any beer lover.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 10, 2013
Stopped by the infamous Pubklick House on Saturday night after EBF Session 1 with a friend. Took the subway over to Brookline and walked a block to the bar. Very nice, clean, and relatively quiet place. Iím still confused what the differences between the 2 rooms are. The one room had more bottles and nicer glassware but if Iím not mistaken you can get anything from either bar.

In any case they had a very impressive bottle list but it dawned on me that we are very spoiled in CA. I only saw 1 or 2 bottles on the entire list (of at least a couple hundred) that I hadnít tried before. Of the dozen or so taps there was only 1 new one to either of us and that was the Southern Tier Gemini, which they ran out of just before we got there. I took a glass of Southern Tier Cuvee 2 and my friend got a glass of Mojo Risin. Both good beers in their own right but it had been a long couple of days of sampling beers so we were pretty burned out on beer. I mean we sampled 85 different beers in 48 hours at that point. We each got half way through our glasses and left them on the bar to get back to the hotel and get some sleep.

Good service and atmostphere. The lights were turned way down and the dark stain used on all the wood in the bar gave the place a certain feel. The food looked good but it was kind of ritzy, ie small servings and presentation being more important than filling you up. Not my style, I want a nice juicy steak and a potatoe, or something else but Iím all about enjoying the flavor and really could care less about presentation. Its really a moot point because I didnít order any food.

Iíll go back some year during EBF again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
swoopjones  (312) Buffalo, New York | January 24, 2013| Updated January 25, 2013
great spot, busy spot. lots of Belgians on one side & American Micros on the other; or so it seemed. Great attentive servers & bar staff. A bunch of struise on tap & was able to get my hands on some cage & corked Allagash 11.2 bottles. Great looking females at the bar too boot. Make it a stop if in Boston
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | August 15, 2012
Bar is split into two sides, both are really crowded. Good selection of beers, particularly imports. Had a Tilquin Gueuze and a couple other beers that we donít get out here in California. Prices on the high side, and service was good considering how busy it was. The vibe was more of just your typical bar than what Iím used to with a beer bar.

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