Armsby Abbey

144 North Main Street
Worcester, Massachusetts United States 01608
bar  4.9/5.0 50 reviews
Mon to Thu 1130am to 12am, Fri 1130am to 2am, Sat 10am to 12am, Sun 10am to 12am

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Mayor: ClarkVV (2) | Taps: 21 | Bottles: 120
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Travlr  (2484) Washington, Washington DC | August 24, 2012
OK, so this place had an unblended Cantillon lambik on draft, the only place in the US that Iíve ever seen such a thing how cool is that? The atmosphere is also cool. The place was smaller than I expected, but the music was really good, the staff was terrific, and the tap selection Was abosultely amazing. Oh, and the food was spectacular. Definitely worth going far out of your way to find this place.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (1125) London, England | January 5, 2014
A great bar-cum-restaurant in the centre of town. It was very busy when we were there and we were lucky to get a table but I can see why itís popular - it has a very good beer list, good food and a nice atmosphere. (Visited 10 November 2012).
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
nate2g  (1094) Boomtown!, Australia | May 3, 2015
Superb bar. I came by two times over a week and on my first visit they had 5 Hill Farmstead beers pouring on tap. My return visit saw two new Hill Farmstead and 2 Tree House beers on. I guess what Iím trying to say is that the selection is remarkable and good turnover sees new interesting beers regularly. Friendly bartender and patrons open to conversation. I had a pork belly sandwich that was delicious and thereís also an excellent cheese selection. A real find in the city of Worcester.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (962) London, England | September 17, 2014
Great spot overall. They have a solid range of taps with great variety; my only complaint would be that the selection of local breweries was limited to around five beers, but I think the quality and quantity of MA breweries warrants a higher allocation than that. Prices are decent. The food is excellent, and this place obviously pays very close attention to where they are sourcing their ingredients. The place itself is very clean and well laid out. The staff is courteous and efficient. This place certainly elevates beer restaurant/bar to the next level. Highly recommended.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
DiarmaidBHK  (796) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | June 13, 2016
Itís one of those restored dowtnown restaurant/pub things with the imposing wooden bar and the exposed brick wall. Itís downtown Worcester so parking could be an issue though I was able to find a spot in front of the Unitarian church. Top beer list with some breweries that arenít exactly easy to find on draft. I didnít get to partake of any food but Iíll definitely be back the next time Iím in town.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
chibuck  (543) Chicago, Illinois | July 2, 2015
Amazing bar in a sleepy town, these are some lucky locals. 6 Hill Farmsteads on tap, along with a Fiddlehead, and tons of other rare and or great ticks. Amazingly, they offer samplers as well. This is a tickers haven, with the added bonus that the beers are amazing. The marinated olives were excellent, but a couple other dished like the turnip and wings flopped. The one marrow was good but kind of missing on the marrow. A bit pricey for the food but decent overall. Amazing beer, decent food, but a bit over priced. Drink here, eat elsewhere.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
phaleslu  (535) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 8, 2012
Armsby Abbey is in downtown Worcester and we stopped here to meet up with lushawn and his lady on our way into Boston. We had to wait a little bit for a table but they were able to move a large group to a bigger table, opening up two. The first thing that caught my eye on the menu was Hill Farmstead Ephraim. Wow. Yes, please and thank you. The tap list was not massive but all-killer-no-filler. Good mix of local, regional, national, and international tap choices. The bottle list looked ridiculous. Iím on a budget while traveling the country, so I didnít even bother, but there are gems to be had if you are willing to spend the money. The food was good, but the menu is fairly limited. They were out of quite a few things when we were there, too. Prices are a little on the high side, but maybe thatís just my Midwestern perspective. All in all, top-notch bar in a city I might not make it back to, so Iím glad we made it in here when we had the chance. A must-visit if youíre nearby.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
solidfunk  (317) Washington D.C., Washington DC | November 29, 2015
Definitely the best place I visited in Massachusetts. Amazing beers on tap, including five Hill Farmsteads and Speedway Vietnamese Coffee. Also had a last taste of a Pretty Things here. Roast pork sandwich was amazing. Good service as well. They serve flights of some of their beers, though not everything is available.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
swoopjones  (312) Buffalo, New York | June 26, 2012
Great spot, mac & cheese, roast beef sandwich & pizza rocked. Great draft selection, dieu de ciel, hill farmstead, mikkeller, cantillion etc. Every glass to match. Congrats Alec, awesome place
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
tom10101  (281) Quebec | October 11, 2013
Nice place, easy to find and with enough parking nearby. Ambiance is good, but it was loud even if not too crowded. Very good service, friendly and helpful. Selection is pretty good with a lot of great breweries (Jackís Abby, Tree House, Hill Farmstead). Food was really good (cheese plate and something else that I donít remember - but it was good!). Price are on the high side, but not unreasonable. This is a must visit when in the area and itís worth a trip just to go there. I will definitely come back.

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