Armsby Abbey

144 North Main Street
Worcester, Massachusetts United States 01608
bar  4.9/5.0 51 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 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 (Jack’s Abby, Tree House, Hill Farmstead). Food was really good (cheese plate and something else that I don’t remember - but it was good!). Price are on the high side, but not unreasonable. This is a must visit when in the area and it’s worth a trip just to go there. I will definitely come back.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL  (263) Montréal, Quebec | March 17, 2014
Établissement visité le dimanche 2 mars vers 10h30. Ambiance: Décoration en brique et bois. Musique jazz en sourdine. Service: Sympathique et serviable. Sélection: 22 fûts au menu. Nourriture: Menu brunch, crêpe aux patates douces et bacon. (238e rating d’établissement)
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose  (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | October 18, 2012
a pleasant visit with phaleslu. awesome tap list- good selection of locals and beyond. hill farmstead ephraim on tap was a treat. food was just fine. nice place. excited to return soon.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
OldGrowth  (193) the Containment Area, North Carolina | December 9, 2013
Great addition to the Worcester beer scene. This place opened shortly after I moved away. Nice place, kind of dark inside, little industrial, but pleasant color wood scheme, . Looks like 15 or so people could sit bar. Narrow table and then the dining area. Also a room in the back section that wasn’t there the first time I went here. Service has been good, but I’ve never been there when it’s been crowded. Sat at bar twice and table this last visit. Help has been good. Friendly, polite, beer knowledgable. Solid selection. Mix of American craft and Belgian. Food has been darn good . This last trip I had pork belly carbonara. Using pork belly as the noodles. Lots of season vegetables. Locally sourced stuff. Not a bargain place, could be thought of a tad high in price, but I feel like you get quality products here. I like it and would recommend if you are I the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops  (190) Epping, New Hampshire | September 23, 2014
My first trip to Armsby was Zwanze Day 2014, it will not be my last. The service was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the beer and what they have in bottle and draft. The food was real pricey based on the potion. ($15.00 for seven Jerk Chicken Wings) So, I would eat before stopping back here but because of the awesome draft list and friendly service, there is a REAL good chance I will return here. Keep in mind I was here for an event so I would love to see what this place looks like on a standard Saturday afternoon.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
blipp  (187) La Mesa, California | January 11, 2014
Visited on a weekend before going to a Phish show at the Centrum/DCU Center. Rolled in at around noon and the place was already packed with the young urban professional Phish fans that still like to re-live their college hippie years and pretend they’re still cool. Side note: I am also one of those people. It’s tough for me to judge the average vibe of the place; when I was there it was packed, but friendly. The bartenders were busting their asses, but getting beers out efficiently, friendly, and more than happy to offer suggestions or have a quick chat about what was on tap. About 20 taps available, which included some awesome regional selections from Tree House and Jack’s Abbey, as well as some more common offerings that you’ll see all over the northeast. They seem to be the only game in town, so if you find yourself in Worcester this is the place to get a good beer.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
reggiedunlop  (178) The dub c, Pennsylvania | September 2, 2013
really cool place...very good and friendly service, awesome food, and really nice beer selection. prices are a bit on the high side but they have some nice selections and the food will not disappoint. My bartender wascute as hell which is always a plus...but i couldnt get her to give me a Tree House glass. I’ll visit again if Im near Worcester.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972  (135) Taunton, Massachusetts | July 29, 2010
This place is ALL about the beer. I liken it to Julio’s with stools. 21 taps with nothing but heavy hitting selections from Troegs, Cisco, 21 Ammendment, etc, etc. Much more selection in bottles too. Food is tasty - locally sourced ecclectic - more like "high end bar snacks" instead of a real meal. It’s a small room, with a brick wall on one side. Lots of character, but a little shiny. Food may be on the pricy side, but the beer prices actually seemed reasonable. My advice: go find someplace better to eat in Worcester (so much to choose from), and come here for drinks after.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
pushkinwow  (130) Ottawa, Ontario | February 6, 2012
What a great place. Stopped in for brunch after EBF. Food was top notch and reasonable (they smoke their own bacon, have changing menus based on local ingredients and what the chefs feel like making...o and the food tastes great). It was fairly quiet when we went around 11:30 but it quickly filled up, they still had 5 LA beers on tap including Sinners 10, Duck Duck Guava and CdT. Also had bottles of Cantillon (which I understand is not so usual in the US) along with many other tasty offerings. Staff was very friendly and quite knowledable, and it was a great place to hang out. Wish this was my local watering hole...although then I would be broke...
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel  (113) North Shore, Massachusetts | February 25, 2014
Pretty cool place. It would get noticed anywhere, but definitely gets bonus points for being one of the few good places in and around Worcester. Very dark inside and a bit sparse. Feels a good bit like Lord Hobo in Cambridge. Serious tap list, knowledgeable staff.

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