Armsby Abbey | Worcester, Massachusetts
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Armsby Abbey
World Class based on 44 ratings
Type: Bar

144 North Main Street
Worcester, Massachusetts United States 01608 [ print map ]
508 795 1012

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Hours: Mon to Thu 1130am to 12am, Fri 1130am to 2am, Sat 10am to 12am, Sun 10am to 12am


Mayor: jmikolich (5) | Taps: 21 | Bottles: 120


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Beer Available At Armsby Abbey (arranged by most recent)
Chris Banker / Stone / Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout 99, High Horse Satisfaction IPA , Lost Abbey Devotion 94, Cantillon Cuvée Florian 100, Cantillon Cuvée des Champions 100, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio) 99, Firestone Walker Agrestic 98, Hill Farmstead / Kissmeyer / Cambridge Nordic Saison 98, Allagash Helles Brau Lager , High Horse The Business , Trillium Fort Point Pale Ale 99, Jack’s Abby Hopstitution XPL #5 BAM! , Allagash Session Brett Ale 95, Blatant IPA 82, Port Brewing Santas Little Helper - Bourbon Barrel 98, Victory Braumeister Pils 95, Bayerischer Bahnhof Pineus Gose 95, Blatant Imperial Stout 49, Cambridge Spring Training IPA 65
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44 reviews for Armsby Abbey
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  84%
 Selection  89%
 Food  85%
 Value  70%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops  (126) 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.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
pushkinwow  (123) 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...
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
blipp  (120) Newark, New Jersey | 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 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel  (110) Cambridge, 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.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
jmikolich  (110) North Ridgeville, Ohio | October 30, 2013
Solid place in wooster (wuh-ster) mass, parking is a bit of a struggle which is always a frustration to me, I tried to stop here the week before but was shut out due to a pearl jam concert, bartender was friendly and pointed out the giant chalkboard of drafts, pricing is a touch high but not unreasonable, bottle selection is tough to rival but INSANELY expensive (75 to 80 dollars for 750’s of Cantillon St. Lamvinus) but I guess some people will pay, My food was okay, I had the grilled cheese with sliced apples, it was well made, but a bit lacking in the filling department. I really enjoyed that there is only 1 TV on the far side of the bar, keeps it cozy and inviting. Would definitely go back once the taps had time to rotate.
46
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 1/10   OVERALL 7/20
Ernesto987  (104) Connecticut | April 17, 2011| Updated November 13, 2013
Was there for stoutfest 2011, any bar that can get founders CBS,KBS, black biscuit, 5 struise stouts, etc... is a perfect bar. Can’t wait till I go again when they have their regular beers on tap. Delicious! Dropping my rating, over time the selection has deteriorated and prices have skyrocketed. Always has high and mighty on draft which is disgusting.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
ClarkVV  (91) Allston, Massachusetts | January 7, 2009
Wow. Local meats, grass-fed beef, local cheese platters (lots of em!). In all, with a menu that makes it very difficult to choose (everything looks and sounds phenomenal), it almost dosent matter if the beer is good or not. But it is...of course. A varied draught selection with some very rare selections (had a Baladin Nora on draught!) and dedicated Belgian lines, a wonderful, descriptive (and properly grouped) bottle menu, you could easily make a weekend out of the abbey. Fantastic decor, classy, clean and well-lit during the day. Proper temperature on the bottles, via adjustable temperature beer coolers and immaculately clean, fresh beer lines. Alek (sp?) the owner, was very enjoyable to talk to as well. Capped it off with a DD Oerbier Reserva 2007. Will be comin back here soon, that’s for sure.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972  (86) 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic  (68) Portland, Oregon | January 7, 2011
An amazing tap selection. It really wowed me. The food was excellent, local and organic. I really enjoyed it.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 18/20
jkwood04  (65) Connecticut | April 29, 2011
A pretty cool little restaurant with a good beer selection. Had two of Struise’s Damnation series here, so that speaks to the good selection. It seems like their bottle selection may be lacking a little though. The service was very good, but I’m not really sure of their beer knowledge. They knew the products they had. The food was awesome - lentil and lamb soup. A little pricey overall though. Worth a visit.

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