Armsby Abbey | Worcester, Massachusetts
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Armsby Abbey
World Class based on 42 ratings
Type: Bar

144 North Main Street
Worcester, Massachusetts United States 01608 [ print map ]
508 795 1012 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

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

Mayor: jmikolich (4) | Taps: 21 | Bottles: 120

Armsby Abbey

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Beer Available At Armsby Abbey (arranged by most recent)
Allagash Session Brett Ale 93, Blatant IPA 82, Port Brewing Santas Little Helper Barrel Aged 98, Victory Braumeister Pils 95, Bayerischer Bahnhof Pineus Gose 94, Blatant Imperial Stout 47, Cambridge Spring Training IPA 65, Bear Republic Apex 99, Oxbow Freestyle No. 20 (Holiday IPA) , Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale 98, Pretty Things Barbapapa 92, Omnipollo Erzulie Barley Wine 66, Thornbridge Halcyon 98, High & Mighty Two-Headed Beast 73, Allagash White 94, Ballast Point Victory at Sea 100, The Bruery 6 Geese A Laying 93, Pretty Things Saint Botolphs Town 93, BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2012 99, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 100
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42 reviews for Armsby Abbey
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  85%
 Selection  89%
 Food  86%
 Value  70%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972  (85) Taunton, Massachusetts | July 29, 2010
This place is ALL about the beer. I liken it to Julioís 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. Itís 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Kevinkarpiak  (13) Massachusetts | May 30, 2010
Hands down and straight up. This place has more tasty beers packed into it than should be allowed by the laws if physics. I go there all the time, and thereís always something new on tap. Just set yourself a budget before walking in, or it could become a really expensive evening.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
smcolw  (11) Boston, Massachusetts | November 15, 2009
When seeking that unusual, hard-to-find beer at even the best beer stores, this is one of the best beer bars Iíve seen. As the name would suggest, there are many, many Belgians and Belgian style beers. But I also had a couple of unusual IPAís. The beer list huge, but what is REALLY impressive is the phenomenal selection of glassware--tulip glasses, goblets, pints, etc., etc. Often the beer is served in the glass of the brewer, which is amazing. Iíve been told the food (particularly the pizza) is very good, which makes sense since half of the place is a restaurant. There were close to two dozen on-tap offerings in addition to the 100+ bottled beers. A couple of regulars let me know that the on-tap offerings are always changing. What surprised me the most, though, was the number of beers I havenít seen or never even heard of. And after 1,450 tastings, I was shocked that this place was within an hour of my home. As Arnold might say, "Iíll be back."
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 16/20
ForenTox  (1) worcester, Massachusetts | April 12, 2009
Incredible addition to Worcester. Beer selection is incredible and they have recently added a website to check before getting there. The food is local and there are two great cheese plates. The evening can become expensive compared to other restaurants, but you are getting beer on tap that you canít elsewhere. No babies allowed, which limits new parents.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
phiconners  (3) Massachusetts | March 25, 2009
A real gem, meant for true beer lovers. EVERY beer they have is special. Nothing but the best, with an ever changing tap list. Beers are served in the proper glasses. Old Rasputin on nitro brought a tear to my eye. Not a huge food menu, but itís all locally grown and all very good.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
RomanW70  (12) Providence, Rhode Island | February 15, 2009
I went here a few weeks ago, just before Chrustmas. Great experience. They had a lot of special Belgian Christmas Ales, and some great American selections, like Southern Tier Choklat and Port Brewing Old Viscocity. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. I had a cheese plate and a ham and cheese sandwich, a beer sampler, dessert, and 3 other beers and my share of the bill was under $40. My only complaint was the service, which while friendly, was very slow, which would have been more than fine, but I had concert tickets that night. Overall, a great experience.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
tjw  (1) , Massachusetts | February 8, 2009
Love this place. Classy but casual atmosphere. The servers are friendly and seem to know their beer. Excellent selection, lots of Belgian choices. Thereís always some new selections on tap. Food includes locally grown stuff, good unique pizza. Good desserts also.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Schultsc  (11) San Diego, California | January 18, 2009| Updated January 21, 2011
We discovered this place just a few weeks after it had opened. This place just makes you feel really good inside. Not only do they have a lot of great beers, but the whole focus of the place is on local, organic, sustainable foods. from artisanal charcuterie and cheeses to fresh plums from the ownerís motherís pack yard, you really have to appreciate the vision behind this remarkable restaurant. I was lucky enough to score a bottle of Founderís Kentucky Breakfast Stout off of the list--$12! The owner was very generous with us and we wish him and his team the best of luck. Weíll certainly be back next time weíre in Mass.
  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.

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