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 (5) | Taps: 21 | Bottles: 120
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972  (123) 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.
90
  • 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 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
bigda83  (42) Jamestown, New York | June 10, 2016
Visited 3-17-16 right at open. Itís really nice inside, roomy, inviting. Service was on point, but we were early so Iím not sure how it is later in the evening or with big crowds. The waitress was constantly checking on us and seeing if we wanted anything more to drink. Tons of Hill Farmstead on tap at the time as well as plenty of local MA beers. Any beer fan will find something they like. Food was really good. It could be me, but it is more on the healthy upscale side of things. If youíre not into that then it may not be the best place to eat. I got pita and hummus to split with friends and then the pork sandwich with greens. Value was pretty on track with most places Iíve been to like this. Itís a little pricey, but itís what you expect when going to a place with top tier beers on tap and having a few with food. Overall one of the nicest chill places to go. I highly recommend it and Iíd go again any time I decide to do a beer trip to the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
solidfunk  (309) 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 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
revjim  (2) waltham, Massachusetts | November 13, 2015
I love this place! 21 smart taps, at any given visit I want to try 19 of them, beats the hell out of searching through 50+ taps for two that are moderately interesting, food is on the money but a little overpriced even for how good it is. just a little... friendly, accessible, not overwhelming, and again, 21 taps that put the average 121 taps to shame
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
chibuck  (527) 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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
nate2g  (1071) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops  (189) 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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (953) 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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL  (263) Montrťal, Quebec | March 17, 2014
…tablissement visitť le dimanche 2 mars vers 10h30. Ambiance: Dťcoration en brique et bois. Musique jazz en sourdine. Service: Sympathique et serviable. Sťlection: 22 fŻts au menu. Nourriture: Menu brunch, crÍpe aux patates douces et bacon. (238e rating díťtablissement)
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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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