Armsby Abbey | Worcester, Massachusetts
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Armsby Abbey
World Class based on 47 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: ClarkVV (3) | Taps: 21 | Bottles: 120

Armsby Abbey

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Beer Available At Armsby Abbey (arranged by most recent)
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #1 99, Brewbaker Berliner Weisse 39, De la Senne Wadesda Smeirlap 92, Hill Farmstead Galaxy Single Hop Pale Ale 99, Hill Farmstead Conduct of Life 99, Hill Farmstead Works of Love (Earl Grey Tea) 98, Fiddlehead Brett on the Dance Floor 70
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47 reviews for Armsby Abbey
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  84%
 Selection  89%
 Food  84%
 Value  69%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972  (101) Worcester, 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.
  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
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
jrallen34  (500) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
nate2g  (1046) 上海 / 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 I’m 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 there’s also an excellent cheese selection. A real find in the city of Worcester.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops  (170) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (793) 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.
  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)
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
blipp  (176) San Diego, 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (1035) 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 it’s popular - it has a very good beer list, good food and a nice atmosphere. (Visited 10 November 2012).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
OldGrowth  (190) 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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