Big City | Allston, Massachusetts
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Big City (OUT OF BUSINESS)
Good based on 7 ratings
Type: Bar

138 Brighton Ave
Allston, Massachusetts United States 02134 [ print map ]
617 782 2020

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Taps: 80 | Bottles: 30


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7 reviews for Big City (OUT OF BUSINESS)
 Ambiance  63%
 Service  63%
 Selection  73%
 Food  50%
 Value  53%
 Overall  67%
 Rating  71%


68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere  (451) Ottawa, Ontario | February 7, 2011
Belongs to Sunset Grill complex. This is the pool hall, and for a pool hall, they have nice beers. A bit grungier and messier than the Grill, less taps, they do offer samplers too.
62
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | January 17, 2010
Upstairs neighbour of the much superior Sunset Grill. Crowd is annoying fratboys/fratgirls, younger and loud. Lots of pool tables, a few baby-foot tables and loud pop-music pop music, Not my kind of atmosphere, really not. Beer selection is impressive in number but with Sunset Grill downstairs it seems disappointing. When I was there they had 60+ tap lines and it can go up to about 80. Most of the Big City tap lines are also at Sunset Grill. Basically the beer selection is what the downstairs Sunset Grill has if you take away the most interesting 40 taps from Sunset Grill. Not bad by any means, but why would a beer geek go there when Sunset Grill is downstairs. I went for a classic Bear Republic Racer 5 and when I left I knew I was never going to back there ever again.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
joebudzjoe  (45) Connecticut | September 13, 2009
Big upstairs bar in a well established neighborhood in Allston, MA. Mainly a younger crowd. The bar has a three main sections: a pool hall that is well lit and furnished, a sitting area to drink and another pool hall area that has a old school feel, dimly lit with hanging flourescent lighting. The bar has a nice selection of beers with a few beers that sell for 5 bucks for 23 ounces. The place gets very crowded on Fridays.
28
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 2/10   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 6/20
mkgrenwel  (110) North Shore, Massachusetts | January 2, 2008| Updated November 15, 2011
Essentially Sunset with less beer, worse service and pool. The ratio of drunken fratboy to random beer geek is even worse as well.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth  (182) the Containment Area, North Carolina | August 14, 2005| Updated August 16, 2005
Iíve been there a couple of times with coworkers, Second floor locations lots of windows to look around the area, basic lofty warehouse looking place, kinda industrial. Usually 80 or so beers, something new should be found. Good pubgrub. Bunch of pooltables and beer, Iíve always had fun here.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
beaconstreet  (31) Washington DC | October 18, 2004
This place can absorb a large amout of people real fast, and for the number of beers and people they need to work with, the bartenders are outstandingly efficient. Too bad they werenít nicer though. Maybe you could flash them to get their attention or something. Nice pool tables, view of the street, and convival atmosphere with lots of nooks to roam about. This place sits right on top of Sunset grill.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
GeniusGirl  (3) Boston, Massachusetts | October 9, 2004
82 beers on tap! but leave your girlie mixed drink friends at home because this place doesnít have a hard liquor liscense. there is plenty of pool to be played, and they accomidate for big parties if you want to block of a few tables with your friends. part of the sunset grill family, so the food is similar.

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