Bukowski Tavern | Boston, Massachusetts
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Bukowski Tavern
Exceptional based on 39 ratings
Type: Bar

50 Dalton St.
Boston, Massachusetts United States 02115 [ print map ]
617 437 9999

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Hours: Open 11:30AM—2AM Monday-Saturday Open 12:00PM—2AM Sundays


Mayor: Cybercat (2) | Taps: 20+ | Bottles: 100+


Bukowski Tavern

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Beer Available At Bukowski Tavern (arranged by most recent)
Jack’s Abby Jabby Brau 89, Banner American Summer , Cape Ann Fisherman’s Red Bliss Potato Stout , Lagunitas India Pale Ale 94
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39 reviews for Bukowski Tavern
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  70%
 Selection  72%
 Food  64%
 Value  67%
 Overall  69%
 Rating  77%
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64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
Boudicca  (671) London, England | January 13, 2013
The Bukowski Tavern in Back Bay has a good range of taps with mostly local-ish beers, usually including one on cask. It’s a long, dark, narrow place overlooking the Mass. Pike. It feels a bit like a shack that’s been thrown together and I’ve never found it very convivial as it can get very crowded. On the plus side, it certainly doesn’t have a corporate feel and the music has usually been to my taste, if rather too loud. (Last visited 23 October 2012).
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie  (575) Denver, Colorado | July 31, 2013
I recommend checking out this place for a real Boston experience. This is a dark, dirty dive bar with good, spunky serve staff and cool music on the speakers. Bukowski is definitely not a beer-first kind of bar, but the tap selection, while not extensive, is not short of good things to drink. There are locals, regionals and solid micros available. The menu looks pretty solid but I did not eat on my visit here. Come here to get a healthy dose of Boston and drink a good beer while you’re at it.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh  (444) Helsinki, Finland | July 24, 2011
Looks very small from the street. And it’s not big. 14 taps. 1 cask. Some bottles. Friendly service. Not cheap. Prices excl. taxes. Loud music. Half full on Sunday evening. Draft list on bar.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu  (398) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 3, 2010
Stopped in here in late February 2010 on a walking and drinking tour of Boston with 4 friends. We had lunch and drinks. The place is cool; hole-in-the-wall in downtown next to some train tracks and I-90; Bukowski-themed photos and paintings on the wall; great music playing and a crowd who knew their beer. The 2-person staff was attentive, if not friendly in the Midwestern way I’m used to. Our food was decent, pretty average pub grub. The beer menu had some big surprises; Bruery Black Orchard, Goose Island BCS, some Founders and other Midwestern stuff. I stuck mostly to the Northeast, though, getting some Southampton, McNeil’s, and Otter Creek brews. Good amount of German and Belgian beers. The prices were a bit on the high side; most normal things were $6, and heading north for anything more unique or not regional. Be sure to drop in here if you’re ever out in downtown Boston. I don’t get the low ratings for this one at all; just a good bar with some interesting, unexpected beers.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
chriso  (368) London, England | October 16, 2009| Updated October 21, 2009
Narrow dive-y sort of place. Handy location (for me) means I have popped in a few times during my visit to Boston. Not the biggest tap list but a fair smattering of new stuff for me and a reasonably quick rotation. Quite extensive bottle list but I haven’t had to resort to that yet. Food is OK but not spectacular. Sitting at the bar I have found service to be attentive and reasonably friendly. Plus I have usually got chatting with other beer enthusiasts. Prices seem a little high for the sort of place it is. Also, the music can be too loud, with the impression that it is more for the benefit of the bar staff than the customers. That said I quite like the general vibe of the place.
48
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
notalush  (328) Denver, Colorado | June 3, 2007
It sucks but it doesn’t blow.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
j12601  (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | November 23, 2009
Went here for some beers and snacks after the Night of the Funk. Perfect dive bar feel with everything all crammed into a long narrow hall. Dim lighting, and decor that wouldn’t have me surprised to see Genny Cream Ale on tap, or PBR cans and a crowd of ironic hipsters in trucker hats. Somewhat packed and on a late Friday night so I wasn’t overly surprised by the slightly slow service, but it was still fairly good. Vegetarian chili cheese fries were good and far more food than even two hungry drunks could get through. No crazy rare beers, but a nice selection of craft and a nice bottle selection that looks like it rotates fairly quickly.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilligoose  (251) pouring bus, New Brunswick | July 21, 2012| Updated July 22, 2012
...............please delete this rating..................................................................................................
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon  (216) Boisbriand, Quebec | July 15, 2009
Visité pour la première fois le 8 juillet, 2009, durant mon voyage à Boston. J’avais déjà une idée que c’était petit, mais wow, surtout que s’il y a une partie des Red Sox ce soir là, ça va-t-être remplie vite avant la partie! C’est une vrai taverne, sombre, décor local, etc... Le service était bien, assé vite. La nouriture c’est style pub, mon burgur était bouré de sauce BBQ (une serviette humide aurait été bon). Mais en général c’était bien!
48
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
beastiefan2k  (176) Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington | June 2, 2007
"It sucks but it doesn’t blow."

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