United States > Massachusetts > Boston
kwoeltje (86) Manchester, Missouri | January 28, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is a real beer bar. Unpretentious, no effort to be upscale. Great burgers. Decent set of taps, mostly local and regional microbrews. Huge bottle selection. I was there twice during a recent visit. Both times had really good service. Downside was that the music was too loud - had to shout to be heard.
beerfest5 (87) Dublin, Ireland | December 23, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped here after Xmas shopping for a few. Bartender was very nice and knew her stuff. Selection was above average...lots on tap but alot that most beer geeks have had before. Two or three that were new/ obscure. Bar itself is pretty funky, long and narrow, a couple tvís, unfortunately this place is stuck in no-mans land around the corner from the convention center. Good place if your in the city, much better than the rest of the spots on Boylston.
halfonit (79) Fall River, Massachusetts | August 28, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
This place is tiny. I mean TINY. It looks like a little shack attached to a parking garage. Thank god for GPS or I probably would have driven right by it. Their food has a reputation of being good. I tried their Mac & Cheese, and there was a hair in it. So I donít know about that one. Their selection is pretty dark good though for the amount of taps that they have. Service was beer friendly.
rosenbergh (444) Helsinki, Finland | July 24, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Looks very small from the street. And itís 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.
thornecb (62) Marblehead, Massachusetts | August 25, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
A small, dark bar along the length of the left hand side with tables on the right and rear. Not a very comfortable spot and music can be very loud. It sometimes takes a while for the lone bartender to notice you which can become aggravating as Iím not a "regular". Beer selection is OK with a concentration on NE micros. Usually something local will also be available on cask. Food is not the strong point here - cheap hot dogs probably attract a college crowd that is looking to recoup some of the money spent on the overpriced beer. My choice in the are is the Other Side a little bit down the road for better ambiance, selection, service and overall value.
dukeredhair (23) California | July 9, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great selection of beers in a small tucked away almost literally "hole in the wall" bar. Full of hipsters is my chief complaint but most of this area of Boston is like that. Nice selection of local craft beer.
drpimento (147) La Crosse, Wisconsin | June 22, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Neat little place, in a way. Just mid-way over the bridge from this neat old fire station. Canít miss it due to its bright orange red color. Walked in and bar was full but shortly thereafter I got a seat. Great selection of beers available on draft and in bottles including locals, regionals, macros, both craft and mass brewed. Bartender was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Patrons, on the other hand, while not rude, certainly were some of the least friendly Iíve ever run into: no chit chat, no eye contact, real stand offish. Wouldíve given a better ambiance and overall grade but for that.
mephisto (53) , Taiwan | April 30, 2010
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
a lot of people standing even though there are plenty of seats in the small bar close to the downtown hotels. the beer selection is fine, but not a lot of exciting beers. a bit too loud for my taste.
phaleslu (399) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 3, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 15/20
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 Iím 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, McNeilís, 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 youíre ever out in downtown Boston. I donít get the low ratings for this one at all; just a good bar with some interesting, unexpected beers.
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | November 23, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
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 wouldnít 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 wasnít 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.
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