United States > Massachusetts > Boston
halfonit (77) 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 (412) 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 (61) 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 (146) 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 (372) 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.
PilsnerPeter (100) Flushing, New York | October 20, 2009
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Stopped here after Night of the Funk 2009. Small, narrow- corridor like layout. Definitely a classic dive bar with the neon light kind of lighting. OK tap selection- nothing too special- just some standard craft offering. I ticked one while I was there. A decent bottle list as well- with some prices that seemed steep. This is a place that serves craft beer, but has a true dive feel to it. If I walked in without knowing, I would suspect they had two taps- Bud and Coors. Not really something to go out of the way for. Oh, and the Chili Burger I ordered had almost no chili on it- It seems like the cook smeared some chili paste on the bun.
chriso (350) London, England | October 16, 2009| Updated October 21, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
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 havenít 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.
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