Bukowski Tavern | Boston, Massachusetts
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Bukowski Tavern
Good based on 40 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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Hours: Open 11:30AMó2AM Monday-Saturday Open 12:00PMó2AM Sundays


Mayor: thornecb (3) | Taps: 20+ | Bottles: 100+


Bukowski Tavern

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Anderson Valley Fall Horniní Pumpkin Ale 81, Mayflower Berliner Weisse , Jackís Abby Jabby Brau 87, Banner American Summer , Cape Ann Fishermanís Red Bliss Potato Stout
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40 reviews for Bukowski Tavern
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  71%
 Selection  72%
 Food  65%
 Value  68%
 Overall  70%
 Rating  78%
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
apoptosis  (1) Denver , Colorado | June 1, 2007
"It sucks but it doesnít blow."
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
mkgrenwel  (110) North Shore, Massachusetts | November 28, 2006| Updated November 15, 2011
Very small place with probably more seats at the long bar than tables. Also, most of the tables are in the back corner, which sucks. I was told that they donít serve liquor, but never verified this because I didnít care personally. This does make it less desireable for bringing friends who are not into beer. Otherwise, the selection is very good. The atmosphere fits in with the typical Boston young hipster crowd. Most people in the bar have probably read Bukowski. The service was fine and the food was typical bar fare. Cool place to hang out and relax with a good beer.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
johnnysuede  (4) Boston, Massachusetts | November 20, 2006
Cool music, very good selection, and the right lighting. I had heard rumors of brusque service, but my encounter with two bartenders was pleasant. The barflies were nice too, initiating conversation.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
luiss  (14) Elmsford, New York | September 2, 2006
It took me forever to get to this place, especially the way Bostonís map explains it. The staff can be a bit rough if youre not a regular, but they tend to ease up a bit. Average pub food but it is good. I guess if you know what you want this is an excellant place, but be cautious when you try to be friendly to the bar staff, i dont think they take it well.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
DarkMagus  (33) San Diego, California | July 27, 2006
Definitely one of my favorite spots, ever. I chose this spot to have my first legal brew on my 21st birthday. The selection is all I could reasonably ask for, but pretty expensive (considering you can get many of the bottles they serve at any decent beer shop nearby for less than half the price). There are many, many bottles however... I have only had minimal experience with the food, but itís certainly adequate... pretty standard bar food. The proper glassware thing is no problem... this place rules Boston.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Slacks  (22) Bolton, Ontario | July 4, 2006
Apparently you canít hit Boston without going here, and itís quite the little dive bar hanging over a highway. Ambiance is great, fitting to where it is and what it is. The selection of beers is excellent, Iíve not seen anything like it before. I spun the famed "Wheel of Indecision" and sadly got a Lone Star Ale, which sucked. Had a hot dog and white trash cheese dip - hot dog was fine, the dip was great. Kind of expensive food, but apparently they have a $1.69 burger 12-8 on weekdays.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 7/20
bitter  (90) Henderson, Nevada | February 28, 2006
go here just to check it out. hanging out the side of a building and over an overpass. very strange and small. but cool by association. i dont know if i would rank it excellent though.
74
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
BitchesBrew  (48) Fort Collins, Colorado | September 6, 2005| Updated September 7, 2006
This is a good place, I often come here for lunch, although the food and drink can sometime be expensive. They have an excellent selection of brews, plus the matching glassware. This is probably one of the number one places to get a great brew in the city- just be careful of all the tourist types when there is a Red Sox game.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth  (182) the Containment Area, North Carolina | September 2, 2005| Updated April 29, 2006
Smaller place. Long dark wood bar on left as you walk in. Some tables on right and in back. Little run down. Bartender was ok. 13 taps when I was there. Murphyís Irish stout, Ipswich ale, Brooklyn brown, Sierra Nevada pale ale, Hoegarden, Cambridge brewing scotch ale. DFH60, Great Divide hercules, Harpoon ipa, Stella Artios, Pabst, Sam Adams lager and Woodchuck cider. I didnít look at the bottle list. Would be convenient if you were staying in the Copley area. Little on the pricy side. Think it was 5.25 for my glass. Didnít have any food. Cask wasnít on, they only use it during winter months. Good place to visit. One of Bostonís older beer bars. Near MBTAís Hynes Convention Center/ICA Station stop. Any "B" "C" or "D" train will get you there.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV  (91) Allston, Massachusetts | September 29, 2004| Updated February 23, 2007
Wow this place is small, but man does it have character. Dead Authors Club is some type of Mug Club where you pick your favorite dead author and get his name on a your own mug that you can fill for cheap. Very eclectic, didnt try the food, but the selection was decent as far as beer. Good amount of crappy pale lagers you may not find elsewhere, some decent taps (Harpoon Scotch). Most of the beer is quite expensive though.

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