United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
lordthepat (1) Cambridge, Massachusetts | January 21, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best beer bars in the Boston area that Iíve found so far. They have nearly 150 different beers in bottles/cans and a couple dozen more on draft. Whatever style of beer youíre looking for, Bukowskiís probably has it. The food is typical bar food; not gourmet, but they do make some pretty good burgers. The staff is wonderful and knows how to properly pour a beer (including in its native glassware).
Cooterbridge (1) , | January 6, 2014
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
What a beer bar should be. Honest good people. Comfortable for all. Selection is great. Knowledgable staff and customers. Come in a big group or by yourself. Best Beer bar in Cambridge.
Boudicca (704) London, England | January 5, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
"Bukowski has some good beers but donít eat there!" Iíve heard this advice on more than one occasion so naturally I never have eaten there but I can testify that they do have some good beers. Apart from the impressive leather seat backs in some of the booths itís a fairly basic place with huge glass windows at the front which open up onto the street. The bar is along one wall and thereís a mural depicting Charles Bukowski and a typewriter with a non-QWERTY keyboard along the other. The heavily tattooed barmaid with a partially shaved head was very friendly and seemed to fit with the general mood of the place. The menu makes copious and gratuitous use of the words "fuck" and "shit" and small beers are called "bitch beers". This rankled a little - call me an old fuddy-duddy but itís not clever or even mildly amusing. It just seemed to me that whoever wrote the menu was trying a bit too hard to be radical but somehow missed the mark.
(Last visited 27 October 2012).
beerjeep (5) | November 18, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Love the beer selection. We didnít eat. Love the garage doors open to the street. Cute staff and great beer, whoís complaining?
luttonm (127) Belgrade, Serbia | May 17, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
This place can be a bit hit or miss with the crowd. But dropping by on an early weekday afternoon for lunch before a long flight, it was empty. Very nice food, more upscale than a normal bar but not ígastroí focused. Beer selection was impressive and widely varied from across the US. Would be hard to enjoy both things on a crowded evening but It would also be a nice local place to hang out. Looking forward to coming back next time Iím in town.
brokensail (866) Orange County, California | August 15, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Cool bar, sort of a dive feel to it. Nice tap list. Sort of a "punk" feel to it, at least based on the staff I interacted with, so I felt at home. Prices are fine for the area. They do offer a special of a 40 and a hot dog for like $5 which is sort of a novelty, I guess (and an obvious ode to Bukowski himself). Wouldnít go out of my way to come here, but nice if youíre in the area.
SrSilliGose (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | July 21, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
overrated if ya ask me. nothing particularly captivating about this place. mediocre beer list. boring tables. might as well walk down the street to atwood, lord hobo, or cambridge brewing company.
auerbrau (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | May 29, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Dropped in here for a pint after a job interview a few weeks ago. The list definitely did not excite me. The atmosphere is cute and the bartenders were nice enough, but itís a really watered down list of mostly readily available national and regional micros. There are so many other places nearby with better-curated lists that Iíd rather go to.
bmerz (121) Brooklyn, New York | February 28, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A great bar....not too many of those in Boston. Kinda dirty in a good way and not pretentious at all. A large tap selection and bottle list is not going to awe a serious nerd but it will please and last I looked there were cellared offerings that while expensive give it depth. Great staff...though it helps to be a long time local.
mkgrenwel (110) Cambridge, Massachusetts | November 15, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
The best thing I can say about this place it itís a cool place to hang out with good beer. The taps change often and thereís always something interesting on. Definitely not just a craft beer bar, but really a beer geek destination.
It is dark and loud in a good dive-bar kind of way, but is mostly tables without a ton of places to stand, so itís not a great place to socialize.
Service has always been good. Knowledgeable and attentive, but definitely with some personality.
The food is occasionally good, but often is something I could have made better at home.
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