United States > Massachusetts > Allston
Travlr (1869) Washington, Washington DC | March 31, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
28 beers on tap, one cask, 60 bottles. Plus a few off-menu items that owner Max and staff Dave was eager to share. Great atmosphere, although slightly loud for normal conversation. Very well-chosen beer selection, with more than a handful of rare finds. Extraordinary service - Dave had great suggestions, and kept me constantly supplied with water without ice, without my asking. Clientele were also very knowledgeable, and great to talk to. Food was fantastic - home-made sausages? Where do you find that in the USA? A must for any beer trip to Boston.
nate2g (1016) Boomtown!, Australia | April 28, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I visited on a Monday afternoon so it was nice and relaxed in the bar. Some interesting stuff on tap but nothing too crazy when I was here however the Enlightenment Hoffman was the pick of the bunch. Very friendly lady working the bar who was chatty and clearly enjoyed good beer. I skipped a meal here but my neighbours sitting at the bar had some good looking plates of food delivered to them. Thereís a patio with more seating out back however the weather turned chilly so nobody was game to utilise the space. This was well worth a nice stroll from central Boston.
Boudicca (944) London, England | April 20, 2015
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A stylish neighbourhood bar with a relaxed atmosphere (at least when itís not too busy - the first time I went there it was so crowed and noisy it was almost impossible to have a conversation). There are around 22 taps with lots of good beers to choose from.
(Last visited 28 October 2012).
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 13, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
We came for brunch on a Saturday around 2 pm and ended up eating a good comfort meal and appreciating a well-chosen draught list including many of the latest top local picks like pale ales from Trillium. Beers tried were in pristine condition and while it seems to be a very popular place, we did not have to wait very long for a table and were comfortable and well serviced as soon as we got one. Iíd definitely come back, but would worry about the crowd.
Lubiere (469) Ottawa, Ontario | February 7, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
A wonderful bar with excellent and knowledgeable staff, great tap selection with some far out rarities, very upscale pub food. Had the Duck Confit Hash for Brunch and it was delicious. Warm atmosphere and RB (and BA) friendly.
jrallen34 (457) Chicago, Illinois | October 7, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cool area of town that reminds me of an up and coming Bucktown. Traffic was horrible, this place is a beast to get to.
Excellent draft list with superb locals, appears to have excellent cocktails as well.
The food looks great. I had some apps, but they took over 45 minutes to get so kind of ruined my quick stop in Boston.
Cool place, worth spending time at.
chriso (447) London, England | October 14, 2009| Updated July 15, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Can only echo what others have said. Not the biggest tap list but that is not necessarily a bad thing as it should ensure a decent rotation. An excellent mix of local beers, good stuff from elsewhere in the US and high quality imports. Prices seemed a little higher than some other places I visited in the Boston area, but not outrageously so. Good cocktails too if you are into that. Friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff. Quite a small place with a rather Bohemian vibe. Standing room only mid evening on a Tuesday. So, although we intended to eat, we didnít as there was nowhere to sit down. My only real gripe (and a common one for me in US bars) was that the music was rather loud. So, whilst we were in quite a large group of people, many of whom I had not met before, I could only really speak to one person at a time. But the overall impression was extremely positive. Will go back. A subsequent visit late afternoon/early evening was much more enjoyable - plenty of banter with staff and customers in a significantly quieter environment.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | January 17, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Relatively small pub that sits about 50 to 75 inside and about 40 on the nice back patio. The decor is half trendy, half warm pub. Good selection with 28 taps and 1 cask when I was there. The tap lines are ĺ American micros. Some unusual tap only stuff like HeBrew Bourbon Barrel Messiah with Wild Yeast as well as great classic treats like Old Rasputin on nitro!! An interesting bottle list. When I was there they had Hel & Verdoemenis at $25 (almost the same price as in a store!), De la Senne Jambe-de-Bois (rare!) and a bunch of Ithaca, Nogne, Struise, etc. All in all both the tap list and the bottle list are worth a visit and Deep Ellum is now a must-go whenever Iím in Boston (with Sunset Grill and Cambridge Brewing). Iíll visit Deep Ellum even before Publick House Brookline. Plus it is only a short walk away from Sunset Grill. A must.
notalush (379) Denver, Colorado | January 1, 2008| Updated October 23, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice pub atmosphere inside - when I walked in and saw the indie-rock chick bartenders, and heard Joy Division on the stereo, it felt like home - well-selected taps, with a mix of imports and regionals (donít come looking for rare stuff from far-off states, but youíll find nothing but quality offerings) - the bottle list was well-selected, and well-priced (18 bucks for a 750 of Speedway Stout, at a bar!) - great people working, great vibe inside - what more could you ask for - yes, youíll find a more impressive selection at Sunset Grille down the block, but that place is so damn crowded, and busy, and obnoxious - trust me, youíd rather come down here and relax - you might not squeeze any new ratings in, but youíll have a nice time. (slightly personal note - itís right next door to a couple of decent vegetarian restaurants - not good, just decent.)
nbutler11 (316) Rota, Spain | July 21, 2013
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
I donít get it. Why would anyone want to stand in line for an hour with stroller-pushing families just to get into a noisy cramped space and wait for someone whoís clearly cooler than you to bring you beer that you could have at Sunset Grill? Because youíre a hipster. Thatís why.
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