United States > Massachusetts > Allston
kiefdog (120) Tampa, Florida | August 31, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer bar in the Boston area and definitely worth a stop when you are in the area. Much nicer and newer than other beer bars with an impressive selection of american craft and imported offerings on tap and in the bottle. Reminded us of the Oldsmar Tap House in Tampa, FL, another highly rated beer bar. Draft offerings included German smokebeer, Victory, Allagash, Unibroue, Mayflower, Avery, DFH (120 minute on tap?!?), La Rulles, Affligem, North Coast and many others. Bottle selection was also impressive. Did not eat on this trip, but the food looked good.
Beese (64) Watford, England | July 4, 2008| Updated September 5, 2008
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
This place probably wasnít quite as good as I thought it was going to be, well it didnít live up to the hype I built up in my head. However I still thought it was definitely worth the visit. Quite early afternoon when I went in, just a couple of punters in there, the beer list wasnít extensive, but they had some top quality brews on there, although it wasnít so perfect from my point of view as the list seemed more geared towards European imports, which being a European out to try some US beers wasnít quite what I was hoping for. A bit pricey for me to have too many beers in there, bit of a shame that they donít sell the beers in smaller measurements, it limited the amount of beers I was able to try. Still worth checking out though.
mkgrenwel (113) North Shore, Massachusetts | January 2, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Very cool beer bar. This is my kind of place. Selection is definitely about quality over quantity. The food is good enough that Iíd go there to eat even without the beer selection, which I wouldnít say of many beer places at all. The waitstaff and clientele are tattoed hipsters that actually seem to be into good beer. They can be very cool and friendly, unless youíre trying to order a Bud Light. I give another strong vote for Deep Ellum over Sunset.
notalush (374) 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.)
Dickinsonbeer (31) Hoboken, New Jersey | November 4, 2007
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Clark is right. Max, the owner and bartender is a really nice dude who knows good beer. Willblake, Bstill and I went in there and loved the selection and food. It is only a few blocks from Sunset Grille, so it is definitely worth going to both- and Id actually come back to Deep Ellum before Sunset. Good location, very clean and new, long bar and ample seating for getting some food. 20 regular taps, 2 nitros for stouts, and 1 cask. Not a bad beer among the entire lineup. Everything on tap is something that I would have drank. A good portion of the taps are locals like haverhill, cisco, berkshire, and a few others. Food was very well made, and not expensive at all. Bottle selection was really good too, but we were too busy trying a bunch of beers on tap. Awesome place- recommended to anyone travelling in Boston.
ClarkVV (91) Allston, Massachusetts | October 18, 2007| Updated November 7, 2007
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Awesome place. One of the friendliest bartenders (also a co-owner) Iíve met. Food looks great, though I had none. Will be back to try it. Fantastic beer and cocktail menu. Lots of great German stuff.
rmalloy (2) los angeles, California | July 13, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Very good, highly recommended.
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