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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 (949) 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.
jtclockwork (262) , New Jersey | May 18, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Hipster bar. Small but solid tap selection including one from Trillium I didnít see elsewhere. Food was solid/artisanal.
Ernesto987 (104) Arizona | August 4, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 16/20
Good place great outside deck, tons of European beers of many different styles, a bit pricey though
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.
williamstome (57) Somerville, Massachusetts | July 9, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
for a beer bar not that many taps, but all excellent. Good bar!
AirForceHops (157) Epping, New Hampshire | May 28, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in for brunch on a Sunday afternoon. The bartenders and staff for friendly and jovial even with the place at full capacity. The breakfest sandwich I ordered was tasty and my buddy enjoy his burger. The draft list was pretty solid and had a few rarties. With Sunset Grill right down the road, it maybe hard for me to stop back here but it is in the relm of possiablity.
MaBeer1972 (88) Taunton, Massachusetts | May 12, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped here after Sunset. Completely different vibe. Smallish inside - Great place to hang out, much more limited beer selection, but very well though out. Knowledgeable staff, correct glassware. Did not eat here though.
radarsock (58) Massachusetts | March 6, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited last weekend while I was in the area. Right away I knew this is the kind of bar thatís constantly packed and cramped like a tin box of sardines: there was a line to the front door because of the limited seats available; I could smell everyoneís body odor inches from my face. Just like finding the perfect parking spot, I leapt to the nearest stool as soon as one of the full customers had left the bar. Tap list was extensive and moderately priced. I will have to say, however, that the food here was reasonably sized, but not necessarily as big as I thought it shouldíve been. Itís probably no surprise, as is often the case, that I simply didnít enjoy it all that much. I ordered an "everything" burger, which had cost me nearly $13. I could have destroyed the Happy Menu with that kind of money. It was one burger on a large bun and fries. Yawn. The bartenders here were the real stars; obviously great service and enjoyable taps means Iíll likely be back, Iíll just skip the food.
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