Armsby Abbey | Worcester, Massachusetts
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Armsby Abbey
World Class based on 44 ratings
Type: Bar

144 North Main Street
Worcester, Massachusetts United States 01608 [ print map ]
508 795 1012 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Mon to Thu 1130am to 12am, Fri 1130am to 2am, Sat 10am to 12am, Sun 10am to 12am

Mayor: AirForceHops (2) | Taps: 21 | Bottles: 120

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Beer Available At Armsby Abbey (arranged by most recent)
Chris Banker / Insurgente / Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout 100, High Horse Satisfaction IPA , Lost Abbey Devotion 93, Cantillon Cuvée Florian 100, Cantillon Cuvée des Champions 100, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio) 99, Firestone Walker Agrestic 98, Hill Farmstead / Kissmeyer / Cambridge Nordic Saison 99, Allagash Helles Brau Lager , High Horse The Business , Trillium Fort Point Pale Ale 100, Jack’s Abby Hopstitution XPL #5 BAM! 89, Allagash Session Brett Ale 98, Blatant IPA 81, Port Brewing Santas Little Helper - Bourbon Barrel 98, Victory Braumeister Pils 95, Bayerischer Bahnhof Pineus Gose 95, Blatant Imperial Stout 63, Cambridge Spring Training IPA 64
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44 reviews for Armsby Abbey
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  84%
 Selection  89%
 Food  85%
 Value  70%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops  (141) Epping, New Hampshire | September 23, 2014
My first trip to Armsby was Zwanze Day 2014, it will not be my last. The service was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the beer and what they have in bottle and draft. The food was real pricey based on the potion. ($15.00 for seven Jerk Chicken Wings) So, I would eat before stopping back here but because of the awesome draft list and friendly service, there is a REAL good chance I will return here. Keep in mind I was here for an event so I would love to see what this place looks like on a standard Saturday afternoon.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (674) London, England | September 17, 2014
Great spot overall. They have a solid range of taps with great variety; my only complaint would be that the selection of local breweries was limited to around five beers, but I think the quality and quantity of MA breweries warrants a higher allocation than that. Prices are decent. The food is excellent, and this place obviously pays very close attention to where they are sourcing their ingredients. The place itself is very clean and well laid out. The staff is courteous and efficient. This place certainly elevates beer restaurant/bar to the next level. Highly recommended.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL  (256) Montréal, Quebec | March 17, 2014
Établissement visité le dimanche 2 mars vers 10h30. Ambiance: Décoration en brique et bois. Musique jazz en sourdine. Service: Sympathique et serviable. Sélection: 22 fûts au menu. Nourriture: Menu brunch, crêpe aux patates douces et bacon. (238e rating d’établissement)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel  (113) North Shore, Massachusetts | February 25, 2014
Pretty cool place. It would get noticed anywhere, but definitely gets bonus points for being one of the few good places in and around Worcester. Very dark inside and a bit sparse. Feels a good bit like Lord Hobo in Cambridge. Serious tap list, knowledgeable staff.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
blipp  (145) Newark, New Jersey | January 11, 2014
Visited on a weekend before going to a Phish show at the Centrum/DCU Center. Rolled in at around noon and the place was already packed with the young urban professional Phish fans that still like to re-live their college hippie years and pretend they’re still cool. Side note: I am also one of those people. It’s tough for me to judge the average vibe of the place; when I was there it was packed, but friendly. The bartenders were busting their asses, but getting beers out efficiently, friendly, and more than happy to offer suggestions or have a quick chat about what was on tap. About 20 taps available, which included some awesome regional selections from Tree House and Jack’s Abbey, as well as some more common offerings that you’ll see all over the northeast. They seem to be the only game in town, so if you find yourself in Worcester this is the place to get a good beer.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (840) London, England | January 5, 2014
A great bar-cum-restaurant in the centre of town. It was very busy when we were there and we were lucky to get a table but I can see why it’s popular - it has a very good beer list, good food and a nice atmosphere. (Visited 10 November 2012).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
OldGrowth  (183) the Containment Area, North Carolina | December 9, 2013
Great addition to the Worcester beer scene. This place opened shortly after I moved away. Nice place, kind of dark inside, little industrial, but pleasant color wood scheme, . Looks like 15 or so people could sit bar. Narrow table and then the dining area. Also a room in the back section that wasn’t there the first time I went here. Service has been good, but I’ve never been there when it’s been crowded. Sat at bar twice and table this last visit. Help has been good. Friendly, polite, beer knowledgable. Solid selection. Mix of American craft and Belgian. Food has been darn good . This last trip I had pork belly carbonara. Using pork belly as the noodles. Lots of season vegetables. Locally sourced stuff. Not a bargain place, could be thought of a tad high in price, but I feel like you get quality products here. I like it and would recommend if you are I the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
jmikolich  (112) North Ridgeville, Ohio | October 30, 2013
Solid place in wooster (wuh-ster) mass, parking is a bit of a struggle which is always a frustration to me, I tried to stop here the week before but was shut out due to a pearl jam concert, bartender was friendly and pointed out the giant chalkboard of drafts, pricing is a touch high but not unreasonable, bottle selection is tough to rival but INSANELY expensive (75 to 80 dollars for 750’s of Cantillon St. Lamvinus) but I guess some people will pay, My food was okay, I had the grilled cheese with sliced apples, it was well made, but a bit lacking in the filling department. I really enjoyed that there is only 1 TV on the far side of the bar, keeps it cozy and inviting. Would definitely go back once the taps had time to rotate.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101  (216) Quebec | October 11, 2013
Nice place, easy to find and with enough parking nearby. Ambiance is good, but it was loud even if not too crowded. Very good service, friendly and helpful. Selection is pretty good with a lot of great breweries (Jack’s Abby, Tree House, Hill Farmstead). Food was really good (cheese plate and something else that I don’t remember - but it was good!). Price are on the high side, but not unreasonable. This is a must visit when in the area and it’s worth a trip just to go there. I will definitely come back.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
reggiedunlop  (164) The dub c, Pennsylvania | September 2, 2013
really cool place...very good and friendly service, awesome food, and really nice beer selection. prices are a bit on the high side but they have some nice selections and the food will not disappoint. My bartender wascute as hell which is always a plus...but i couldnt get her to give me a Tree House glass. I’ll visit again if Im near Worcester.

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