Sunset Cantina | Boston, Massachusetts
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Sunset Cantina
Exceptional based on 17 ratings
Type: Restaurant

916 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts United States 02215 [ print map ]
617 731 8646

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Hours: M-F 1130-2am, Sa 1130-100am, Su 11-2am.


Mayor: Scrapersnbeer (2) | Taps: about 30 | Bottles: many


Sunset Cantina

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Beer Available At Sunset Cantina (arranged by most recent)
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA 98, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale 59, Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin 89, Chimay Rouge (Red) / Première 99
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17 reviews for Sunset Cantina
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  62%
 Selection  73%
 Food  63%
 Value  61%
 Overall  66%
 Rating  73%
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86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb  (62) Marblehead, Massachusetts | June 25, 2009
Very convenient to the Paradise and BU arena if you are in-town for a show or game. Large bar and plenty of seating. Rather random placement of the waiter/ess station makes getting to the head a confusing adventure. Table service is usually fast, but you may have to wait a while at the bar to get the bartender’s attention. While not as extensive a selection as the Sunset Grille down the street, the Cantina still has 35+ taps and many bottles available. There is usually at least one rare beer on-tap at any given time. Food is standard pub fare - they steam their burgers if you are interested in trying something a little different.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
beaconstreet  (31) Washington DC | October 19, 2004
Lots of taps here, rotated on a weekly basis. Always a surprise what you’ll see on the menu. Less taps than Sunset Grill, yes, but I never had a problem with Cantina’s beers not being fresh. They offer samplers of whatever you’d like on tap in sets of four. Again, the nachos are excellent for the money, and tasty, as are just about all the American - style foods here. Extensive burger selection. Extensive tequila selection. A solid representation of New England beers. A more relaxed place than Grill, and closer to main parts of Boston. MBTA Green Line B to St. Paul’s Street takes you to its doorstep. On a more quiet part of BU campus.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
BitchesBrew  (48) Fort Collins, Colorado | November 16, 2005| Updated September 24, 2006
A chilled out version of the Grill, with a smaller selection of taps. A nice place, with good service and a pretty good selection. Food is good, but nothing too amazing.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
SuIIy  (53) Burlington, Vermont | April 13, 2012
Plenty of taps and a quality selection. Lots of size options for those wanting a good sampling. Prices seem on par with the area. Lots of local offerings which I find spectacular.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Beese  (50) Watford, England | July 4, 2008| Updated September 5, 2008
Quite a cool place to try some beers, they definitely have an extensive list with some nice choices, there was more than enough to tide me over. Some nice decor on the walls, although more of a ’not-so-fancy’ restaurant vibe to it than a bar one. The service was acceptable, not very fast, but I just learned to order my beers in advance. You can buy a selection of four taster glasses (I think they were 8oz), which I liked as it meant I could try far more beers. Worth going to even though it is a bit out of the way.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
AMN  (10) Dublin, Pennsylvania | September 28, 2007
When it’s not too crowded, this is a good choice to bring out-of-town visitors. The food is fairly priced and the portions are filling. Sometimes the service is slow, but no worse than other restaurants. Contrary to previous reviewers, I usually get the proper glassware.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork  (154) , New Jersey | May 11, 2014
Restaurant/bar near BU. Decent selection, though they used to be known more for margaritas. Food is solid. For beer, you are much better off at the Sunset Bar and Grille though. It’s not that far away and worth the extra trip.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | January 17, 2010
A short bike ride (medium about 20 minutes walk) from the mother place Sunset Grill. A smaller version of Sunset Grill. Similar in spirit, style, food and everything. Just smaller. “only” about 40 taps with a limited bottle list. Despite the “limited” tap-list I found that the beer were carefully selected. Very few big beer but still a few nice brews that you cannot find everywhere. Food menu is similar to Sunset Grill. Affordable varied greasy pub food. Full kitchen until 1am (nice!). Décor is a bit similar to Sunset Grill but with more fluorescent signs and also with louder pop music. On the plus side there is a very small patio in the front (something Sunset Grill doesn’t have) but it fits only 12 people or so.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
adamj83  (3) Massachusetts | August 16, 2007
Not much of a bar atmosphere. The decor on the walls is cool to look at. The food is ok, typical restaurant grub with wacky names.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
jjhayesd  (1) Brookline, Massachusetts | May 9, 2010
Rodenbach served in tulip that completely killed its head. Kind of expensive at 8 for 13oz. The shipyard notch session tasted like the line was dirty, which was too bad because I was interested in this beer. The chili was not quite warm enough and a little on the sweet side. Service was good at 2pm on a Sunday. Bar was comfortable and overall ambiance was okay but I’ve seen it full of BU kids and it’s way worse. Nice to have a bar with a decent selection close to my house but it’s hit or miss on if the beer will be enjoyable as served.

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