Sunset Grill & Tap | Allston, Massachusetts
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Sunset Grill & Tap
Excellent based on 111 ratings
Type: Bar

130 Brighton Ave.
Allston, Massachusetts United States 02134 [ print map ]
617 254 1331 | facebook | twitter | food menu

Hours: Open Monday - Saturday at 11:30, Sunday at 11 am.

Mayor: ClarkVV (5) | Affiliated user(s) here sunset | Taps: 113 | Bottles: 360

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Beer Available At Sunset Grill & Tap (arranged by most recent)
Pretty Things East Kent Saison , Jackís Abby Mom & Popís Pumpkin Crop Lager 87, Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale 96, Founders Harvest Ale 99, Dark Horse Scary Jesus Rockstar 90, Jackís Abby Red Tape Lager 81, Jackís Abby Copper Legend 84, Backlash Groundswell 60, Henniker Artisan Ale , Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA 97, Sierra Nevada Harvest Newly Developed Hop IPA 97, Berkshire Dunkel Weizen , Kentucky Old Fashioned Barrel Ale 62, Avery Perzik Saison 83, Anchor Argonaut Collection: Double Liberty IPA 89, Firestone Walker Bretta Weisse 97, White Birch Small Batch Ale Passion Fruit IPA , Hopsters Newtonian Double IPA , Hop Freshener Series: Lemon & Grassy 95, Evil Twin Fire Water 77
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111 reviews for Sunset Grill & Tap
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  71%
 Selection  91%
 Food  68%
 Value  75%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
ABUSEDGOAT  (57) California | August 14, 2005
Damn! Insane selection. A zillion things on tap. A wall of bottles. The three beers that have evaded me were not found there, but it didnít matter, I tried quite a few new and rare beers. There must be like 400 different beers to choose from. Pricing is moderate to high depending. Nothing is really cheap. Also after I asked for one beer the bartender gave me another ísimilarí one which was pretty weak. Damn. They also brought the wrong beer once but were quick to get the one I wanted without any fuss. Also, this place needs more seats. Overall this place owned.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | July 22, 2005| Updated April 2, 2006
I spent many an afternoon, evening, and night in this place on weekends during my Boston College years. Itís a few blocks away from the Harvard St. stop on the green B line on the T, so it is easily accessible without having to drive or take a cab. The food is decent bar food, but lets be honest, this place is all about the beer, and they do it up right. The multitude of taps makes this place a gold mine for beer lovers. You can even get your favorite brew served up in a yard or half yard. One of the best places in Boston to sit and sip a few brews.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
alemaker  (1) | July 7, 2005
Been here many times and I am always impressed by the selection. The food is good if you go deeper than the nachos. I recommend the stake tips. Service is okay at the tables but mostly college girls who would rather drink a Bud Lite than sample the many fine beers here. I have found more knowledge and better recommendations behind the bar. Over all the best in Boston for selection.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
KarmanGhia  (4) Tallahassee, Florida | June 26, 2005
This place has an amazing selection, but beware: if you bring your macro-loving girlfriend along, you pay the same for a Coors or a new rater. The nachos were worthwhile, the music not terribly annoying, and the atmosphere hip.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
BierBauch  (31) Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida | June 16, 2005| Updated June 30, 2011
This was my favorite place for beer when I lived in Boston. Over 400 varieties with almost a hundred on tap. Their pledge to fresh beer was commendable. They would tap a keg for 14 days and dump it afterwards empty or not. Food is pretty good for barfood. Great samplers for beer and yards as well. Boy do I miss Boston!!
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | April 11, 2005| Updated July 29, 2005
Enormous selection printed on a sheet format menu that changes every month. They have both the advantage and disadvatages of it.. For one, waiters may have a hard time to keep up with what’s on and what’s not. They didn’t charge me for a good 4oz of mead since it was the end of the bottle and the glass was supposed to be 5oz, this was a nice attention I found, but our waitress was certainly friendlier than most. Then the freshness seemed a concern for some of the products, both in bottles and on tap and the glassware is not the best. They seem to just happened to be well located and be in it for the money and safing on the trend rather than being truly beer dedicated if you can say. Californian feel, young crowd. Very good service. A very wothwhile experience still.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | April 4, 2005
You just cannot beat the selection, at least in the northeast; actually I think this is the largest selection Iíve seen anywhere in New England, New York, or the midwest, and we were sure as heck excited to see a Dark Star beer on cask first thing on the beer menu! Alas, it was out. Food and ambiance are, as noted, collegiate/divey at best. Cuvee van de Kaiser in a pint glass? Worth a stop for sure though, itís been quite a while since Iíve seen as many beers that I havenít had in one bar.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl  (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 4, 2005
Packed with a college crowd on a Saturday evening leaving the bathrooms somewhat messy. Friendly service with decent knowledge of what was available from the slightly out of date (month old) menu. Beer list is immense and initially almost overwhelming. With four beer geeks with over 1000 ratings each, we were still able to find several beers that none of us had tried before. Food servings were generous in size, though not spectacular - still the nachos will fill you up and allow you to stay for another round or two... Iíll definitely return here.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | March 30, 2005
Humongous selection of bottles and taps, takes forever to go through! AND we have to make a choice within this...such torture! ;) Service was very friendly and pretty knowledgeable of what was available. Food we ordered was very ordinary, so I probably wouldnít eat here the next time I go. Gouden Carolus Keizer and Cantillon Foufoune on tap just cannot disappoint. Even if there are duds in the tap line and bottle selection (as others have said), I would still come back here to see what they have. Youíre bound to find something very exciting!
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
beaconstreet  (31) Washington DC | October 18, 2004
Nachos are indeed wonderful here. Its a loud, busy restaurant, so not a place for a quiet, charming Boston night. The kegs are sometimes stale, and the beer just doesnít taste right. The waitresses also have no clue about what the beers are...once I asked more about a beerís style (because the menu is occaisionally enigmatical), and she said sheíd check with the bartender.... she came back saying, &quo;itís an Ale made in Maine&quo;. Well, I guess that was some help, but I could have read that on the menu. My advice... go to Sunset Cantina instead. Less taps, but same management, quality affordable food, and a more relaxed atmosphere.

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