Sunset Grill & Tap | Allston, Massachusetts
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Sunset Grill & Tap
Excellent based on 107 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 (3) | Affiliated user(s) here sunset | Taps: 113 | Bottles: 360

Sunset Grill & Tap

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Beer Available At Sunset Grill & Tap (arranged by most recent)
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee 100, Stone Smoked Porter - Chocolate & Orange Peel 67, Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 99, Left Hand Widdershins 92, Evil Genius I Love Lamp 32, Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA 99, Courage Russian Imperial Stout (2011+) 99, Jackís Abby Hoponius Union 98, Harpoon Gingerbread Dunkelweisse 46, Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Creme Brulee Stout 98, Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine 98, Port Brewing Mongo IPA 99,

Previously Available
Pretty Things Fringe , Bear Republic Crazy Ivan 92, Mendocino Seasonal Black IPA 82, Green Flash Grand Cru 96, Stoudts Smooth Hoperator 95, Allagash / Maine Beer / Rising Tide Prince Tuesday 97, Evil Genius Hop King 61, Evil Genius Forsaken 19
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107 reviews for Sunset Grill & Tap
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  71%
 Selection  92%
 Food  68%
 Value  75%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
GeniusGirl  (3) Boston, Massachusetts | October 9, 2004
You just have to love the amazing selection. The servers are great about putting together samplers. The food is a little pricey but the portons are hue so splitting a meal is no problem. Fun times all around.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth  (183) the Containment Area, North Carolina | September 1, 2004| Updated November 25, 2013
I went to here for more than a decade when I worked in the area. My name is on the Hall of Foam downstairs. So Iím biased. Its a fun place. College crowd mixed with beer people. Sit at the bar for better service. Raspberry mayo shark sticks are a good appetizer choice, Burgers and daily specials are a good choice.
marcusm  (8) Remich, Luxembourg | July 18, 2004
When we visited this bar I was absolutely astounded by the beer range. they have 112 taps for draft beers, and as far as I am concerned, they will be all on top form, as we tried - extensively! on our visit, and all were exemplary. I have no qualms about this being one of the worlds best beer bars for choice, and quality. I have not rated the food although the menu looked good, but we did not order, we were taking our bread in liquid form that day. I should also mention the beer shop around the corner called Martys, wow what a range, if you go to the Sunset, go there - out of the bar turn left, left at junction, then 150 yds on right corner.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
alebrewer  (15) Mentor, Ohio | July 7, 2004
Fantastic bar. I caught it in the middle of a mass pub crawl and the bartenders still were able to keep up. Fantastic selection, all quality drafts in great condition. More than worth the $50 in cab fare I spent to get there & back! The Lindemans Framboise and DFH 120 were in stellar condition. Food was OK, but youíre not going there for the food.

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