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 (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)
Jackís Abby Red Tape Lager 78, Jackís Abby Copper Legend 87, 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 65, Avery Perzik Saison 84, Anchor Argonaut Collection: Double Liberty IPA 87, 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 79, Victory Moving Parts IPA - Batch 04 91, Proclamation Plattelander (2015-) , AleSmith Cream Ale 85, Clown Shoes Exorcism at Sunset , Weyerbacher Tarte Nouveau 63
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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 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  (189) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Jokes  (15) Chicago, Illinois | June 30, 2004
I stopped by for a quick lunch and it wasnít bad. I was able to try Weyerbacher Quad and Magic Hat Nail Biter Imperial Stout on tap, to go with slightly better than average quesadillas (I know, what was I doing ordering Mexican in Boston, but thatís neither here nor there). The selection was mildly impressive as they had a ton of offerings, but very few blew me away. It was nice to see a bunch of East Coast micros not available in the midwest. Both beers were served very cold in a tall, thin glass. While it wasnít my favorite place, I would go back if Iím in the area again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
POPPER  (2) BOSTON, Massachusetts | June 16, 2004
A beer drinkers paradise .lots of belgians, i.p.a.s,locals and interesting done by style and beers available in many sizes. tons of breweriana . Friendly staff that seems to have fun and make good suggestions of whats new on tap ,bottle and what to eat. Love the ribs,spinach dip,appetizers and every thing we had was good. overall a definite stop for hard to find beers.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Volgon  (10) Manchester, New Hampshire | January 25, 2004
I've only been there once, but I was impressed. Quick service, very knowledgeable staff and a huge selection of beer. You can get a samplier of any beer on tap for a reasonable price. The food was good, but to be honest I was so hungry when I got there I would have eaten white bread with ketchup on it. The 8 samples that were delivered to us all were in fine shape including the cask conditioned one. I'll be sure to go back the next time I'm the area.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 2/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 2/20
JAlstrom  (1) Boston, Massachusetts | January 13, 2004
With over 100 beers on tap and 400+ in the bottle you can't go wrong for selection but a great selection means nothing when half the beer is old and it is being poured in to soapy chipped glasses. Bottles are hit or miss as far as freshness and some of the tap selections are spotty. There is a no refund policy in effect ... so if they serve you a bad beer you are out of luck and they will charge you for it. The food tends to be over cooked with a heat lamp character to it. The service can be slow at times and well ... not accommodating if the problem of spoiled beer is served. I will never go back here until someone can prove me worng.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV  (98) Allston, Massachusetts | January 12, 2004| Updated November 7, 2007
Wow. What a place. The theme: Go Big or go home. So many beers, absolutely ridiculous categorization (I was speechless after reading the style notes and description for Sam Adams Triple Bock). The food is average, quite American and over-cheesed. Huge portions, good prices on most of the draft beers. Always crowded, but in a good way. Itís nice to get fresh beer on tap from some of the best breweries (Stone, DFH, etc. . ). Drink alot of beers and keep track on your card and you get your name on a bar stool. how about that. For as huge a place as this, the waitresses do try hard to be attentive. It is rather dirty (relatively speaking) with some issues with old beers, but I think this is offset by the sheer number they have.

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