United States > Massachusetts > Boston
smcolw (12) Boston, Massachusetts | March 22, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is my go-to place in Boston. I always seek to try something new and the Lower Depths usually has at three brews Iíve never tried before. The taps are rotated regularly.
The food is pretty good for bar fare. I do recommend the hot dogs where you get to "pimp your toppings". It is inexpensive with great variety of toppings to choose.
Kavu (54) Helsinki, Finland | December 5, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Itís a bit off, but not a long walk away. Itís always a bit of a turn off when the bar forces you to drink big portions and isntí willing to serve half pints, but thatís the only complaint really. Great selection, friendly staff, decent atmosphere. Worth the walk.
Cybercat (216) Georgia | June 30, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Seedy atmosphere is like a proper dive bar. Good selection of beer, emphasis on crafts as opposed to industrials. Music is a bit loud, but not so as to make conversation impossible. Lady behind the bar is efficient and alert, makes you feel welcome. Stools at the bar are padded but still not too comfy. Tables are available as well. Food is good, tasty and reasonably priced. Worth a visit if youíre in the Boston area, or visiting for a few days.
dinkle50 (77) Chicago, Illinois | August 25, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty solid beer bar in the Back Bay. Large bottle list and very local tap list. Didnít get any food, but lots of folks around us were eating. Pretty decent service. Loud music though.
mkgrenwel (113) North Shore, Massachusetts | November 16, 2011
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty average place. One positive is a pretty good tap lineup. Locally focused, as others have said. The place is crowded, but not in a good way. The $1 hot dog is indicative of their ironic approach to food. The service seems a little smarmy. Itís an OK stop if youíre in the area, but Bukowski does the same thing and does it better, and is only a few blocks away.
rosenbergh (520) Tampere, Finland | July 24, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
16 taps. Mostly American drafts. Lots of bottles. Good Service. Small patio. Half full on Sunday evening (8 pm). Nice place.
EHouse (20) Boston, Massachusetts | April 28, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Beer selection - fine, atmosphere - fine, service - ehh, $1 hot dogs - Awesome!!!
yemenmocha (66) Glendale, Arizona | October 7, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Probably one of my favorite beer bars while in Boston.
Daytime visit was great on a rainy day with the entire bar to myself. The garrulous bartender was helpful with samples, though it wasnít hard to opt for the Founders Breakfast Stout.
Draft selection had mostly regional craft beers with a few quality imports. Bottle selection was very good but not excellent.
Location is convenient right off the green line and is a cool underground spot near the India Quality restaurant. Great for daytime drinking but I would reconsider for evening and/or game nights, given the proximity to Fenway.
jbuzz (41) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | April 29, 2008
46 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
I was here a few years ago. It was a very cool place. The staff wasnít the nicest but the feel of the place made up for it.
notalush (374) Denver, Colorado | August 6, 2007
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Medium-sized basement bar right down the street from Wine Gallery - typical, low-light, loud music lounge kind of place - taps seem to focus on local stuff (harpoon, bbc, the tap), plus PBR for some reason - bottles consist of solid, though very readily availabe stuff (some DFH, Smuttynose, etc.) - friendly and cheerful staff - cash only, but they have an ATM right outside the front entrance - it seems like a place for well-off people in their early 30s to hang out and drink PBR (but in a totally ironic way, man) - as a beer bar itís okay if you live within walking distance, but I probably wouldnít even hop on the T for this.
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