The Lower Depths | Boston, Massachusetts
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The Lower Depths
Exceptional based on 9 ratings
Type: Bar

476 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, Massachusetts United States 02215 [ print map ]
617 266 6662

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Hours: 11:30AM-1:00AM


Mayor: coolpop (1) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 90


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Beer Available At The Lower Depths (arranged by most recent)
Mayflower IPA 86, Cape Ann Fishermanís Honey Pilsner , Blue Hills Black Hops 47, Bantam Wunderkind 62, Harpoon IPA with Chili Peppers , Mayflower Autumn Wheat Ale 78
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9 reviews for The Lower Depths
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  69%
 Selection  70%
 Food  60%
 Value  76%
 Overall  69%
 Rating  73%


74
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat  (200) Georgia | June 30, 2014
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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50  (77) Chicago, Illinois | August 25, 2013
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.
50
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
mkgrenwel  (110) Cambridge, Massachusetts | November 16, 2011
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.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh  (446) Tampere, Finland | July 24, 2011
16 taps. Mostly American drafts. Lots of bottles. Good Service. Small patio. Half full on Sunday evening (8 pm). Nice place.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
EHouse  (20) Boston, Massachusetts | April 28, 2011
Beer selection - fine, atmosphere - fine, service - ehh, $1 hot dogs - Awesome!!!
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
yemenmocha  (66) Glendale, Arizona | October 7, 2009
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.
46
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 9/20
jbuzz  (35) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | April 29, 2008
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.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
notalush  (330) Denver, Colorado | August 6, 2007
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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
johnnysuede  (4) Boston, Massachusetts | July 20, 2007
I love the Depths, itís my new favorite bar. They call their mug club "The Rack Pack": Once you drink all 106 beers on the checklist (within 6 months), you gain membership in the form of an inhouse mug engraved with the name of your preferred lowlife. The food is good, the servers remember your name, and the patio makes for a nice smokersí lounge.

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