The Publick House Brookline

Mayor: ClarkVV (5) | Taps: 35 | Bottles: 150
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (2360) Washington, Washington DC | December 10, 2008
Best selection of any of the Boston pubs I’ve visited. Very knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff, took time to chat about beer despite being very busy. Heavy emphasis on food, which was very tasty. Nice rotating stock. I will definitely go out of my way to get to this place whenever I’m in Boston.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1516) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 10, 2013
Stopped by the infamous Pubklick House on Saturday night after EBF Session 1 with a friend. Took the subway over to Brookline and walked a block to the bar. Very nice, clean, and relatively quiet place. Iím still confused what the differences between the 2 rooms are. The one room had more bottles and nicer glassware but if Iím not mistaken you can get anything from either bar.

In any case they had a very impressive bottle list but it dawned on me that we are very spoiled in CA. I only saw 1 or 2 bottles on the entire list (of at least a couple hundred) that I hadnít tried before. Of the dozen or so taps there was only 1 new one to either of us and that was the Southern Tier Gemini, which they ran out of just before we got there. I took a glass of Southern Tier Cuvee 2 and my friend got a glass of Mojo Risin. Both good beers in their own right but it had been a long couple of days of sampling beers so we were pretty burned out on beer. I mean we sampled 85 different beers in 48 hours at that point. We each got half way through our glasses and left them on the bar to get back to the hotel and get some sleep.

Good service and atmostphere. The lights were turned way down and the dark stain used on all the wood in the bar gave the place a certain feel. The food looked good but it was kind of ritzy, ie small servings and presentation being more important than filling you up. Not my style, I want a nice juicy steak and a potatoe, or something else but Iím all about enjoying the flavor and really could care less about presentation. Its really a moot point because I didnít order any food.

Iíll go back some year during EBF again.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
brokensail  (1275) Dublin, California | August 15, 2012
Bar is split into two sides, both are really crowded. Good selection of beers, particularly imports. Had a Tilquin Gueuze and a couple other beers that we donít get out here in California. Prices on the high side, and service was good considering how busy it was. The vibe was more of just your typical bar than what Iím used to with a beer bar.
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (1107) London, England | April 20, 2015
A popular neighbourhood bar with homely food and an emphasis on Belgian and Belgian style beers. Iíve visited when itís been packed to the gills with hardly anywhere to perch but the last time it was on a cold Sunday at brunch time when it was fairly quiet with just a few families eating there. The brunch was very good and the beer list is always good too, with plenty of choice. (Last visited 28 October 2012).
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | April 11, 2005
Excellent feel to the place, but too packed for me to enjoy the atmosphere all that much (saturday night though). Very dedicated owners obviously, lots of events, excellent selection, but I fear anyone with a thousand ratings and a love for belgians will likely not find much that has not been tried except on special events. Iíd definitely hit the place as a neighborhood bar or to have a glass or a few of something I liked if I was a local... Iíd love to be a local..This place sweats beer passion
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
rosenbergh  (637) Tampere, Finland | July 24, 2011
Impressive selection of Belgian brews. 30 taps. Lots of bottles as well. Draft lists on bar. Crowded on Saturday night. Still great service. Koff Porter on tap ($8.00/11 oz).
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | March 30, 2005| Updated February 13, 2006
Very good bottle selection and enticing tap selection as well. Allagash Tripel on tap cannot disappoint...AND they had tons of other Belgian bottles for those who like me cannot get enough Belgian masterpieces. The place is very crowded on Saturday evenings, standing room only, but this second time around we were able to get a bottle just before the kitchen closed. Most of the bottles on the menu can be bought at the best regional bottle stores, so no huge discoveries here, if I can allow a slight disappointment. But overall, this a superb beer bar the likes of which Iíd love to have in my city.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | July 17, 2007
Small-medium size pub, sits 50 or so. Lots of people standing up on a busy night. Selection is over 20 taps and a long list of bottles. May not be as impressive as the 100+ taps of the Sunset Grill that is half an hour away walking distance. But I donít drink 100 pints a night. 4 or 5 great pints and Iím all set. This pub delivers, Founders Breakfast Stout, Chouffe Houblon, etc. I really like the cosy neo-gothic ambiance. We were there on a Friday and Saturday night. The place was packed both nights but the staff still offered a good service. The crowd is late 20s to late 30s, half ďtrendy-coolĒ, half ďreal-coolĒ. The crowd is not all beer-geeks. The pub seems to also be a cool place to hang-out in the neighbourhood. The people were more well-groomed than what Iím used to seeing in brewpubs/beer bars and Iíd even go as far as to say that the place and crowd had a little meet-market feel to it. My favourite place in the Boston metropolitan area.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
notalush  (388) Denver, Colorado | March 2, 2007
Very small and crouded (we were here on a Friday night), but quite cozy inside (very "local pub" feel) - there wasnít anything I havenít had before on tap, but the selection was still nice (two brotherís hop juice, smuttynose imperial stout, etc.) - the relatively small tap selection seems to ensure that all the beer tastes quite fresh - awesome selection of glassware - extensive belgian bottle selection - friendly and attentive staff - this place is really nice.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork  (380) , New Jersey | May 19, 2010| Updated May 29, 2010
Great little bar in Brookline. Itís small and it gets crowded at times, especially for games. Still, they have a good number of taps and bottles.

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