The Publick House Brookline | Brookline, Massachusetts
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The Publick House Brookline
Excellent based on 71 ratings
Type: Bar

1648 Beacon St.
Brookline, Massachusetts United States 02445 [ print map ]
617 277 2880

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Hours: M-F 5pm-2am Sat-Sun 12pm-2am


Mayor: ClarkVV (4) | Taps: 35 | Bottles: 150


The Publick House Brookline

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Beer Available At The Publick House Brookline (arranged by most recent)
Verhaeghe Vichtenaar 96, Pretty Things Once Upon a Time 1955 Double Brown 75, Lost Abbey Spontaneous Cheer 99, Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme 100, Trillium Mettle 94, Trillium Dry Stack #3 , Mikkeller/Prairie American Style 96, Bear Republic Churchillís Pale 92, Stone Go To IPA 97, Trillium Pocket Pigeon , Pretty Things Jack DíOr 95, Trillium Pot & Kettle 90, Trillium Trillium 93, Trillium Valley Triticale Saison , Jackís Abby Kiwi Rising 99
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71 reviews for The Publick House Brookline
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  75%
 Selection  85%
 Food  78%
 Value  67%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  93%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lothore  (40) California | June 4, 2014
First I want to start off by saying on my trip to New York and Boston I hit up a lot of beer bars but this was far and away the best of the bunch. Immediately when you walk in you can tell these guys are all about the beer. An amazing amount of taps and bottled selection which can go from cheap (4.5 a pour for southern tier choklat (11 Percent and a lot of bang for the buck!)) to ridiculously expensive for more rare beers. The service was excellent. Our waitress served in the correct glassware and generally seemed very knowledgeable about beer. The food was out of this world. For 10 dollars I got a caesar salad the size of my head. I tried both of my friends dishes as well and would have to recommend the pumpkin ravioli to anyone planning on going there, it is absolutely indescribably amazing. Overall this is an excellent place thats all about appreciating beer and not about having big TVs tuned into sports games and drinking swill.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
aguinessaday  (10) Rakkestad, Norway | December 13, 2013
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Kamila  (10) Lincoln Park, New Jersey | July 29, 2013
This is an amazing place! Whenever Iím up in Massachusetts, I make it a point to stop at the Publick House. If you go on a weekend, itís always crowded and if youíre looking to sit down and have dinner, you will most likely be waiting. Nothing wrong with that when you can drink a great beer in the meantime. They always have a really great beer selection and Iíve never been disappointed by anything when I go here. The food is great (a little pricey, but really tasty) and the servers are super knowledgeable and will recommend food pairings. I would recommend this place to any beer lover.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1309) 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.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
swoopjones  (305) Buffalo, New York | January 24, 2013| Updated January 25, 2013
great spot, busy spot. lots of Belgians on one side & American Micros on the other; or so it seemed. Great attentive servers & bar staff. A bunch of struise on tap & was able to get my hands on some cage & corked Allagash 11.2 bottles. Great looking females at the bar too boot. Make it a stop if in Boston
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail  (811) Orange County, 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.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 20/20
garrisonp  (1) Brighton, Massachusetts | April 12, 2012
Love this place. It can be crowded but the atmosphere is amazing and the beer list is top notch
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz  (121) Brooklyn, New York | February 28, 2012
A beer temple for sure and deserves high ratings for its extensive selection of Belgians and others. It was my introduction to a great many beers and Belgianís in particular. If you sit at the bar the bartenders were always really knowledgeable and pro with the right amount of attitude. Unfortunately it gets crazy crowded with Brookline types to the point of being uncomfortable and the food is pretty terrible. Donít bother with the mussels or anything too difficult to cook. Itís not cheap either.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
ekiel  (10) , | February 5, 2012
Good food, great atmosphere, and great beer selection.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Chaseman  (18) Massachusetts | January 19, 2012
With only a handful of good, craft beer bars in the Boston area, The Publick House is a true gem. You are greeted by a very warm, cozy interior with nice, dim lighting. The bar is the focal point, as it should be, with Achouffe gnomes springing up everywhere. The bar is double sided, with the other side holding a smaller, more secluded dining area, which can sometimes be a little quieter than the main seating area. Dinner time on a weekend can be quite busy, so sometimes itís nice to go on an afternoon when you can find a seat at the bar and chat with the bartender. The beer selection is very solid, with Delirium and a few other Belgians perpetually on tap, with a dozen or so beers rotating every week. Had a Mikkeller Texas Ranger on tap one visit, and a Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast on another, which is quite rare for the area. Food is also very good. All in all, a great place and a new regular spot for me.

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