The Publick House Brookline

Mayor: OldGrowth (1) | Taps: 35 | Bottles: 150
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
radarsock  (66) Massachusetts | March 17, 2017
One naggingly popular, stiflingly always-crowded beer bar whose building blandly rests about ten minutes northwest from the downtown area, situated in the Corey Farm neighborhood of Brookline. Go on week days and avoid the nights along with weekends entirely. Service is friendly and prompt, but without reliable intel as to what theyíll be tapping, the massive beer-happy hordes can be a bit much. Burgers were exceptionally juicy and delicious as were the crab cakes and turkey sandwiches I ordered on my second and third visits. Remarkably extensive tap list that wonderfully had featured precious Exhibit A IPAs, a brewery I hadnít seen much elsewhere. Habitually fresh Trillium is a major reason folks swoop in, including myself.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Sammy  (680) Toronto, Ontario | August 22, 2016
a recommended stop. to bostonís west. pleasant and major league. emphasing the best beers going about on the east coast, fresh and first choice.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk  (374) Washington D.C., Washington DC | May 5, 2016
Popped over here in time for last call on a layover in Boston a couple of months ago. Decent list with some Trilliums on draught - the main reason I came out here. The rest of their list was mostly run of the mill, with only one or two locals items of interest. Service decently friendly considering this is Boston. Much better than relatively nearby Deep Ellum, but wouldnít recommend you head out here from downtown if you are here for a short time. No flights.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
pabloscafe  (20) , | March 31, 2016
Very good beer, trillium on draught always a bonus. Good service, noisy and popular, one of the best bars in Boston, no doubt.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82  (129) , England | August 26, 2015
Awesome range of styles, great understanding of Belgium beers and Belgium food. Great service. Lovely range of hoppy IPAs on. Superb experience. Easily one of my favourite bars. Even has my favourite mustard from Belgium on the shelf . The detail is what counts and here they rock that. Hard.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
gdierksen  (4) Brookline, Massachusetts | June 19, 2015
Hands down my favorite beer bar in Boston. Iíve been here many times and the service is always helpful and welcoming. The bar is loosely split into domestic (main room) versus imports (Monkís Cell) but both can be had at either bar. The selection of Belgian beers in bottles is particularly good but drafts are mostly domestic (and MA local). The food is very good and pairs very well with whatís pouring. My singular complaint is that the drafts are not rotated as often as Iíd like, however I do visit on a weekly basis.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (1175) 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).
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee  (157) Bedford, New Hampshire | August 11, 2014
I stopped in here for the first time this past Saturday, my wife treated me for our anniversary, she rocks! Stoneish facade outside wooden tables with church pews at many locations inside. Bar prominently to the front left as you walk in with a vast open seating area at two levels. Quite busy considering how early we were eating but we were promptly seated and watered. Draft list somewhere around 40 deep with a nice bottle list albeit a bit pricy. 58 dollars for a bottle of Cascade Kriek for example. I settled into a late afternoon of trillium beers and was not disappointed. We had frites to start and they were quite good as were the dipping sauces, although oddly most of the fries were cut really short, were talking 1 to 2 inches long at most. I had mac and cheese and my wife had a chicken sandwich and we were both very pleased with our meals. Service was quite good I never felt thirsty or neglected. Pricing seemed about what I expect in the Boston area which means a bit more than at home. Great experience, If I were in the area there is no doubt I would would stop in here again.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Lothore  (75) 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.
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  • 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

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