Great selection of pub food - think burgers, sandwiches, and a few specials e.g. swordfish.
Drinks range from cocktails to a big (20+) rotating tap list. Not a lot of rare stuff but it’s alright.
It’s other branch, the Sunset Bar & Grille, is smaller with better taps and even 4oz pours of Sam Adams Utopias for $22.
Prices are pretty standard as food and beer goes. but the sunday brunch has a pretty all you can eat menu of some Tex-Mex fair.
Restaurant/bar near BU. Decent selection, though they used to be known more for margaritas. Food is solid. For beer, you are much better off at the Sunset Bar and Grille though. It’s not that far away and worth the extra trip.
Can’t believe I haven’t rated this yet! Parking isn’t the best, but that’s to be expected for Boston. Selection is pretty decent for beer, and the food is average. Service was pleasant and kept up with our needs. Even though this is cleaner than the original Sunset, I think that I’ll stick to driving out there for the selection.
Sunset Grill’s sister restaurant. The menu is technically different, but with lots of the same or very similar items, and the same overall feel. The decor is pretty much exactly the same. The place is in better shape, since it’s newer (with a brand new addition), but it’s probably a matter of time before it finds the same state of disrepair as the original. The beer is given the same lack of respect as the Grill, but there’s less of it. They do have a huge selection of tequilas, if you’re into that. Since it’s on BU’s campus, the clientele is even younger and less beer interested than the Grill, which also isn’t a good thing. I recommend you avoid the Grill, and this has less going for it than the Grill.
The little brother of Sunset Grille. Same kind of thing except for less of it. Much smaller selection than at the Grille and a beer person might find that he or she had either already had all the beers they have available on that day or that all the beers are mediocre at best. The food is all tex-mex and will likely make you quite sick. The ambiance is ok, with a whole lot of tacky decorations (which some of my friends hate, but I don’t mind).
Rodenbach served in tulip that completely killed its head. Kind of expensive at 8 for 13oz. The shipyard notch session tasted like the line was dirty, which was too bad because I was interested in this beer. The chili was not quite warm enough and a little on the sweet side. Service was good at 2pm on a Sunday. Bar was comfortable and overall ambiance was okay but I’ve seen it full of BU kids and it’s way worse. Nice to have a bar with a decent selection close to my house but it’s hit or miss on if the beer will be enjoyable as served.
A short bike ride (medium about 20 minutes walk) from the mother place Sunset Grill. A smaller version of Sunset Grill. Similar in spirit, style, food and everything. Just smaller. “only” about 40 taps with a limited bottle list. Despite the “limited” tap-list I found that the beer were carefully selected. Very few big beer but still a few nice brews that you cannot find everywhere. Food menu is similar to Sunset Grill. Affordable varied greasy pub food. Full kitchen until 1am (nice!). Décor is a bit similar to Sunset Grill but with more fluorescent signs and also with louder pop music. On the plus side there is a very small patio in the front (something Sunset Grill doesn’t have) but it fits only 12 people or so.
Very convenient to the Paradise and BU arena if you are in-town for a show or game. Large bar and plenty of seating. Rather random placement of the waiter/ess station makes getting to the head a confusing adventure. Table service is usually fast, but you may have to wait a while at the bar to get the bartender’s attention. While not as extensive a selection as the Sunset Grille down the street, the Cantina still has 35+ taps and many bottles available. There is usually at least one rare beer on-tap at any given time. Food is standard pub fare - they steam their burgers if you are interested in trying something a little different.