The bar is a cross between German and Irish. So much about it makes me think Irish but then there is a ton of German stuff all over. The selection is pretty big with some staples and some nice regional choices. The service was great and even gave us samples of some of the things we had never heard of before so we got an idea what they were like. Best chowder I had in the city. Prices are pretty on. We went twice while in town.
busy service personnel that may have been shortstaffed, none the less good service. Good authentic German and American food and drinks priced well. Good selection of brews on tap mostly German with some bottles. I like the atmosphere tin roof style open bar/restaurant retro 1930’s.
If you love beer (so if you’re on this website) you gotta check this place out. Food was excellent, beer selection was great. I don’t even know how many draughts or bottles they had. Two pages of bottles, giant chalk board of draughts. We got a good waiter. I don’t know if you will too, but we sure did. Only down side was pints are at cheapest 6.50 for a good beer. Ouch. Ranging up into over 10 bucks for some pints. Not the kind of place to do some heavy drinking, but the food and selection make it worth it.
The interior is excellent, very old school with a fair bit of room. Can’t speak to food as I haven’t had any, but their selection is not bad, with everything from some European favorites (Aventinus) to West Coast selections (Bear Republic).
Overall, not a must see destination, but if you’re in the neighborhood you’ll get a much better beer here than you will elsewhere.
A beautiful and huge old school type of place, very 1920s look, wiith lots of roundtable, a super cheap snack menu (1.95$) from 11h30 AM till 5 PM. A nice and bottle selection shown on a huge blackboard, and nice and friendly service. Nice upscale pub menu...I will go back! 5$ pints, 2$ entrees, wow!
chriso (720) London, England | July 14, 2010| Updated February 25, 2014
Old fashioned and historic German place. Traditional German nosh. The beer range is more eclectic with a few US craft beers - Dogfish Head 60/90 Minute available both times we visited. I assume the house beers are Harpoon rebadges. Pleasant atmosphere. Not much bar seating. Worth a visit for the traditional feel but not really a beer destination. That said, the range was wider than most German restaurants I’ve been to so mustn’t grumble.
We went there last night and had a real good time. Had some good beers at the bar with friendly, knowledgable, helpful bartenders and a guy sitting next to us. Food was very good and reasonably priced, although we had to get 5 soft pretzels if we wanted any. It’s German beer hall atmosphere and nicely done. Bar area was busy and much smaller than the dining area which was vacant. I’d sure go again!
Nice place close to downtown Boston. Older place, and the inside and outside both show it, but in a very appealing manner. Food is great, beer is as well. Have a few local-only brews (including the house brew) as well as some regionals and macros. Great place for seasonals. Moderately inexpensive compared to most Boston bars/restaurants, yet it isn’t a dive either. Would reccommend to anyone, in fact, I already have.
Beese (71) Watford, England | July 3, 2008| Updated September 5, 2008
I’d read some good things about this place, but I wasn’t all that impressed with it, on the whole. I found it to be a little dank and quite lifeless, although it was very busy (probably too busy for my liking). The service was a little slow and the food wasn’t all that good, not awful, but somewhat over-priced. The beer selection was good, but not huge... in fairness it catered more for European brews rather than American ones (which isn’t really what I came to America to taste). Their own Jake’s Dark was fairly good and I had a couple of other nice brews, but it proved too pricey to drink all night in the place.