I feel like I’ve just stepped into Miami here! Just kidding. Nice enough beer selection but nothing I got overly giddy about. Perhaps with distribution these days and with so many great beer bars out there I felt underwhelmed with my visit. It definitely has that booze barn vibe and I’d come back another time for a feed and get my drink on. Or maybe not. Nice mead selection though, assuming they were all in stock. Fun spot that warrants a visit anyway.
A popular neighbourhood bar (quite close to Deep Ellum) with a very busy beer list - eight pages of beers, 45 different meads and 15 ciders. In total I counted 112 taps and 380 bottles! There are two main rooms upstairs and another one downstairs (also where the toilets are; I mention this because one of the stalls in the ladies is reserved for the employee of the month!). One of the upstairs rooms is quite large and has lots of beer paraphernalia neatly displayed on the walls giving it a bright and cheerful feel. The service was very friendly and the beer was nicely served and in good condition.
(Visited 28 October 2012).
Probably the best selection I have ever seen. Didn’t even think about the bottles, as three were so many interesting taps. Waiter was attentive, maybe a bit too much so. Please was a bit crowded and loud. doesn’t seem like a place to go chat with folks, but to go with your mates and get some amazing beers. Prices are very reasonable and my burger was great too.
No doubt the biggest tap selection in Boston, with some rarities and plenty of New England stuff. Sat at the bar and quaffed a couple. Don’t know whether I was just unlucky but, although there is a big printed beer list, a couple of things I asked for transpired to have run out. Docked a point from the selection score for that. Service was friendly enough but a little distracted and slow, even on a quiet Monday afternoon. Note to bartender – even though there may only be two people sat at the bar that is not really any excuse for disappearing to do your own thing and only checking back every 15 minutes or so to see whether any service is required, then being surprised when I ordered another pint with half the previous one left. Despite these niggles it’s an essential stop in Boston and I probably just caught it on an off day. Difficult to judge the ambience at such a quiet time. Didn’t eat. Prices seemed reasonable for Boston.
Enormous selection printed on a sheet format menu that changes every month. They have both the advantage and disadvatages of it.. For one, waiters may have a hard time to keep up with what’s on and what’s not. They didn’t charge me for a good 4oz of mead since it was the end of the bottle and the glass was supposed to be 5oz, this was a nice attention I found, but our waitress was certainly friendlier than most. Then the freshness seemed a concern for some of the products, both in bottles and on tap and the glassware is not the best. They seem to just happened to be well located and be in it for the money and safing on the trend rather than being truly beer dedicated if you can say. Californian feel, young crowd. Very good service. A very wothwhile experience still.
One of the best beer bars in MA...definitely a must vist while anywhere near Boston. This place is a lot of fun although it can get quite crowded. Used to visit frequently when me son lived a couple of towns away. Check it out if in the area...
Came here before EBF for the Short’s event. Quite the huge place and the taplist is indeed monstrous. The number of taps is certainly impressive, but aside from the rare Short’s beers they had on for the event, there wasn’t anything that seemed out of the ordinary, and would not be out of place at any decent craft beer bar. So it’s sort of like five of those type of places combined. Service was pretty good, especially considering that our table was myself, my wife, and two more RB guys, and three of us were ordering a sampler each much of the time.
Another fantastic Boston beer temple. A typical american pub look, but the tap selection is amazing, even stellar. And they offer various types of flights, 4X 4on, 4 X 2 on, price depends on beers chosen. The food menu is good pub grub with generous portions. Another must go!