What great place! Fantastic beer selection to the point of the beer list being overwhelming the first time in there. Food is good but kind of pricey (huge portions make it easy to split meals among a couple people or the table) and the service was great one night and so-so the second night. Overall, you have to visit the grill if you’re in bean town!
Crosling (70) Fort Collins, Colorado | November 3, 2005| Updated November 10, 2005
This place really should be upgraded to an essential stop, because of all the beer bars I visited in NYC and the Boston area, this was my favorite. The selection here is vast and unbelievable and really, that is what beer bars are all about. Did not have their food at the bar, but did have a few bites at the New England Beer Fest. Also, I was able to try a snifter pour of Sam Adams Utopias here, which was suprisingly delicious. The staff was kind and attentive. Only downside is it is a fairly substancial walk from a metro stop, but worth it.
Damn! Insane selection. A zillion things on tap. A wall of bottles. The three beers that have evaded me were not found there, but it didn’t matter, I tried quite a few new and rare beers. There must be like 400 different beers to choose from. Pricing is moderate to high depending. Nothing is really cheap. Also after I asked for one beer the bartender gave me another ’similar’ one which was pretty weak. Damn. They also brought the wrong beer once but were quick to get the one I wanted without any fuss. Also, this place needs more seats. Overall this place owned.
I spent many an afternoon, evening, and night in this place on weekends during my Boston College years. It’s a few blocks away from the Harvard St. stop on the green B line on the T, so it is easily accessible without having to drive or take a cab. The food is decent bar food, but lets be honest, this place is all about the beer, and they do it up right. The multitude of taps makes this place a gold mine for beer lovers. You can even get your favorite brew served up in a yard or half yard. One of the best places in Boston to sit and sip a few brews.
Been here many times and I am always impressed by the selection. The food is good if you go deeper than the nachos. I recommend the stake tips. Service is okay at the tables but mostly college girls who would rather drink a Bud Lite than sample the many fine beers here. I have found more knowledge and better recommendations behind the bar. Over all the best in Boston for selection.
This place has an amazing selection, but beware: if you bring your macro-loving girlfriend along, you pay the same for a Coors or a new rater. The nachos were worthwhile, the music not terribly annoying, and the atmosphere hip.
BierBauch (31) Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida | June 16, 2005| Updated June 30, 2011
This was my favorite place for beer when I lived in Boston. Over 400 varieties with almost a hundred on tap. Their pledge to fresh beer was commendable. They would tap a keg for 14 days and dump it afterwards empty or not. Food is pretty good for barfood. Great samplers for beer and yards as well. Boy do I miss 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.
You just cannot beat the selection, at least in the northeast; actually I think this is the largest selection I’ve seen anywhere in New England, New York, or the midwest, and we were sure as heck excited to see a Dark Star beer on cask first thing on the beer menu! Alas, it was out. Food and ambiance are, as noted, collegiate/divey at best. Cuvee van de Kaiser in a pint glass? Worth a stop for sure though, it’s been quite a while since I’ve seen as many beers that I haven’t had in one bar.
Packed with a college crowd on a Saturday evening leaving the bathrooms somewhat messy. Friendly service with decent knowledge of what was available from the slightly out of date (month old) menu. Beer list is immense and initially almost overwhelming. With four beer geeks with over 1000 ratings each, we were still able to find several beers that none of us had tried before. Food servings were generous in size, though not spectacular - still the nachos will fill you up and allow you to stay for another round or two... I’ll definitely return here.
Humongous selection of bottles and taps, takes forever to go through! AND we have to make a choice within this...such torture! ;) Service was very friendly and pretty knowledgeable of what was available. Food we ordered was very ordinary, so I probably wouldn’t eat here the next time I go. Gouden Carolus Keizer and Cantillon Foufoune on tap just cannot disappoint. Even if there are duds in the tap line and bottle selection (as others have said), I would still come back here to see what they have. You’re bound to find something very exciting!