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Sunset Grill & Tap

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95
world-class

294 Ratings
Ratings: 294
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: n/a
Taps: 112
Bottles: 380
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

130 Brighton Ave
Allston, Massachusetts, 02134-2811
United States
phone: (617) 254-1331

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @sunsetgt

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Reviews by Boilermaker88:
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4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Site for the ABF Post-Party, a Colorado beer themed event featuring beers from Avery, Boulder, and Great Divide. I showed up 30 minutes ahead of time so I got to sit at the front bar (there're two) and scan the beerlist.
First I should say I nearly walked past before seeing the sign high up. Inside the front area is filled with smallish tables and the bar dominates the right side. Immediately inside the front door, if you turn right you enter the back bar area. It has a small bar in the back and a number of high tables on the left and low tables down the right. The front bar is cozier whereas the back bar is well-lit and more open.
Okay, the beer. Ryan, the bartender, handed me a beerlist that took on the proportions of Webster's Dictionary. First, there's 112 taps with nary a macro in sight. The taps run two-high along the back of the building, disappearing from sight at the front bar and re-emerging at the back bar. Then there's the bottle list with an ungodly number of foreign and domestic brews. My biggest complaint is I got eye strain reading the tiny type. Every style know to man was available and all the beers I had were fresh.
The service was very friendly and did an excellent job keeping up with a bunch of BA's continuely pinging them for another beer. Ryan offered what were the most recently tapped kegs and the roving staff kept refilling water glasses non-stop. Marc, the owner, was really friendly and spent a lot of time with Denali and me as we worked our way through a sampler of eight different meads, some domestic and others from places like Poland.
The food was simply amazing. Marc and his crew did a bang-up job catering the post-party, providing an assortment of delicious food that paired well with the Colorado-based brews. Prices on the menu I peeked at seemed on par with what I've come to expect.
All in all, I don't think there was a better place to pick for the ABF post-party and I'm damn glad I went. Sunset Grill and Tap is a must-stop during a stay in Boston.

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Biggest beer selection in Boston!

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Overall my trips here have been great. Huge selection, always adding new beers and the food is pretty good too.

Hard finding a time when it isn't busy, but worth the wait in my opinion.

With so many to choose from it hard to leave here without trying a few new things.

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Sunset Grill & Tap in Allston, MA
95 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.