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Sunset Grill & Tap

Not Rated.
Sunset Grill & TapSunset Grill & Tap

Taps: 112 / Bottles: 380
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

265 Ratings
Ratings: 265
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Edit: Re-review based on last trip to Sunset 12/15/2008. Tried the food - chicken medallions and pumpkin & sage ravioli - very tasty. Dessert was an egg nog ice cream infused with Southern Tier Creme Brulee. Very solid. Beer selection excellent as always; service was helpful and quicker than last time. Good value for entree (only $10) and for a few hard-to-find taps (Allagash Fedelta, Espresso Oak Aged Yeti). If you do a surgical strike on the tap list you can find both bargains and some stuff that's rare in the area.

Another edit: Updating the atmosphere score. The last couple of times the vibe just hasn't been anything to speak of. Granted, whenever I go it's usually mid-afternoon on a Friday or something but I just feel like it's the beer...and only the beer. The music is usually pretty weak (crappy 1980s stuff) and there's not a lot of charm to be had.

Original text of review 8/19/2008:
Stopped in for a couple of pints after lunch on a lazy weekday afternoon off. Lots of beer paraphernalia all over the place - signs, neon and gobs of bottles. Music playing was a little disjointed - I got "Purple Haze" and "Vogue" maybe 2-3 songs apart. One thing - it was about 2 in the afternoon on a sunny and the place was wicked dahk - I had some dark selections from the tap but they all looked pitch black at first blush.

Beer list reads like a ransom note left on the bottom line of the eye chart - there's a lot going on here.

Quite a bit of quality in bottles and draft - so much to choose from. Prices aren't ridiculous by any means - actually, pretty reasonable for Boston these days.

Service was knowledgeable and helpful, even if not the quickest in the world.

12-16-2008 10:46:18 | More by IBUnit63
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Sunset Grill & Tap in Allston, MA
94 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.