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Sunset Grill & Tap

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

225 Reviews
Reviews: 225
Visits: 307
Avg: 4.23
pDev: n/a
Taps: 112
Bottles: 380
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

130 Brighton Ave
Allston, Massachusetts, 02134-2811
United States
phone: (617) 254-1331 | map
www.allstonsfinest.com

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Reviews: 225 | Visits: 307
Reviews by IBUnit63:
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4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of costanzo_mike
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jcorn
4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Went here maybe 2 months ago & was impressed by the huge draft list. However, literally the first 5 beers I ordered from it they had "just run out of." Food was pretty solid though.

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Photo of scxcrunner
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of blisscent
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of bostonbeans
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of stevens_dan
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 2.75

Photo of rjp217
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of RKing44
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

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4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Sunset Grill & Tap in Allston, MA
94 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.