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The Lower Depths

The Lower DepthsThe Lower Depths

Taps: 16 / Bottles: 150
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

50 Ratings
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.29%
$$$ - a bit pricey


[ Bar, Eatery ]

476 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, Massachusetts, 02215-2712
United States
phone: (617) 266-6662

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @lowerdepthsbos

Notes:
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(Place added by: swhitt on 12-13-2006)
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$$

This is a place that's good for postgame beers down Comm Ave from the pahhhk...it's got more of a professional crowd to it...not quite poser but definitely a little on the yuppyish side. Music isn't bad, furniture and fixtures look good. Doesn't really give off a warm, welcoming feeling though - can't put my finger on it...

Taps...around 10-15 or so. Pretty good stuff, too. Nice style and brewery variety - something for everyone!

The service isn't bad - nothing outwardly outstanding; not merely going through the motions but just makin' the donuts.

Speaking of donuts, didn't sample the food just yet.

Major beef: As with another beer bar in Boston owned by the same group, this place is WICKED expensive. 2 javahs and a Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen...24 bucks? I can see javah running pretty expensive but that's a little steep. Still, it's a decent pit stop on the way to the Other Side or something like that...

The individual elements as noted look very good, but one thing this place needs is a little synergy. Good selection? Yup. Quality stuff? Sure. Those two items should make this place much more enjoyable than it is - the "technical merits" are very good but the "artistic impression" needs a bit of work. Even besides the heavy price tag. Don't get me wrong; I don't dislike the place, but I simply don't like it as much as I should.

04-08-2009 15:25:06 | More by IBUnit63
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They have several amazing flavors of TOTs. But said tots are $11, but mostly worth it. Beer selection is great, except they have very few draft beers, I am a big draft fan and most of their draft selections were unimpressive.. Service was great, check the Red Sox schedule, and don't go if the Sox are playing!

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4.13/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$

Should have more options of food. The beer selection is good, but could have more belgian ones. Even some local beers are missing too.

The service is very nice, the people now what they are selling and don't have any problems too help you.

Is a nice place, good to be visit.

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The Lower Depths in Boston, MA
91 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.