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The Lower Depths

Not Rated.
The Lower DepthsThe Lower Depths
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

68 Ratings
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: 150
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Place added by: swhitt on 12-13-2006

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Reviews by IBUnit63:
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3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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The Lower Depths in Boston, MA
92 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.