Taps: 26 / Bottles: 38
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 131 | Reviews: 118 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by BeerSox:
4/5 rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Located near Harvard in a very college area. Parking is hard to come by as there is mostly street parking, as most places in the greater Boston vacinity. Not sure of any public transportation nearby, but a Google Map search can easily help with that.
The place is very narrow, with a long bar and plenty of half booth, half chair seating along the wall. There are two HD TVs above the bar. There is also outdoor seating toward the back.
The long list of drafts was great. Very hop-centric when I visited (not as many Belgian's that weren't hoppy or malt-heavy beers). The bottle list is extensive. I believe it's 20 taps, 100 bottles. There is one cask as well. Prices were reasonable. With three beers and a meal it wasn't much over $30, which is decent I think.
The service was a little slow, with the waitress sitting down to talk with her buddies and taking forever to get back to our table. We were sitting slightly out of sight but the busboy had no problem removing empty glasses from the table. I felt like giving him the tip after we asked him to get our waitress.
All in all, besides the service (which could have just been the one person) it was a very good place to go. Recommmended.
05-18-2009 02:25:57 | More by BeerSox
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3.97/5 rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
Unless you're from the area, Deep Ellum is not easily found nor easy to get to, but it is worth a trip for some unusual beers. I was impressed that they had several German beers on tap in addition to the usual blend of domestic craft brews. All of the beers were of high quality and many were not commonly available. The range of beer styles ensures that there is something worthwhile for every palate.
The small, long and narrow bar is located on the corner of two very busy streets: North Beacon and Cambridge. You need to be alert as it does not have much of a street presence. From the door, there's a bar for about 20 on your left and a single row of tables on the right with the restrooms and kitchen toward the back. The decor is relatively plain and unremarkable. While I did not have any of the food offered, I would describe it as fancy bar fare. My neighbors thought their food was good for what that's worth.
The service was more or less indifferent. The bartenders would come by within five minutes of an empty glass to offer a refill. Although the bar was full, no one seemed to be harried. At each end of the bar were two unwatched TVs with no volume. The general feel was friendly and convivial.
04-13-2014 14:51:41 | More by smcolw
Deep Ellum in Allston, MA
96 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.