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Deep Ellum

Not Rated.
Deep EllumDeep Ellum
BA SCORE
96
world-class

148 Ratings
Ratings: 148
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.28%
Taps: 26
Bottles: 38
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

477 Cambridge St
Allston, Massachusetts, 02134-2019
United States
phone: (617) 787-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ellumbarboston

Notes:
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(Place added by: konabrewer on 01-10-2007)
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Reviews by Freshie:
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4.7/5  rDev +8%

At times, I frequent the 66 bus from Coolidge Corner, to Harvard Square, and have noticed this beer bar and longed to go in for some time now.

I got the chance last Saturday, and I have to say that I was impressed.

It is a small place, and it was crowded, but for some reason myself and my companion saddled right up to the bar, and felt right at home.

The atmosphere is great. A Long dark wood bar borders the right side, and lovely molded fixtures adorn the mirrors and shelves behind the bar. Low atmospheric lighting. Bare brick walls, with some well placed local artwork. Punk Rock and New Wave music pumped through the speakers was just icing on the cake. I remember hearing the Buzzcocks. Very very cool, and I dig it.

Service, was quick, prompt,, and with a smile. Bartenders were always attentive, even amongst the din and chaos of a Saturday night.

Selection was very good, with very nice choices amongst a world of varying styles. I settled on the Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen, which was poored cool, not cold, from the tap, and in a Aecht Schlenkerla weizen glass. I was impressed.

My companion is not the greatest fan of beer, so she settled on a martini from a very creative menu of concoctions.

I did not sample the cuisine, but the menu looked good.

It is not the cheapest bar or restaurant in the neighborhood, but it is quality. And that should be noted.

I will definitely return, and I definitely look forward to it.

Freshie, Feb 10, 2009
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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.

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Deep Ellum in Allston, MA
96 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.