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96
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117 Reviews
Reviews: 117
Visits: 172
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: n/a
Taps: 26
Bottles: 38
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews: 117 | Visits: 172
Reviews by Freshie:
Photo of Freshie
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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. (1,452 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of dailyminefield
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of bostonbeans
4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

One of the best beer bars I've ever been to.

The tap list is insanely good- they tend to focus on really interesting German lagers, and German-style American lagers, so lots of Aecht Schlenkerla, Mahr's, Weihenstephaner, Kuhlmbacher, etc for the German side, and lots of killer MA area breweries doing traditional styles, including Idle Hands, Notch, Mayflower, Pretty Things, etc. One of the most nicely curated beer lists ever.

The food is awesome, upscale gastropub bar food. Amazing Kimchi hot dog.

At night time, the place does become incredibly dark- it's hard to read the menu. I guess that's the vibe they're going with, which is fine. (647 characters)

Photo of rocksteady726
4.23/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jpw123
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Great food, good selection of beers. Usually has a decent mix of local, domestic craft, and euro's. Food is great -- the pickled beet salad is phenomenal. Staff has always been awesome! (185 characters)

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of RKing44
4/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Yehuda
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of slasich
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of trevorpost
4.23/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Nichols33
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of deen
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

very enjoyable, everything i expected and more. (47 characters)

Photo of Wasupmx
4.23/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Loved this place, excellent vibe, excellent beer selection, small menu but amazing quality. Can't wait to go back. (114 characters)

Photo of psweendogg
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of swalsh666
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of benzalman
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of ZEB89
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ThrashMaster
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ChurchofPayton
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Serg217
3.96/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of tikk
4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Deep Ellum in Allston, MA
96 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.