1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Deep Ellum

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

143 Ratings
Ratings: 143
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:
None, yet.

(Place added by: konabrewer on 01-10-2007)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30  | next › last »
Ratings: 143 | Reviews: 118 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by LittleDon:
Photo of LittleDon
LittleDon

Texas

4.48/5  rDev +3%

Pros: Outstanding taps, particularly locals. Very good food.
Cons: Loud, hard to find parking, small

With so much to choose from in the Greater Boston area how do the best places survive? Start with a small, but navigable tap selection, add enticing menu choices, and put this in a comfortable setting. Deep Ellum has all this. While the number of choices won't blow you away, the quality should. The Thursday night I was there, about half the selections were superb choices from Clown Shoes, Cambridge Brewing, Pretty Things, and Notch. The other half were split between US and non-US breweries. Nothing was standard (there were at least two smoked beers on the menu). Service was average to good, hard to tell as I arrived at the front end of a very busy night. Regardless, I greatly appreciate the staff's flexibility in providing me with a half pour, something not on the menu. If there's anything negative to be said about Deep Ellum, it's that it is a victim of its success. It is small and fills very fast. Like many places, the seating leads to a very loud experiences. In this case, louder than most. Yes I am old and my hearing is not what it was. But asking my drinking partner to repeat nearly everything said tells me that this place is louder than most. In a similar situation, parking can be a challenge. Fortunately, I arrived close to 6 PM, when on the street parking was still reasonably close. I can imagine what it would be like later in the evening or on a Friday or Saturday night.

How does this stack up against the other Boston establishments I've visited? Despite the parking and noise, I enjoyed my visit enough to return, assuming there is some variation in the beer selection and menu. If I do return, I'll try to make it early in the week, though, as this might ameliorate some of the parking and noise issues.

05-05-2013 22:40:17 | More by LittleDon
More User Reviews:
Photo of cfrobrew
cfrobrew

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

08-19-2014 15:54:16 | More by cfrobrew
Photo of ZDSmith87
ZDSmith87

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

08-07-2014 22:31:30 | More by ZDSmith87
Photo of jt2488
jt2488

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-15-2014 19:09:55 | More by jt2488
Photo of harrington_ptj
harrington_ptj

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-11-2014 17:56:05 | More by harrington_ptj
Photo of insearchofhops
insearchofhops

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-08-2014 03:13:39 | More by insearchofhops
Photo of Tschnab
Tschnab

New York

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-07-2014 17:54:38 | More by Tschnab
Photo of ivyman
ivyman

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

07-06-2014 22:28:00 | More by ivyman
Photo of nineworldseries
nineworldseries

Ohio

4/5  rDev -8%

06-30-2014 20:49:07 | More by nineworldseries
Photo of doremite
doremite

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-29-2014 02:43:24 | More by doremite
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30  | next › last »
Deep Ellum in Allston, MA
96 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.