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Deep Ellum

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Deep EllumDeep Ellum
BA SCORE
97
world-class

162 Ratings
Ratings: 162
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: n/a
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

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Ratings: 162 | Reviews: 117
Reviews by LittleDon:
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4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of trevorpost
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Nichols33
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of deen
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

very enjoyable, everything i expected and more.

Photo of Wasupmx
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of psweendogg
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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Deep Ellum in Allston, MA
97 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.