1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Deep Ellum

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

150 Ratings
Ratings: 150
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 | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 150 | Reviews: 118 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by deanhead:
Photo of deanhead
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%

Stopped into Deep Ellum on the way to Fewnay last week. My friend and I were originally going to head over to the Sunset Grille, but I persuaded my friend to meet me at Deep Ellum in hopes of enjoying some obscure offferings, and fresh beer. I heard that it was started by former employees of Bukowski's.

Jennifer?, our bartender was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and friendly. Aside from being a mead-maker, she clearly had an understanding of the beers she was pouring, which is something you don't always find when quaffing down beer these days.

Jim the bar-back who works at IF during the day was also very friendly. We exchanged stories about our custom Indi-fab bikes.

The food menu was somewhat limited, and seemed a bit pricey. We opted for the fries four ways with Gorgonzola cheese. It was rich, and flavorful. This taste seemed to reset my pallet with every bite making each sip of my beer taste brand new again.

With 23 taps including one cask, and three nitro selections there was no shortage of fine beer here. The owner clearly has a passion for beer. The draft selection was diverse with offerings mostly from the UK, Belgium, Germany, and the US. This was the first place I have ever seen Old Rasputin on a nitro tap. The bottle selection was equally eclectic.

If you find youself in thirsty in Boston, seek this place out. It is a true gem. The beer is fresh, the food is good, and the staff smart.

deanhead, Aug 07, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of parris
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

parris, Thursday at 12:32 AM
Photo of BKotch
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

BKotch, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of TheAnk
4/5  rDev -8%

TheAnk, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of cshafer7
4/5  rDev -8%

cshafer7, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of ThatPerson
5/5  rDev +14.9%

ThatPerson, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Boston71
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Boston71, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of mklisz
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

mklisz, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of cfrobrew
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

cfrobrew, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of ZDSmith87
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

ZDSmith87, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of jt2488
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

jt2488, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of harrington_ptj
5/5  rDev +14.9%

harrington_ptj, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of insearchofhops
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

insearchofhops, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Tschnab
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Tschnab, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of ivyman
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

ivyman, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of doremite
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

doremite, May 29, 2014
Photo of Hoggo
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Hoggo, May 24, 2014
Photo of Davepoolesque
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Davepoolesque, May 23, 2014
Photo of Beeahluvah
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Beeahluvah, May 23, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.97/5  rDev -8.7%

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.

smcolw, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of SveNss0N
4/5  rDev -8%

SveNss0N, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of thesarahfuller
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

thesarahfuller, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of mchengcit
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

mchengcit, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of jwps214
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

jwps214, Mar 03, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Deep Ellum in Allston, MA
96 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.