Deep Ellum

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Deep EllumDeep Ellum
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117 Reviews
Reviews: 117
Visits: 170
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: 170
Reviews by deanhead:
Photo of deanhead
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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. (1,429 characters)

More User Reviews:
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%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of parris
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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