The Squealing Pig
Taps: 15 / Bottles: 60
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
3.54/5 rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
Good friendly staff and a decent selection of beer. The menu is O.K. food is nothing exceptional but its not bad. I guess it caters mainly to the student crowd but its a fun place on quiz night with staff from local hospitals to. I would return but it wouldn't be my regular hangout. Good solid place really.
08-20-2013 22:40:34 | More by PablosCafe
4.26/5 rDev +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Great place to go! Just went there with some friends for a few pints and to just hang out. Turns out that night there was a guitarist who plays there every Thursday night. He was quite good and really just a lot of fun to have in the bar, he even played some of the Pogues (automatic win for me). The beers on tap were enough to keep me occupied as they have a pretty decent selection. Dare I say it, just as good as Bukowski's Boston tap selection. Their bottle menu is reasonably extensive too (Westmalle, just to name one), though this is where Buk's pulls ahead. Servers knew that if the beer needed a special glass to pour in that instead of a pint, didn't see one miss-pour. Friendly staff even though they were very busy who could pour the beer correctly and into the right glass. Prices were decent, atmosphere was great, people were pleasant, and the food smelled amazing (which, I hear it is). I will definitely be returning time and time again.
07-16-2010 13:10:23 | More by kbanks13
3.58/5 rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
You enter into a long, narrow room with a door on the right that enters into a second room. Some brick, some sheetrock painted mustard yellow. Red wood trim, wood floors. The tables are rustic wood, with wooden chairs. Nice bar with stools. I like stools with backs. Kitchen area to the left.
There are 20 draft selections, most of them nothing special. The best drafts, from my viewpoint were Berkshire Coffee House Porter, LaChouffe, and Victory Golden Monkey. 42 bottled beers (8 Belgian), again kind of middle of the road. I had the Coffee House porter and enjoyed it very much.
I had the pig burger, which was excellent. Hamburger, bacon, gorgonzola cheese, and onions. Loved it. My fellow eaters were less than enthusiastic about their meals.
Service was OK. Not that attentive, but we weren't totally ignored either.
Given the number of brew pubs and beer bars in Boston, I'd probably try another place next time.
04-14-2010 21:41:21 | More by lordofthewiens
4/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
A nice little place on a side street near Harvard's School of Public Health. Good amount of seating with big quasi-booth and table seating. Noise level is fine, and they sometimes have live entertainment.
Nothing here is super high end, but you don't mind paying for what you get. Food is tasty and portions are decent, and the menu is varied enough with old favorites and new twists. You can find something for even the pickiest eater.
Nice beer selection, ranging (in style and price) from run of the mill crap to expensive Belgians (La Chouffe!). Good choices on tap and bartenders without attitude -- I had a question about a draft, and he gave me a sample. Nice.
Table service was good, and fairly average, but WTF, they were busy. No screw ups or long waits, and they were friendly and patient.
Absolutely worth a visit.
01-21-2010 13:03:46 | More by OtherShoe2
3.88/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I have visited the pig a few times and am ready to review this one.
Atmosphere: Fun, dimmly lit place. Small, stringed lights line the trim of the ceiling making it feel like a nice college bar. Great heavy wood tables where you seat yourself, and a relatively lengthy bar. They host a variety of singers and small bands at random times. The accoustics are a little off for these kinds of performance, but it still is great to see at a pub like this.
Quality: The bar is very clean. No issues there. Good glassware, and well made food.
Selection: Unfortunately the taps on this one rotate a lot, and the few taps they have aren't always special. My most recent visit did have some positive notes like BBC Coffee Porter, Endurance Pale Ale, Dogfish 60 min IPA, and some nice Belgians. Unfortunately some of the other taps include Stella Artois, PBR, and the staple Harpoon IPA for the area (not bad beers but nothing unusual). They do provide some nice bottle choices but those can be a little too pricey.
Food: Mixed bag in the food department. My girlfriend got the Pig Burger which is worth it. $10.99 gets you a large burger cooked to order with a bun made fresh from a bakery in Cambridge. The Pig Burger includes bacon, gouda, and chipotle onions cooked to perfection. A generous amount of fries complimented the side. I ordered the Turkey Reuben, which had a decent amount of turkey with the usual Reuben fixings. I chose the wheat bread which was excellent, but unfortunately the bread was just averaged size so it was rather small of $8.99. It did have some excellent potatoe salad, which had no mayo (awesome style, with fresh mozarella cheese).
Value: Not a terrible place. Some pints are below $5 and some that are over $8. Unfortunately bottles can be as high $6 plus for an average 12 oz. brew.
Final Thoughts - Decent place. Good atmosphere with bands and singer song writers. A great place to grab a burger and a pint, but the selection isn't that nice. Worth a try to do something different. It could turn out to be your new hang out.
04-23-2009 20:41:26 | More by bsend
3.66/5 rDev -8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $
Can't remember what night I went, but I believe it was a weeknight. I had no knowledge of the place before I stepped in and I was pleasantly surprised. Chill house band was jamming, the place was a little less than half full. Me and three friends took one of their huge wooden tables.
I had my first try of Delirium there for 7 bux which I found to be very good. Their overall selection wasn't bad at all. Nice mix of local and belgian beers. Not as pricey, snobby, or -more importantly- as far as Publik House. for me anyways...
Wouldn't hesitate a second to go back.
04-18-2008 01:56:40 | More by drjamyma
The Squealing Pig in Boston, MA
90 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.