Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Active Beers: 441
Beer Ratings: 2,621
Beer Avg: 3.73
Taps: 8 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 47 | Display Reviews Only:
4.8/5 rDev +35.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
What! Make Food and cook it with Beer! Awesome. I went to go and see Blue Man group that is about a block away. We needed to a place to eat so we stopped in by accident. Has noidea what I was in for. All that I knew was I saw th words Brewery on the sign.
I ordered a rack of rib that was cooked in a stout, yummy. Even the desert was made with beer. I think everything but the salad and fries were made with beer, when I was looking in the menu.
good beer and great food. Was seated and served real fast for a Wednesday night.
11-01-2007 21:45:07 | More by auxiliary
4.15/5 rDev +17.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
I was able to find a parking space directly in front of the door- because my father had a handicapped plackard. It may be best to take the transit.
Was seated immediately. The right of the restaurant is the bar and the left the restaurant, so designed that the noise didn't overflow. Our spot was nice and peaceable.
Our waitress was the most pleasant I've had in years. She was quick, didn't waste time, and checked up on us several times without being intrusive.
Beer is a little over $5 a pint. You can buy an individual sampler of any of the beers for $.79. There were about a dozen beers.
The food was a few dollars more than it should have been and a little less quality than it should be. Everything tasted fine but it was all something I could make at home. So, literally pub grub. Sandwiches were about $10, my mom's (unremarkable) salad was $13. But then this was the middle of Boston.
My stout was on cask. Should told me it would take a minute because it was on cask. It did take a few minutes, which I didn't mind at all. But she gave it, and a sampler of Jalapeno Lager I ordered, for free!
So I thought it was enjoyable- everything was above board except for the technical build of the food and parking.
Note: There are weekly specials. This week's was $5 off your next meal if you sign up for their club, which is free and gives you other free stuff.
Note: The Jalapeno Lager is great as a sampler but I think it would be too much as a pint, as the waitress said too.
05-25-2010 15:32:29 | More by CaptYellow
4.08/5 rDev +15.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Atmosphere was a tad noisy...however, I went on a very bsuy night. Waited about 20 minutes to be seated, but the booth was a nice corner area that screened a lot of the noise. Food and brew were above average. All in the party had generous portions that we all agreed were very tasty and represented a good value. Service was very friendly and considerate...very good for such a busy time. Food was fairly standard with beef and chicken as the predominant types of offerings. This was complemented by a generous selection of beer types from light to Belgian. In total there were 7 of their own offerings on tap. I would definitely go back for another helping of fine food and beverage.
02-24-2006 23:48:00 | More by edchicma
4/5 rDev +13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I went there at the end of the evening on my birthday about a week ago. It was fairly empty, as it was close to their closing time. I sat at he bar which had a trippy optical copper top with wood trim. They had their own breweriana signs and posters all over, lots of TVs. Couple of bars and different seating areas. Bartender was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Full service bar with extensive liquour selection and wine. Cask beer was available as well. Has a good location for those visiting downtown.
06-28-2010 03:39:50 | More by drpimento
4/5 rDev +13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Visited Rock bottom brewpub and restaurant when I was in Boston for a conference.
Atmosphere when we went there was nice and quiet. Friendly staff, and the waitress was more than willing to go through all the beers they had on offer.
I had their home brews which are quiet good.
Didn't get a chance to try the food, but their home-brewed beers are quite good. Had a colleague from the UK with me who was also impressed with the beer they had on offer.
Overall, a decent place to have a good beer or two, if you are in that part of Boston.
Wouldn't mind visiting it if I were in Boston again.
01-23-2011 05:07:08 | More by CaptDavyJones
3.95/5 rDev +11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I had been here once before, with Artied2, after working a whole day at a BA fest. Needless to say, I was not with full faculties that night. So, after stopping in yesterday with Alewife, I was in better condition to put in a review.
This was a Saturday afternoon, about 230PM or so... Place was not too full at this point. It's located in a rather new building on Stuart St, about 1 block up from the Jacob Wirth. Situated on the ground-level floor, it is a long establishment, from left to right. Entering about mid-room from the street, there are numerous booths ahead and to the left, with tables also scattered about and to the right. The bar is in the right rear, seating about a dozen or so. There are lots of windows along the street, though not much light filters in. The room itself is furnished with mostly modern decor and furniture, save for the ceiling, which looks industrial with bare venting and fans. Some bier-related pics hang here and there... It gets somewhat loud when more populated, though I think it's a good thing - drowns out the newish, pop-music (give me classic rock anytime, bitte!). We hung at the bar and enjoyed a few pints each of their Toppler Maibock, one of 6 regulars and 2 casks they had flowing from the taps. Service was solid, friendly and attentive; no probs at all. A plate of nachos with carnitas was huge, and more than filled both of us. Biers seemed a bit pricey ($6.00 for a pint of the Toppler), but costs for the food seemed in line with what a big-city asks. Can't speak for the other biers, but the Maibock hit the spot. Atmosphere was a bit meh, but we still had a good time.
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 - $$$
02-24-2008 20:55:05 | More by Bierman9
3.95/5 rDev +11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I've stopped in here many times, and it's always been a good spot to have a bite to eat and grab a beer. In addition to their standard array of beers, they typically have a few seasonals, and usually 1-2 beers on cask as well. The beer is pretty tasty and fairly fresh. The food is good as well- standard pub fare with their own twists. Their Chicken Mac N' Cheese is damn good. Service is usually pretty fast and efficient. Never had a problem. If you're down in the theatre district and looking for a bite to eat or to grab a good beer, it's definitely worth a stop.
10-19-2007 17:29:41 | More by YonderWanderer
3.95/5 rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Jumped off a tour bus to grab lunch and a brew in late September.
Atmosphere outside was wonderful on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Inside was nothing out of the ordinairy, Red Sox were on the tube. Quality was good as there was a warm feeling both inside and out. Service was good as our server was friendly. Beer and food selection was good. There was the typical Rock Bottom menu but with some twists not normally seen in Az such as the crab cakes (which I had to sample). There were six or so beers on tap. Food was OK, but have had better elsewhere. TWe paid a bit more here in Boston than what we do in the Phoenix area. It was nice to enjoy an RB in another city!
11-11-2005 23:27:36 | More by arizcards
3.9/5 rDev +10.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
I have been here a few times over the years, but recently visited with a group of BAs on a pub crawl.
This brewpub is located not far from the theater district. The pub has many booths and tables for dining. Many of the tables are of the high variety, which are OK for drinking and casual dining. There is also some seating at the bar, and a portion of the bar has a chilled strip for keeping your beer glass cold, presumably. The atmosphere is somewhat reminiscent of a TGIFridays or Houlihans.
Above the bar is a chalkboard listing all the current beer offerings. On this most recent visit about 6-8 beers available, and 2 available on cask (an IPA and a stout). This board also listed the ABV and gravity of each beer, and I thought this was a nice touch. The beers were good (better than I remembered from previous visits): we shared several pitchers of their new Rocktoberfest, and I also sampled the IPA, which was quite hoppy. I give them credit for offering a fairly varied selection of beers at any one time.
I have eaten here in the past, and on this visit sampled a taste of the nachos. The food is decent American pub type food. The service was OK to good on various occasions.
It seems that their beers might have improved since my last visit, after which I would not have given it such high marks. This is the last remaining Rock Bottom in the Boston area, and it is worth a visit.
09-22-2003 06:19:09 | More by UncleJimbo
3.88/5 rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
As sheer luck would have it, this place was a stones throw from the hotel we were staying at recently. Right in the heart of the busy theater district, this brewpub was a nice find. Large spacious dining area and bar with a good view of the brewing tanks standing majestically in the back behind the bar area. Brew selection was good with several offerings including two cask conditioned ales. Quality of the beer was good and we were not dissapointed at all. Service was good despite the busy crowd and food was very good also. Worth trying if you're in the area.
08-11-2003 01:31:36 | More by BierReise
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Boston, MA
82 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.