The Publick House
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Reviews by BeerSox:
4.25/5 rDev -4.3%
Located right off the green line (C-Train) which is probably the preferred transporation option since parking can be hard to find and isn't free (parking meters). The PH is located in a nice area of the Boston vacinity along apartment buildings and shops. Off Beacon St., which is one of the main streets in the area.
The interior toward the back is somewhat dark. There is a bar near the entrance and a good amount of seating. The walls are covered with posters and memorabilia for The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. A waitress expalained to me that the owner has a *slight* obsession with the band.
A huge selection of any type of beer you want. The draught list is pretty lengthy, but the bulk of the selection is in the bottles. The glasses are served at a good temperature with the correct glassware. Prices for beer are reasonable, and the food is somewhat pricey. There is a mix of food from the usual pub plates to "fancier" meals. The food is good though, that's for sure.
This is probably one of the main places to visit while you're in Boston. Come early because the place fills up quick. I will certainly make another trip here if I can.
06-01-2008 00:09:53 | More by BeerSox
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2.5/5 rDev -43.7%
I visited this bar in Boston because I saw such high reviews on beer advocate. I was fairly excited when I walked up to the front door and saw the Heady Topper sign, but I was let down when I noticed it actually wasn't available on draft; no big deal.
I went to The Publick House with my roommate; we're both from New Hampshire. He recently got a new ID and it was a paper temporary ID. The bartender said they couldn't accept it. However, the manager, standing directly behind him, said it was acceptable. Instead of the bartender saying "Oh great, we can serve you gentlemen," he stood there and argued with his manager about the ID's acceptance. He said "Oh, I have never, ever, been able to accept these before. Why can I know?" It's like he was upset that he was able to serve us. Suffice it to say, his attitude really put us off.
On a separate note, the draft menu was basically 1/2 Allagash. Not that they are bad brewer but I was looking for a bit more variety.
After staying for maybe 30 minutes, we went to Sunset Grill and Tap and Allston. We made the right choice when we left.
08-15-2014 14:47:08 | More by PaperBackWriter
4.35/5 rDev -2%
I stopped in here for the first time this past Saturday, my wife treated me for our anniversary, she rocks! Stoneish facade outside wooden tables with church pews at many locations inside. Bar prominently to the front left as you walk in with a vast open seating area at two levels. Quite busy considering how early we were eating but we were promptly seated and watered. Draft list somewhere around 40 deep with a nice bottle list albeit a bit pricy. 58 dollars for a bottle of Cascade Kriek for example. I settled into a late afternoon of trillium beers and was not disappointed. We had frites to start and they were quite good as were the dipping sauces, although oddly most of the fries were cut really short, were talking 1 to 2 inches long at most. I had mac and cheese and my wife had a chicken sandwich and we were both very pleased with our meals. Service was quite good I never felt thirsty or neglected. Pricing seemed about what I expect in the Boston area which means a bit more than at home. Great experience, If I were in the area there is no doubt I would would stop in here again.
08-11-2014 21:36:27 | More by johnnnniee
4.11/5 rDev -7.4%
We went over after visiting Trillium and realized Trillium was brewing an IPA for them. Went on a mid summer Saturday night and it was pretty mellow. We were expecting a wait but it was half full (a good thing for us!). The beer list was very good with a strong Belgium and Belgium type (I.e. Allagash) contingency going. The waitress we had was very knowledgeable and did not exhibit any of the attitude others commented on. All in all we really liked it and will return the next time we are able.
08-03-2014 01:43:37 | More by kjlcm
3.61/5 rDev -18.7%
Too expensive. Give me a break. $7.5 for a pint. So if it's rare brew or non-domestic stuff, sure I get the pricing. Domestic stuff like Oskar Blues and Dogfish at those prices is ridiculous. The food is nothing special either. $2 for a slice of cheese on your $12 burger???
08-02-2014 17:47:33 | More by pieface22
The Publick House in Brookline, MA
98 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.