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The Publick House

Not Rated.
The Publick HouseThe Publick House
BA SCORE
98
world-class

302 Ratings
Ratings: 302
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.01%
Taps: 36
Bottles: 100
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1648 Beacon St
Brookline, Massachusetts, 02445-2101
United States
phone: (617) 277-2880

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thepublickhouse

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John

New York

4.05/5  rDev -8.8%

Hey, I might as well jump on the Anam Cara bandwagon too. I don't think there's a lot more to add to the previous comments. AC is very comfortable and inviting. The exterior is adorned with detailed woodwork and windows with hanging flower baskets like the classic pubs of the UK and Ireland. Outdoor seating is available (of course weather permitting). Over the last half dozen visits, the service and quality has been consistently very good. Although, last night it seems that there were three individuals sharing the bartending duties with no one person consistently there, leaving some holes in my service as well as other patrons’. I enjoyed several pints of the Cisco Whale Tale Pale and some fish and chips. The fish and chips were tasty and the portion adequate but probably not worth the $13 they charge for them. On another recent occasion, I had an old bottle of Schneider Edel-Weisse served to me (2001 expiry). But the staff is human after all and those are minor complaints and nothing that would prevent me from returning. Overall AC is a great place to enjoy an eclectic mix of draught and bottled beers. It’s one place that’s made working in Boston this summer a pleasure.

09-18-2003 20:04:41 | More by John
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PaperBackWriter

New Hampshire

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
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

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
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-11-2014 19:34:23 | More by ShanePB
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JoelClark

Idaho

4/5  rDev -9.9%

08-03-2014 15:07:47 | More by JoelClark
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kjlcm

New Hampshire

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
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pieface22

New Hampshire

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
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etmur007

Maine

5/5  rDev +12.6%

07-31-2014 20:47:29 | More by etmur007
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Jwhe

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-28-2014 18:04:56 | More by Jwhe
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judkinst

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-26-2014 16:18:44 | More by judkinst
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