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The Publick House

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The Publick HouseThe Publick House
BA SCORE
98
world-class

326 Ratings
Ratings: 326
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: n/a
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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Ratings: 326 | Reviews: 257
Reviews by jim102864:
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4.78/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Glad I took some notes last night when I stopped in for a bite post-Extreme Beer Fest (session 1), otherwise, I probably wouldn't be able to recall much about the experience. Arrived at about 4:45PM. The bar had not yet filled up (thank God) so I was able to belly up no problem. Then I realized that I was sitting right next to the front door which meant a blast of cold arctic air everytime someone came in. The barkeep was fine with me moving to the other bar (which must be the "Monks Cell") away from the door. Loved the hanging Einstein-esque bare lightbulbs in the first bar and the more intimate feeling in the Cell area. The hanging wrought iron cathedral style lamp in the first bar also caught my eye. Anyway, the Belgian list was very extensive, but I wasn't bowled over by the comparatively minimal selection of Belgian browns. Maybe that's nitpicking since the remaining selection was massive. Started with a Urthel Samaranth (bottle) in a gorgeous Urthel stemmed glass. Loved the hanging Belgian glasses. In my simple mind, it's not just about the beer, it's the glassware that also makes Belgian Belgian, so nice job in that respect. Ordered the mac and cheese with sausage and shrimp. Hot and spectacular on this cold New England night. Truly hit the spot. This is a wonderful place to enjoy special beer. Not cheap, mind you, but Belgian never is no matter where you may find it, but the price is worth it. Great atmosphere, efficient service and a wonderful pub in one of my favorite cities. I will likely return when I go to NERAX this spring.

More User Reviews:
Photo of bcmac983
4.89/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Beersilio
3.79/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.11/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Nichols33
4.04/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of slasich
4.19/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of duffman14
4.85/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

The only thing bad about this place is that everyone else loves it too

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of benzalman
4.44/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of American_Hawk
4.76/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Dicers
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of DavidSomers
4.84/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of amasow
4.68/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Ken_P
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Mikexw
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of WillMcCollV
4.52/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of alexdanehy
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of meb3476
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of ZDSmith87
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of StrayteEDGE
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Amazing selection of Belgians and the food is great too

Photo of polloenfuego
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of cshafer7
5/5  rDev +12.6%

The best craft beer bar in Boston. Convienently in my neighborhood.

Might sound bias, but I'm glad I live in Brookline.

Photo of MMarkMelly
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Good Date Spot Great Selection.

Photo of kellyej
5/5  rDev +12.6%

This is by far the best bar I've ever had the pleasure of frequenting. They always have an awesome selection and the waiters/bartenders are very knowledgeable. On my last visit (July 2014), I had Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam Biere, Cantillon Classic Gueuze, and Lost Abbey Red Poppy. The staff comped our appetizer and a beer because they wanted to help us try some of their rarer (and more expensive) offerings. This place is a must for any beer lover's Boston trip. Nearby bars also worth checking out are The Abbey and The Washington Square Tavern.

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The Publick House in Brookline, MA
98 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.