The Publick House
Taps: 36 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by mzwolinski:
4.86/5 rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
This was my one beer stop on a day trip to Boston, and it did not disappoint. Some friends and I showed up at around 10:00 on a Tuesday evening. Cool tunes on the jukebox -- Radiohead, followed by some Modest Mouse and Postal Service -- along with a smart-looking crowd, and intriguing, (partially)candlelit decor. My hopes were high!
The kitchen was closed, alas, so I had to skip that aspect of the experience.
Nevertheless, the beer menu offered quite enough choices to satisfy. Lots of Belgian and Belgian-style ales in bottles, and a fair sampling of microbrews -- though, oddly enough, there seemed to be more West-Coast brews than New England regionals. I ordered a Cantillion Gueze, but was disappointed to find they were fresh out. Likwise with the second beer I ordered. Normally, this would be pretty annoying, but Anam Cara's menu was large enough to keep my interest piqued. I ended up finding another gueze, followed by a strong Belgian dark ale.
Prices were about $7-8 a bottle for the obscure stuff, less for some of the domestics. The bartender was awesome. He apologized profusely for not having the beers I wanted, and was quite knowledgeable regarding the selection. Every beer was served at its proper temperature, and in the proper glassware. Couldn't help feeling sorry for the few representatives of the hoi polloi sipping Coors Light from the bottle. Such famine in the midst of bounty! Ah well, more for me and my mates, I suppose!
This is definitely a spot not-to-be-missed.
06-21-2004 07:18:24 | More by mzwolinski
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