The Publick House
Taps: 36 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 275 | Reviews: 251 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by palmdalethriller:
4.68/5 rDev +5.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The Publick house is by far my favorite restaurant in the greater Boston area. The massive, and I mean absolutely massive, selection of beers in bottles and the pretty frequent rotation of beers on tap make this place worth visiting for the beer alone. And the food is fantastic as well - I recommend trying whatever the special is at the time.
As for service, I would give it a 5, but they are often so crowded that they seem a little understaffed. The waiters I've dealt with, as well as the bartenders, have all been pretty friendly - just a little overworked.
The pricing is pretty reasonable, you can get away with a salad and some beer (some salads are lots more than just lettuce, don't worry) and leave with a cheap bill, or you can go all out and leave with a 100 dollar tab. All in all, it's a fantastic place.
03-12-2008 19:54:45 | More by palmdalethriller
More User Reviews:
2.64/5 rDev -40.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$
So my friends and I stopped here after a bar-jumping experience last weekend in Boston. Let's set the stage... All three of us are experienced beercationers who travel and pursue beer to the extreme. 2 from Baltimore and me from Mpls, so you know we know good beer and service.
This place did not have good service. I noticed the Heady Topper sign out front, bolted into the wall. So, you can imagine my surprise when I was met with denial when I asked for one. When mentioned the sign, the waitress told me they have a Guinness sign too, but didn't carry that beer. The problem was, she was so condiscending and rude that it put me off. We ordered 2 beers from the beer menu, and the waitress looked at the chalkboard and said they didn't have it. But when I pointed out that it was on the actual menu, she backtracked and attempted to spin it that either the menu or the chalkboard was wrong.
Problem is, I am the customer and how am I to know which one was correct. I have experienced rudeness at Chicago's Map Room, to the point I will never, ever go back to this pretentious and elitiest bar and The Publick House is absolutely no difference.
Boston has enough great beer bars, this one, along with it's shitty service, can easily be forgotten.
03-27-2014 02:59:16 | More by stbroome
The Publick House in Brookline, MA
98 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.