The Publick House

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The Publick HouseThe Publick House
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world-class

255 Reviews
Reviews: 255
Visits: 334
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: n/a
Taps: 36
Bottles: 100
Cask: 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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Reviews: 255 | Visits: 334
Reviews by snilsen13:
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4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Possibly the most knowlegable beer bar in New England. Once known as the Anam Cara Publik House (recently changed) and it has history going back to the beginnings of Brookline (300 years). The setting is often swarmed on Fri and Sat night with BC kids. However, weekday evenings (or after 12 on weekends) are mellow and the time to go. The beer slecetion is huge with 30+ taps pouring everything you could hope for. For example, they change their taps quite fequently and during the Belgain Beer Fest they changed to all Belgians on tap. Wow! If your inclined to do bottles the selection is in a well designed menu and includes some pricey rarities as well as a generally excellent assortment from across teh globe.

The bar is friendly. If your lucky tastings might come your way. They have a sweet sampler of 4 short beers for a very decent price. You could become a beer pro frequenting this pub and taking this option.

Food is good, well above average pub fare, but heavy and mocks gourmet. I would prefer a simpler, lighter cusine. You can get a burger and fries but they would be huge and tweaked out.

The music and voluem of it suits my taste fine. Never pop. Always somethign punkish but rarely abrasive. It sort of matches as a cross between hip alternative (like Franz Ferdinand) and solid traditional punk (Clash). In the mornings (they don't do the brunch anymore, sadly) Elliot Smith. Not as good as some more hipster pubs, like Bukowskis, but still pretty good. Volume is sopt on.

Lots of Belgian beer parafanalia and big lounging chairs and a fireplace and big TV when it matters and all those nicities. (1,629 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of JayF562
4.88/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of ntmastromarino
4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.95/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Visited while on business in Boston last month. The place was absolutely mobbed, but the atmosphere was really nice. A great mix of people from all backgrounds. The selection was phenomenal. They have amazing Belgian offerings, local offerings, and great American craft bruise from all over the country. Very friendly staff. I cannot think of a better beer bar anywhere. (375 characters)

Photo of xICooRsYIx
4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Sweeneydawg
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Went here during the weekend of EBF for lunch. God, I love this place.

We went right at opening, so it was not crowded, and got placed in a window seat. There are 3 visible rooms here, you walk into a small bar area. To the left is a very small room with small tables. To the right, is a larger dining area that we were sat in. Very sunny and inviting place for sure.

There's about 35 well curated and interesting taps here. At our visit, they had tons of Port/Lost Abbey/Hop Concept leftovers from a previous attempt, so I got to indulge in a Track 10- Bat out of Hell and a Mongo. Poured well, and quite delicious. I can tell that even on a non-event day/week, the list is incredibly nice. There's a substantial bottle list as well.

The food is excellent. The frites were some of the best I've ever had, and the various dipping sauces you can get with them were all well made. My fiancee got a short rib grilled cheese sandwich that was delicious. Everything on the menu looked really tasty.

The prices were Boston-typical, and high for me. They weren't extraordinarily bad though, and no worse than any comparable place in Boston.

The service was excellent. The waiter was very helpful with questions, and being there when we needed him. Not sure how the service is at a busy time, but it was fine in the afternoon.

I was just so happy being here- it's one of the best beer bars in the country, for sure. (1,413 characters)

Photo of bcmac983
4.89/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Beersilio
3.79/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Nichols33
4.04/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

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

Photo of duffman14
4.85/5  rDev +10%
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 (70 characters)

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of benzalman
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of American_Hawk
4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Dicers
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of DavidSomers
4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of amasow
4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Ken_P
4.41/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Mikexw
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of WillMcCollV
4.52/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of alexdanehy
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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The Publick House in Brookline, MA
98 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.