The Publick House
Taps: 36 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 270 | Reviews: 250 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by wedge:
4.66/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This was my first trip to the Publick House in Brookline - decided to go with tastybeer to meet some fellow beer lovers (including ILiveOffHops below). I had tried to find this place before but failed miserably and gave up. This time was much easier after using a different direction finder (mapquest rather than google). Suprising amount of parking for a Saturday night in August.
Rather packed for such a late hour but friends already had control of a table. The beer menu was well organized and impressive. After sampling a few of the friend's selections I made my own. Very impressed by the presentation - all beers served in their appropriate glasses and all seemed to be quite fresh. A definate sense of care taken by the staff. Trappist ales, belgians, IPAs, double IPAs, lambics, etc. Most in the bottle with a modest yet impressive tap lineup (including Arrogant Bastard, Hercules, Hennepin, Smuttynose Wheatwine).
Prices were a bit high but well worth it for the quality and care. Nice atmosphere, not rediculously crowded, pretty good music - fitting for the dark setting. Excellent place to sample some rare brews.
I will definately return, this place met my expectations. They claim to have a growing and changing Imperial stout lineup depending on the season so I'll have to check that out. I'll have to stop by earlier as well to sample the food.
A superior beer bar for sure and worth the hour drive.
08-24-2005 01:48:58 | More by wedge
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The Publick House in Brookline, MA
98 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.