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Reviews: 3
Visits: 6
Avg: 3.89
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: 25
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

149 P St
Boston, Massachusetts, 02127-4343
United States
phone: (617) 269-0900

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Place added by: AleLovinRuskie on 04-27-2011

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Reviews: 3 | Visits: 6
Photo of mnj21655
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

Come here for the food, seriously, its excellent. The beer selection is better then elsewhere in Southie and in my experience the beer has always been fresh. While I'll never expect to find anything too obscure but they have made some kind of effort to offer a limited variety of quality beers from a number of brewers. I used to live a few blocks away and have been here a fair number of times. Servers and bartenders have at least been cordial; at worst I've had visits with average service and it's never had a negative impact on my experience. The place has a good vibe, it's cool but not overly hip. It can get very crowded so I'd recommend reservations if you're going for dinner. Once again, the food is amazing, I've had some of the best meals of my life here. I can personally recommend the pot roast, brick house chicken, and most enthuastically the porchetta (a rotating Saturday night dinner special).

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Photo of huuvola
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This is an oasis in the vast desert of macro beer offerings typically found in Southie. They have more than 20 beers on tap, with a number of craft options. It's not a particularly imaginative beer list (leans a little too heavy on the Belgian styles for my taste), but it's broad enough that you should be able to find a few beers that interest you.

I had a Sixpoint Righteous Rye that was priced around $6/glass. And the Belgians on the list (Chimay, Duvel, Affligem) are priced around $9/glass(!). So, prices are definitely a little high for Southie, but there are a range of less expensive options (e.g., Narragansett for $4.50).

I found it interesting that they have Bantam Wunderkind cider on draft (Bantam is a craft cider maker based in Cambridge, MA); until my visit to Local 149, I'd only seen it available in bottles. $6/glass, but not sure how many ounces you get with that.

Bonus points: They appeared to be using proper glassware for most pours.

Food was very solid (deep fried brussels sprouts -- unique and delicious). Service was good; the bartender was busy, but attentive. All in all, it's a solid place and worth checking out if you're in Southie. Because of price and location, I'd hesitate to recommend it over my more favorite beer bars in Boston (e.g., Deep Ellum, Atwood's Tavern, Cambridge Brewing Company), but it's a good option in the area.

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Photo of Fclfcs
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Local 149 is the best beer bar in Southie, hands down. They have a regular list of decent Belgians (Chimay, Duvel, etc), and a small rotating tap list of local craft beers. It's a modest but well-curated selection and a welcome relief from the Playwright and its twin brother on East Broadway.

The reason to go to Local 149, however, is the food. They have a seasonal menu consisting largely of organic and locally grown ingredients. They also have an ever-changing selection of bar bites (deviled eggs, kobe beef sliders, pigs in a blanket, fried pickles, etc).

Overall, it's a well-needed oasis of good food and good beer in Southie.

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Local 149 in Boston, MA
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