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Jack's Abby Brewing

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BEER AVG
4.06/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
87
Reviews:
2,405
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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
97
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
229
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
2.22%
 
 
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

100 Clinton Street
Framingham, Massachusetts, 01702
United States

(508) 872-0900 | map
jacksabbybrewing.com

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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 229
Reviews by ChipChaight:
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4.33/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of 20holmbrew
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went in on a Saturday afternoon for the first time. Very impressive space with lots of seating. There were over 20 lagers on tap. The staff was very attentive and helpful. Highly recomended.

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Photo of cadaugherty
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

After visiting 8 breweries in the Boston area, Jacks stood out as the best for many reasons. The large open table seating encouraged mingling with other guests, the food was delicious and the service exceptional at tables and at counters.

The beer was consistently interesting, tasty and well-made. We tried 23 beers with not a stinker in the mix. All the traditional lagers were clean and spot-on for the style. The variants and barrel-aged lagers were delicious! We had so much fun at Jack's...leave plenty of time for your visit. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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Photo of MilaMila
4.06/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of elkinbrown
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
3.88/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Stopped by for some flights and food. The beer is top notch as always. They had some nice brewery only offerings like Double BA Framminghammer which was a mix of brandy and bourbon Framminghammer. They also had a Cordon Rouge, BA Framminghammer with orange. Both were fantastic. They also had a really good wild ale called Cuvee D'Bandwagon.

The beer has always been great but the food was the real surprise. We had the pretzel, the chicken wings, a buffalo chicken pizza, and the scallops with risotto. They were all delicious. The scallops stole the show though. Sweet and very well prepared.

The space is very large and open. It's a brewery, restaurant, bottle shop, and bar.

The service was really good too. The server stopped by every ten minutes or so to check on us. Really attentive and offered great suggestions.

I wish I lived next to this place. I'll be heading back soon even though I'm almost two hours away.

The best part... Left with a crap load of BA Frammingahmmers and a growler of Orange Leisure Time.

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Photo of smanson56
4.23/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of LeRose
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

There is no comparison between the old and new Jack's Abby locations. Clinton Street is an infinite upgrade even if you discount the restaurant and just look at the retail beer. The only limitation is the cooler - it remains pretty small, but there are ample beers available for 32 and 64 oz growler fills.

The vibe is fantastic - it feels like a lace you want to be. The servers are excellent - from the greeting when you walk in to the bartenders (I don't think it is a fun job) to the waitstaff. Seating is ample and communal which just adds to the beer hall feel of the place. You can easily see into the brewery from the oversized windows, and there is a nice street view from the majority of the tables. We've been twice and it was packed both times, yet it doesn't feel crowded.

The food - that copper oven they were so proud of is a thing of beauty and does pump out some great food. The wood fired chicken wings are tasty, but were inconsistent. Once they were nice and crispy, but once they were a little soggy (cooked, but not crispy). We've tried two pizzas and both were great, with the prosciutto and arugula being our current favorite. Smoke and Dagger braised beef goulash was a very good dish as well. I think the food is a bit on the pricey side - a little more than what I am used to paying for similar food. The beer is obviously plentiful, but you do need to sit and look at the choices carefully - some things you can get in tasters, some you can't. Not a big deal, you just have to spend a few moments with the beer menu. We were not refused "sip" sized tasters of anything.

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Photo of Rizzy17
4.15/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of curtis6290
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of JFolster
4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of speedvagen
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.6/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of tb4475
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of rorjets
4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Stopped in on my way to Boston, on a Sunday afternoon. It's about 10 minutes or less off the Mass Pike. There were lots of people coming and going, with ample parking around the brewery. Once inside, there was a friendly hostess who asked if I had been there before (no), then give me the scoop. The place is huge, and there must have been 300 people inside, drinking beer, and eating at communal tables. They have a wood burning stove pizza operation going on right next to the bar. So I ordered my first beer (Excess IPL) at the bar, started a tab, then found a spot at one of the communal tables. Their were 24 beers on tap, with some fascinating choices. One example that I ordered, was the PB&J Barrel Aged Framinghammer Baltic Porter. Awesome!

Service was excellent, my waitress arrived shortly; I soon had my first flight of 4 beers (each beer sample is individually priced) and my meatball pizza ordered. The wait time for the pizza could not have been more then 10 minutes, despite the crowd. I had come alone, but ending up having some pleasant conversation with the people sitting next to me. I ordered a second flight, which arrived along with my pizza. All the beers were very good, some were excellent, and the pizza was also delicious!

This place is a destination for any beer geek. It's open daily, which isn't all that common for breweries, even those with food. And has a well-stocked store too. I picked up a few glasses on my way out. It will definitely be the place I stop whenever I head up the pike to Boston!

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Photo of Beersilio
4.76/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Great place to visit. I cannot recommend it more highly. Just a fun time with really good pizza. So many beer selections!

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Photo of WesM63
4.17/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of crossfit_lunatic
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of TripelMark
4.76/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of jbaker67
4.36/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of riy3rd
4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

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