Taps: 180 / Bottles: 5
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
4.13/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This Yard house is located about 5 minutes from Fenway Park, making it a worthy destination, either before and after a Red Sox game.
Yard house has a good model and they follow it in all their locations. Tons of beers on tap (over 100) mostly craft selections. Large central bar, friendly service, large and modern feeling with an open floor plan, attentive service, crowd pleasing and tasty food, decent prices. I like the fact that they have a large semi outdoor area here, as well as a true out door area and a seperate outdoor bar.
Real nice place for a few beers and a bite before or after the game, also a good place to watch the game on their multiple large flat screens. Dont expect any beer rarities, but do expect an extensove list of the good stuff, including local craft options on tap.
Crowd pleasing is the operative term here, although I must mention that my 85 y.o. father wasnt crazy about the sound level of the music, so keep that in mind if you are out on the town with a senior citizen like I was.
09-18-2012 18:15:07 | More by Billolick
4/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Stopped into the new Yard House with a friend before the Bacon and Beer Fest on Saturday. Not too crowded on a non-Sox game day. Huge place. Lengthy bar with plenty of tables on both side. Really nice patio area in the the back which will be a popular spot on sunny days. Greeted by the hostess on the way in and out. Our bartender was friendly and got us our beers quickly. Huge tap menu is the signature of the Yard House. Plenty of choices from all the major brands, but nothing rare or obscure. Just as with YH Dedham, the menu here could get boring for a BA with a discriminating choice in beers. Prices were high but not too outrageous for a new bar in the Fenway area. Our pints were $6.50 each. I had a König Ludwig Weiss, which tasted great but had very little head. My pal liked his Great Divide Hoss. The huge craft menu size combined with the outdoor area will really help set this place apart in the Fenway area. It will be stiff competition for Jerry Remy's and Boston Beer Works.
04-30-2012 04:04:24 | More by morebeergood
3.53/5 rDev -12%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Reviewing any bar on St. Patrick's day only a week after opening may be a little unfair, but with no reviews I thought some information would be helpful, so here goes.
Went with my girlfriend on Saturday at around 10pm. We wanted to grab a couple drinks a little food and watch some hoops.
IDs were checked at the door, which according to our server isn't standard policy it was just because of the Holiday. You can either go to the hostess to get a table or head to the massive bar. We were seated right away and given menus by a very nice hostess.
The bar itself is massive, the whole place is huge. It was fairly packed but we still go seated and there was room to move around as long as you managed to avoid the clusters of folks trying to dance Irish jigs. There is a group of tabled seating in the front, and around the edges of the bar. In the back there is an outdoor patio.
We had to wait 10+ minutes before I asked if we could get someone to take our drink order. After that service was great. We each had a couple beers. Unfortunately two of our beers tasted oxidized / skunked. Something I'd be on the look out again for when I return.
For food we had a couple tacos which were really good. The menu is massive, you can find something no matter what your tastes. Prices went from $10 sandwiches and burgers to $30 steaks. Being right next to Fenway Park this will help them cater to people who want to grab a burger before the game, and those who want to entertain corporate guests before sitting in a luxury box at the game.
The music was a few decibles too loud but it was mostly classic rock (heard Led Zeppelin and the Beatles among many others) so I could tolerate it. The atmosphere was that of an upscale sports bar.
Oh yeah... the beer. Something like 150 taps, 5 rotating bottles, and 5 rotating taps. The taps are for the most part your standard flagship beers from breweries all across the county. There was a good selection of internationals too, your standard German and Belgian fare. You won't find too many rarities. The rotating taps included a rotating Sam Adams and Harpoon, plus Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye and Troegs Nugget Nectar. There is a good handful of locals tossed in, but the new small breweries that are popping up in and around Boston were missing. We didn't receive a breakdown but for 5 beers and the appetizer it was $47 + tip, not bad especially for the area.
If you want beer geeky stuff in the area you are better served by the Otherside, Bukowski's, and maybe even Boston Beer Works. But if you want a good pint, good food, and a sports bar atmosphere this is definitely your best bet.
03-18-2012 15:03:55 | More by jslot38
Yard House in Boston, MA
90 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.