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Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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Boston Beer Works - Canal StreetBoston Beer Works - Canal Street
BEER AVG
3.64/5
Based on:
147 Beers
863 Reviews
Place Score: 87
Reviews: 79
Visits: 109
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

112 Canal St
Boston, Massachusetts, 02114
United States
phone: (617) 896-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @beer_works

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Reviews: 79 | Visits: 109
Reviews by drewbage:
Photo of drewbage
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

After the BA warmup lunch at the Tap (before the 1st BBF), we quickly discovered that the Boston early winter wind was cold for a bunch of southerners. :)

Fortunately, just a half block beyond the T station is the Canal St location of the Beer Works chain. Slightly smaller than the Fenway location that I'm used to, but it follows the same diamond plate industrial design as the other locations.

Also similiar is the enormous number of house beers on tap. (One of the first lessons in brewpub disappointment was learning that not every place in universe brews that many house beers.)

Overall a vlean joint with the Beer Works theme, a wide selection of beers to keep you satisfied if not super thrilled. (714 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of tarkulich
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

A decent place to eat and drink for a franchised brewpub. My first disappointment was when choosing the beers for my flight of four, they were out of two of the beers I wanted to try. No big deal, though, since their selection was rather extensive. My second was when I was told that they had nothing on cask that month (the server didn't know for what reason). (364 characters)

Photo of meefmoff
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of ALC82
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Resuin
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited here on Sunday and this is in line with the other Beer Works locations that I have been to. Prices are a bit higher than in Hingham, which is to be expected. I always really enjoy the food at Beer Works. The menu has plenty of varieties of sandwiches, burgers, and entrees. their Rajun Cajun and veggie burger are two staples that I usually get. The beer is usually more hit than miss and there seems to be a good fifteen ales on tap. The location is open and airy for the area. Vibe is modern microbrewery. The restaurant was not overly busy when we dined, so service was attentive and timely. Bottom line with Beer Works is that it is a good place to stop for a beer and food before an event at the garden. (725 characters)

Photo of PJK
4.43/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Canal Street BBW has a very comfortable vibe, with pleasing, industrial decor. Service is good-to-very good. But I don't understand why all Beer Works locations insist on having the servers explain their "team service" concept. Like you're going to freak out if the person who delivers your food is different from the one who took your order. Don't most places work that way? Does it really require an explanation ahead of time? As long as I can find someone if I need ketchup or silverware, we're good. Aside from that, the service is fine.

The food for me is on the high end of pub fare. Good burgers, sandwiches and sides. Overall a pretty safe bet (661 characters)

Photo of TBonez477
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of 31Sam13
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of xICooRsYIx
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of dwatulak
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Hop_God
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Dicers
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of NateF90
3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of harrisjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of chefdave37
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of rjp217
3.36/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of mr-jj
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Big place with lots of seating. Food was standard brew pub fare and of good quality. Beer selection was okay - lots of styles should cover most peoples tastes. (162 characters)

Photo of tikk
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of harsley
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Boston71
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kevintaraross
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of vonnerbeer
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Nickcal
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Boston Beer Works - Canal Street in Boston, MA
87 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.