Taps: 32 / Bottles: 27
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by harsley:
3.73/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This place was pretty neat to go to. It's set up like a huge German Hall (just like places in Germany I was told by someone who has been) with huge ceilings and nice open space. It was very noisey, but on a Friday night that was fine. They have plenty of big tables to accommodate large groups. Lots of dark woods everywhere and very authentic. Wait staff was good, fairly attentative and we rarely had to wait very long for anything we needed. Food was well done, although for being a German restaurant, they only had like a handful of German dishes (besides apps). It's very much "Americanized" and now has a wide variety of foods. I tried a couple different dished at the table and they all seemed nicely done.
Beer menu was very good. They had a nice selection of taps but the bottles had even more. Taps had some macro-swill, some craft and some authentic German beers. Bottles had some good picks (Dupont, Chimay, Lindemans) among others. I'd highly recommend checking it out for a fun night. They have some piano player on weekend nights who sits in the front by the door and people will sing along and things like that....we were sitting in the back luckily. A loud and fun place for night out for good beer and good food.
02-07-2007 18:18:14 | More by harsley
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3.5/5 rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I came one late afternoon on Memorial Day. While the place is quite large, there were very few patrons (maybe six!) here. In fact, the staff out numbered us. I was struck by the streamers across the ceiling with placards advertising a Paulaner Oktoberfest. The bar features lots of dark, elaborately carved wood. It's like stepping back to an era no longer available.
The smells from the kitchen are attractive. First, I experienced Bratwurst, and then grilled marinated steak. Although I didn't try any food, the aroma "therapy" was superb.
The service was fine, but the server at the bar did not really understand the selections. Still, with 44 beers on tap, many of true nuggets, it's hard to go wrong. I did not note too many really hard-to-find beers, but the selection offered many high-quality beers. In most cities, this would be a top-notch beer bar, but not Boston.
05-26-2014 21:04:16 | More by smcolw
3.24/5 rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$
We had lunch here while touring Boston. The atmosphere is German beer bar with lots of flags and beer decor. Quality was below my rating of average. Service was friendly and helpful. Beer selection was very good and that's about the best thing I can say about this place. I had a pastrami sandwich and it was horrible. The meat was dry and while the roll was tasty there wasn't anything on it. One tiny slice of pickle came with. Others in our party had the chicken BLT which was good and a sausage sampler plate which looked really dry and bland but they said it was good. Every table did get a bucket of corn bread which somehow seemed out of place for a German eatery. I can't eat corn bread and no one else ate it at our table so it all went to waste. Maybe a mixed bucket of bread like rye or sour dough would be a better choice. Value was reasonable.
05-22-2014 12:15:27 | More by Jodi215
Jacob Wirth in Boston, MA
87 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.