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Row 34

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

16 Reviews
Reviews: 16
Visits: 94
Avg: 4.64
pDev: n/a
Taps: 23
Bottles: 28
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

383 Congress St
Boston, Massachusetts, 02210-1811
United States
phone: (617) 553-5900 | map
www.row34.com

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Place added by: Jason on 12-02-2013

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Reviews: 16 | Visits: 94
Reviews by mynie:
Photo of mynie
4.38/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Located in the heart of one of Boston's most expensive districts, this place oozes class and money and banks and all the other stuff generally associated with humorless white people. Normally I would not be allowed in such a joint, but I just so happened to have finished a job interview and was clad in a fine 3-piece that was tailored for me, personally, by the experts at Sears.

The aesthetic is aggressively open and white (in the color sense, not the racial sense). It gleams like heaven, or the end of a detergent commercial. There's a bar in the middle looking directly into the kitchen and then high-top seats round the perimeter. Above the bar is a pegboard sign that announces the beer list in white, sans serif letters, as if they were sandwiches at a deli. It's a very cool touch, and thankfully it's also supplemented with printed beer lists.

The selection was broad and extensive, and while it was pricey it wasn't as bad as many other places in the area. There was nothing too horribly obscure on draft (Maine's Mo was there, though), although the bottle selection had some hard to find stuff at sky-high prices (50 bucks for a Bo and Luke).

So it's not exactly my scene, but it's still a very nice beer bar with some very nice seafood.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.5/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of hotsudge
4.21/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.68/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

From Vegas and was looking for good for and local beer....Row 34 was perfect spot. Solid lists of beer Maine Beer Co, Trillium. I had a beer drank half talked to our waiter and he comped it without me saying anything. Food was fresh and outstanding service. Going back tomorrow.

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Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.63/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Btip1969
4.89/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of benzalman
4.45/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of blisscent
4.34/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of dailyminefield
4.51/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of orangesol
4.5/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Ela
4.68/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of bostonbeans
4.84/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.66/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of hopsrus
4.79/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Irishace9
4.74/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of WunderLlama
4.66/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Right next door to Trillium. Always a great beer listing which they definitely work hard at sourcing. The food is excellent. It's an oyster bar owned by Skip Bennett of Island Creek oysters fames. Gotta love my home grown Duxbury oysters. More selections other than just oysters . Definitely for those who like seafood and micro beers. Those folks looking to thin the herd might want to choose another restaurant. Pricey but great.

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Photo of Mattymystique
5/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of JayF562
4.91/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of thegoon55
5/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of tvghost
4.66/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.76/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is absolutely dope.

The beer selection is unrivaled, about 20 taps, some great stuff from MA breweries, including good ol' Trillium, a few classic German lagers, and a good amount of sours and whatnot from all over. There is always something super interesting on tap here. The prices are rather high, as per the neighborhood and the Boston area in general, but the quality is certainly there.

The food is also killer, I don't love seafood, I actually hate it, but the lobster roll was still one of the best things I've ever had. People in the party I was in were absolutely digging the raw bar.

The vibe is really cool, really open with high ceiling, and just very cool to see the huge raw bar in all it's glory.

This place is a must stop in Boston.

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Photo of JoshuaCormier23
4.69/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of MattGrimley
4.33/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of RKing44
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jeff1973
4.14/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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Row 34 in Boston, MA
98 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.