Row 34

Not Rated.
Row 34Row 34
BA SCORE
98
world-class

15 Reviews
Reviews: 15
Visits: 80
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: n/a
Taps: 23
Bottles: 28
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

383 Congress St
Boston, Massachusetts, 02210-1811
United States
phone: (617) 553-5900

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Reviews: 15 | Visits: 80
Reviews by mynie:
Photo of mynie
4.38/5  rDev -6.4%
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. (1,255 characters)

More User Reviews:
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. (432 characters)

Photo of Mattymystique
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of JayF562
4.91/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of thegoon55
5/5  rDev +6.8%
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 +1.7%
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. (764 characters)

Photo of JoshuaCormier23
4.69/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of MattGrimley
4.33/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of RKing44
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jeff1973
4.14/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of W_Des
4.61/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Was in town for a conference and wanted some seafood and beer. I got some oysters from the raw bar and they were fantastic. Really fresh with differing levels of brininess. Followed that up with a fish collar that was very delicious. It had a nuoc cham sauce on it. I had the Houselager from Jack's Abbey and overall I though they had a good beer list on draft and in bottles. I wish there was more local stuff as that's what I like to try when I visit someplace new. Really hopping on a Monday night and the wait staff was very friendly to me. I was dressed down (hoodie, jeans and sneakers) and was still treated excellently. I would definitely go here again. Also it's right next to Trillium! (695 characters)

Photo of Bjorn2bWild
4.45/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Gatch
4.41/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I think this place is a bit over-hyped. Pretentious feel and clientele. Prices are high, even relative to the area. It was super busy when I was there so the service was not great but I can't knock them for having success and being popular. The raw bar is superb, that was my experience with the food. I had a glass of Jack's Abby Excess. What stood out to me was a mug of Mahr's Helles...$9! For real? Anyway, cool spot, but not the best place to drink beer in the Greater Boston area. Not by a long shot. (506 characters)

Photo of vonnerbeer
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of snowmageddon
4.32/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.54/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of liamt07
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of SawDog505
4.81/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Just a fun bar, cool set up, and awesome staff. The food is excellent at for Boston an excellent price, the lobster roll easily the best I have ever had. At least 10 great beers flowing on tap, with a very good bottle selection also. Overall a great experience. (262 characters)

Photo of Stevecarini
4.78/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Thanks to a waitress whom I didn't get a name from, I stumbled upon Omnipollo- I appreciate that recommendation - they know what their doing at Row34 from Seafood to beer. Oh hey, Trillium is right next door too. (212 characters)

Photo of smcolw
4.43/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Located near Trillium in South Boston, this is a hard place to get into, but it is worth the wait. First off, this a restaurant first, not a beer bar. The food is phenomenal. I recommend the oysters...many varieties, all of them good.

The beer is varied and unusual. The bar, however, is short without much space.

This is great place to go for dinner with a great beer selection. Get there early to make sure you have a table. (435 characters)

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.15/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of HopsHopenstein
4.39/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of American_Hawk
4.52/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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Row 34 in Boston, MA
98 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.