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Bison County Smokehouse And Grill

Not Rated.
Bison County Smokehouse And GrillBison County Smokehouse And Grill
BA SCORE
87
very good

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.03%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

275 Moody St.
Waltham, Massachusetts, 02453
United States
phone: (617) 642-9720

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(Place added by: John)
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Reviews by John:
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3.83/5  rDev +1.1%

This place is borderline for the beer bar category, so conservatively, I think bar/pub is the best classification. Bison County has a respectable selection of good brews on tap. 18 or so taps with notables being Victory HopDevil, Belhaven Scottish Ale, Sierra Nevada Pale and Brooklyn Brown. The usual suspects round out the remainder Guinness, Bass, Sam, Blue Moon, other macros, etc. Noteworthy bottles – Anchor, Magic Hat, Flying Dog. Casual atmosphere and good service. I had some of the tastiest wings ever here…be sure to try the smoked wings (I had the “crazy hot” Fire Wings, which were not all that hot). A couple pints of fresh HopDevil washed them down effectively. They offer some other very good menu selections including, you guessed right, Bison. If that’s not your thing don’t worry there’s also beef, pork and chicken. Definitely worth a try.

John, Sep 08, 2003
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3.29/5  rDev -13.2%

Visited 8/25/2010 for just beers. Bartender was Hillary.

Decent tap selection, but not huge. Bottle selection looked like it might have been better, and the sign out front touted that it was recently increased, but there was no bottle list and Hillary didn't know all of them. She did pull some of the newer ones out for me to look at.

Looks like it could be a hoppin' place at dinner time or on another night. As it was, it was moderately busy with a couple tables drinking after dinner and a handful of us at the bar.

Hillary was very attentive and responsive, but as mentioned above, wasn't extremely knowledgeable about the beer. In addition to not knowing the bottle list very well, she didn't know exactly which Palm beer they had on tap, only that it was Belgian.

They had just tapped a new keg of Berkshire Steel Rails. My sample had a very off smell and taste (a friend concurred). When I mentioned it to Hillary, she smelled and tasted and said it couldn't be right. She poured and dumped a pint or two, then pulled another sample that was much better. Not sure what the problem was, thinking it was something in the lines. So she gains points for this, but still disappointed a bit on her overall beer knowledge.

I'm out here for business frequently. I'd like to come back for the food some time and update my review. Maybe they'll have a bottle list.

MichaelinFishers, Aug 26, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

calling bison county a beer bar, in my opinion, is a bit of a stretch. i really do like this place, but it seems like the last three times i've been in there i stared at the tap list for five minutes, and ended up ordering a hop devil each time. and last time i was there pretty much everyone around me was drinking bud and coors light. they do have a nice selection of bottles and that includes your standard belgians, but my philosophy is draft when out - bottles at home. all the bbq i've had has been decent, good sized portions for the cost. sides are some-what predictable and unexciting. i've never tried any of the tex-mex because there are much better options in the neighborhood. apps seem to be the most consistent - catfish nuggets, buffalo shrimp, arizona egg rolls are my faves. great place to sit at the bar and watch a game while enjoying a beer and an appetizer. hope to see more of a draft selection in the future.

BeerGood, Jun 15, 2010
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Bison County Smokehouse And Grill in Waltham, MA
87 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.