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Bukowski Tavern

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Bukowski TavernBukowski Tavern
BA SCORE
88
very good

152 Ratings
Ratings: 152
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: n/a
Taps: 22
Bottles: 150
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

50 Dalton St
Boston, Massachusetts, 02115-3129
United States
phone: (617) 437-9999

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Reviews by aerozeppl:
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This place really stuck out during EBF weekend. The bar is super narrow and it does have that dive bar kind of feel to it. It really is not a dive though. I was impressed not only with the tap selection (Got a Founders Red Rye and Sixpoint Bengali Tiger) but the bottle list as well. The prices were very reasonable with pints being around a dollar less than other bars that had the same beer. The food was also really good. The pulled pork sandwitch was a real hit with everyone who got it. The waitress really did not know beer that well but at least she coped to it and was nice always making sure we got what we needed. All in all a nice stop where you can kind of get off the beaten path.

More User Reviews:
Photo of benzalman
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of mynie
4/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

My thing is, I fucking hate Bukowski as a writer. He makes the rest of us wordy alcoholics appear even worse than we actually are--as, as if this world already wasn't prejudiced enough against my active, booze-forward lifestyle.

There's navelgazing, and then there's a fat violent hack writing novels about himself where he's still a violent hack only somehow everyone love him because he's misunderstood. And then there's legions of morons (at least before Chuck Palahniuk and Brett Easton-Ellis started stealing his readership) who just worship the guy, because what self-pitying feeb doesn't love reading about his own, lionized avatar.

Ok. That out of the way, I was prejudiced going in. I stopped by about a year ago and didn't think twice about it.

But then, New Years Eve, Bukowski's was on our walking route. And they featured prominent signs announcing that there wasn't going to be any NYE celebratory bullshit. Nor would there be covers. Or, fuck it, actually, they paid everyone who came in a dollar, in protest of NYE covers. I'm dead serious, and that's awesome.

The tap list is isn't very broad, it's but good. Nearly all of it was from MA. The food is fried crap, but solid. The bar itself is physically narrow and woody, and it can quickly get busy and uncomfortable. But the crowd is friendly and unpretentious, they don't blast shitty music, and it's inexpensive. It's also the best beer bar in its immediate vicinity.

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3.39/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

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4.43/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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Bukowski Tavern in Boston, MA
88 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.