Brew City Grill & Brew House
Taps: 43 / Bottles: 155
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
3.95/5 rDev +11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Pretty much just a standard bar feel and a pretty good sized dining room. Both rooms have TVs with local sports playing as well as ESPN/Sportscenter. Hard to describe the atmosphere, not much going on. Not a beer-geek haven but you could satisfy anyone here.
42 taps I think it is with a range from Guinuess/Bud to Racer 5, Harpoon, Sam Adams and other local brews from both Western MA and the Boston area, fairly well-rounded. I wouldn't expect barleywine or RIS draft but they do have a decent bottle list as well with Rochefort 10s and some staples of different styles (run-on). Service is prompt for food and drinks and the workers are nice and cheerful. Beer is fresh and pours are nice.
Food is pub fare and standard american dishes for the most part. I usually get a burger and they make a pretty good one. Pulled pork is also nice as well as the appetizers.
Food prices seem a bit high but the beer prices are lower than Worcester average. They also always have 20oz specials it seems on anything from Newcastle to Sam Adams. A good place for lunch or watching a game over a few beers.
08-26-2011 15:44:06 | More by cbutova
4.25/5 rDev +20.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Good place but they seem to push Harpoon all the time. I think if they reached out and really got some serious craft beers on tap and let the public know they would really get a good crowd. They should have a beer selection always visible. I have only seen it once. Kind of high priced beers though.
The staff is great service wise. I have never drilled them on their beer knowledge.
Food was good 5 dollar apps is a perfect fit for having a couple beers.
Worth a brief visit..they have keno too which helps. Very local type place dont think people come from far to go here. Will be looking for more from them in the future.
07-13-2011 01:37:15 | More by derekmorris7
3.45/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 4 | $$
Had a good lunch there, but very disappointed. They make a big deal about having three casks on in their advertising. Even sell t-shirts bragging about it. But when we went three for lunch, there were only two listed on the beer menu. The server said they were waiting for a third "to be delivered."
Ordered sample sizes of both, only to have the server come back and tell me they were out of one of those.
I did salvage a nice lunch with a 24-oz bomber of 2009 Sierra Nevada Estate, so all was not lost. But I went there specifically because of the drafts listed on their Web site. I could buy a bottled beer and drink it at home.
The food was good. I had a grilled veggie salad with grilled yellowfin that was cooked perfect medium rare. One of my companions had their mac and cheese with smoked chicken, and another had pulled pork and tomato soup. Tasted both and both were very good.
But next time i get to Worcester I'm going to try Armsby Abbey, which I hear has a more eclectic selection of beers and very good food (actually wish I'd have gone there after hearing they had 2007 Troegs Mad Elf on tap -- would love to see how that tastes after aging)
02-26-2011 03:15:23 | More by HoopTime
Brew City Grill & Brew House in Worcester, MA
83 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.