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Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon Brewery & Beer HallHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
BEER AVG
3.68/5
Based on:
72 Beers
20,242 Ratings
Place Score: 95
Ratings: 138
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: n/a
Taps: 15
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

306 Northern Ave
Boston, Massachusetts, 02210-2324
United States
phone: (617) 574-9551

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Reviews by mynie:
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3.92/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Sometimes I forget about the massive variation in scale that exists within the craft beer world. Hanging around People's and Sun King and making frequent stops at Three Floyds and Millstream give me a certain idea of how big a brewery is supposed to be. Then I stumble across a place like this, located in a literal shipyard with a fleet of trucks waiting in front of a factory facade, and I remember just how much work and development goes into making a nationally recognized brand.

Years ago, when I first getting into good beer, Harpoon was the shit. It's one of those forgotten breweries, like Great Lakes and Victory, that used to be stylistic standard-bearers but have since gotten replaced several times over by the proliferation of local breweries. Go to a store now in any place that's not fucking horrible and 75% of the domestic craft selection will be from in-state. It makes sense; there's just that many breweries now. But they're all super expensive and most aren't that great. Once, not that long along, places like Harpoon helped build up the craft scene, and they did by widely distributed well-brewed, medium priced beer. They didn't have time to become EXTREME, because they were too busy being competent.

So here's the big, long, narrow, big, woody, tracklighted, big college bar brewery establishment thing that sits in the middle of an impressive brewing and shipping campus. The beers are Harpoon, which you've had. The service is friendly and the establishment is well worth touring.

More User Reviews:
Photo of poppollutesminds
4.47/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Gottatryemall
5/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Really nothing bad to say , beautiful facility , and excellent beer. They also give tours .. About an hour long with a tasting along the way ! Finish up your visit in their GermAn style beer hall fully equipped with fresh baked pretzels!

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.43/5  rDev -20.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Atmosphere consisted of tons of college kids. Beers were okay and the tap selection was pretty good, but virtually no info on the beers was available. Worth a stop if in the area, but not a place I would make the effort to go to.

Photo of chudson1992
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of AGust82
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of slarrage
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Love the new beer hall - fun, energetic vibe. Good mix of locals and tourists. One of our favorite places to bring friends from out of town.

Photo of Martelljw2
4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of NickTinyRace
3.57/5  rDev -17%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

They have a great thing going. I went there for Harpoon Festival. The atmosphere was great and the staff was more than accommodating.

Photo of mduvalipa
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Walked in around 230 pm Friday after holiday great employees great help. Pretzels and beer a great idea and yummy !

Photo of Marco_Fontecchio
4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.34/5  rDev -22.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3

nice place, just not a big verity. i took the tour and it was great. but the beer is so so

Photo of Sweeneydawg
3.55/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of kevdemers
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of parris
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ksolekjr
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Benesi88
3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of Yanaguana
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Best Eastcoast IPA. Understated Hop taste, nice finish.

Photo of Gww1864
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CreightonSM
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of dabarton
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Rideguy64
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of illpass78
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall in Boston, MA
95 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.