Sunset Grill & Tap

BA SCORE
94
outstanding

223 Reviews
Sunset Grill & TapSunset Grill & Tap
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

130 Brighton Ave
Allston, Massachusetts, 02134-2811
United States

(617) 254-1331 | map
allstonsfinest.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
223
Ratings:
306
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
Taps:
112
Bottles/Cans:
380
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 223 | Ratings: 306
Reviews by Boilermaker88:
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4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Site for the ABF Post-Party, a Colorado beer themed event featuring beers from Avery, Boulder, and Great Divide. I showed up 30 minutes ahead of time so I got to sit at the front bar (there're two) and scan the beerlist.
First I should say I nearly walked past before seeing the sign high up. Inside the front area is filled with smallish tables and the bar dominates the right side. Immediately inside the front door, if you turn right you enter the back bar area. It has a small bar in the back and a number of high tables on the left and low tables down the right. The front bar is cozier whereas the back bar is well-lit and more open.
Okay, the beer. Ryan, the bartender, handed me a beerlist that took on the proportions of Webster's Dictionary. First, there's 112 taps with nary a macro in sight. The taps run two-high along the back of the building, disappearing from sight at the front bar and re-emerging at the back bar. Then there's the bottle list with an ungodly number of foreign and domestic brews. My biggest complaint is I got eye strain reading the tiny type. Every style know to man was available and all the beers I had were fresh.
The service was very friendly and did an excellent job keeping up with a bunch of BA's continuely pinging them for another beer. Ryan offered what were the most recently tapped kegs and the roving staff kept refilling water glasses non-stop. Marc, the owner, was really friendly and spent a lot of time with Denali and me as we worked our way through a sampler of eight different meads, some domestic and others from places like Poland.
The food was simply amazing. Marc and his crew did a bang-up job catering the post-party, providing an assortment of delicious food that paired well with the Colorado-based brews. Prices on the menu I peeked at seemed on par with what I've come to expect.
All in all, I don't think there was a better place to pick for the ABF post-party and I'm damn glad I went. Sunset Grill and Tap is a must-stop during a stay in Boston.

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Photo of Kmadnesss
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Basic bar food but a large beer selection and lots of taps!

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Photo of StoutLover14
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of wallacic
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Buddance
4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Shellynix
2.44/5  rDev -42.2%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 2 | service: 1.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.25

Photo of GarrettGus
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jcorn
4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Went here maybe 2 months ago & was impressed by the huge draft list. However, literally the first 5 beers I ordered from it they had "just run out of." Food was pretty solid though.

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Photo of scxcrunner
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of bostonbeans
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of stevens_dan
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 2.75

Photo of rjp217
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.74/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of RKing44
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of slasich
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Sweeneydawg
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of trevorpost
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Nichols33
4.05/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of epyon396
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of benzalman
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of seanzig
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of American_Hawk
4.64/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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Sunset Grill & Tap in Allston, MA
4.22 out of 5 based on 306 ratings.
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