Sunset Grill & Tap

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309 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(617) 254-1331

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
309
pDev:
10.19%
 
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Ratings: 309 |  Reviews: 224
Reviews by Todd:
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4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I've been critical of the Sunset in the past, but Marc Kaddish is currently doing an awesome job. And with over 100 taps and around 400 in the bottle, the selection is one of the best in America. You name it, chances are you'll find it (if he can get it in MA). Huge focus on craft beer here, with lots of respect for the local brewing scene, and quality - lines are kept clean and dates are checked. Marc's prices are also the cheapest in the Boston area, which makes the Sunset the most approachable and affordable beer bar in the area - which I think is key to spreading the good word of better beer.

The bar is split into two, each providing a slightly different vibe, with some downstairs seating as well. Marc also has plans to knock the walls down and take over the first floor of Big City, and then install a massive new bar and provide a lot more capacity for drinking and dinning - much needed as this place is very popular.

Food-wise, the menu is massive. Eclectic, big portioned and very affordable. While the items might not wow you, they are at least solid and hit the spot - their pot-stickers are great. Service-wise, never had bad service. Everyone is very attentive and very friendly, and you get the feeling that everyone actually cares about beer or at the very least shows some interest.

One of my favorite destinations for a pint, and a must for anyone visiting the area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jtk21351
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of 7irondave
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

They have a big tap list . . . but no top end beers. My stomach is still fuct up from the food 3+ hrs later. I would recommend Lulu's instead if you're in the area

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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 SnugTeam6
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

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Sunset Grill & Tap in Allston, MA
Place rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 309 ratings