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 by henkster:
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2.78/5  rDev -34.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I have been to Sunset numerous times over the years and am finally writing a review after a recent visit. I really want to like this place, and my wife and I give it a chance every 6 months or so, but we always walk away disappointed. The recurring themes are: 1) something always tastes "off" with the draft beers; 2) they have a huge bottle list, but my first two or three selections are unavailable; and 3) it's filled with a rowdy bunch of college kids. My most recent trip just confirmed earlier impressions. The owner seems to be trying to do the right thing by offering unique beers, but the overall focus seems to be on quantity rather than quality.

The food is decent, but nothing out of the ordinary. The service is fine, but the staff don't seem particularly knowledgable about beer.

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More User Reviews:
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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