The Lower Depths

BA SCORE
90
outstanding

79 Ratings
The Lower DepthsThe Lower Depths
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

476 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, Massachusetts, 02215-2712
United States

(617) 266-6662 | map
thelowerdepths.com

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Added by swhitt on 12-13-2006

PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
44
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
6.47%
 
 
Taps:
16
Bottles/Cans:
150
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 44
Reviews by IBUnit63:
Photo of IBUnit63
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This is a place that's good for postgame beers down Comm Ave from the pahhhk...it's got more of a professional crowd to it...not quite poser but definitely a little on the yuppyish side. Music isn't bad, furniture and fixtures look good. Doesn't really give off a warm, welcoming feeling though - can't put my finger on it...

Taps...around 10-15 or so. Pretty good stuff, too. Nice style and brewery variety - something for everyone!

The service isn't bad - nothing outwardly outstanding; not merely going through the motions but just makin' the donuts.

Speaking of donuts, didn't sample the food just yet.

Major beef: As with another beer bar in Boston owned by the same group, this place is WICKED expensive. 2 javahs and a Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen...24 bucks? I can see javah running pretty expensive but that's a little steep. Still, it's a decent pit stop on the way to the Other Side or something like that...

The individual elements as noted look very good, but one thing this place needs is a little synergy. Good selection? Yup. Quality stuff? Sure. Those two items should make this place much more enjoyable than it is - the "technical merits" are very good but the "artistic impression" needs a bit of work. Even besides the heavy price tag. Don't get me wrong; I don't dislike the place, but I simply don't like it as much as I should.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Yehuda
4.88/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of LeeeMare
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of TBonez477
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of WasupBeerQueen
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Found randomly after an unexpected meeting at BU. Damn glad I found it, the selection of both beer and food were great. The quesadilla burger was both unique and delicious! Was PLEASANTLY surprised by the draft Singlecut Billy Full Stack! Wished it wasn't a cash only establishment. Nevertheless, recommended to my colleagues @ MIT to hit up.

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Photo of bostonbeans
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Resuin
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of RKing44
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.98/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of HopsnMalts_NJ
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Great bottle selection, interesting variety of drafts. Devoured Jacks Abbey Hoponius Union and a cask Smoke & dagger. Good vibe, good people.

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Photo of benzalman
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of MattGrimley
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of ivyman
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jaymo18
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of AirBob
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Andrez
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Noisy basement with about a dozen taps

No descriptions of beer style on print out menu

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Photo of cshafer7
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of ThatPerson
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of rjp217
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of etmur007
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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The Lower Depths in Boston, MA
4.02 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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