The Lower Depths

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

44 Reviews
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

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PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
78
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
6.72%
 
 
Taps:
16
Bottles/Cans:
150
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 44 | Ratings: 78
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 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 Bilhttp://www.iupac.org/project/2015-019-2-800ly 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%

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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The Lower Depths in Boston, MA
90 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.
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