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The Lower Depths

YOUR RATING = None |
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
Place 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 the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Just popped in for lunch today (2-21-07). I like the vibe of this place, more contemporary and upbeat than brother Bukowski.

Interesting food menu, which I was told there will be some changes. More on the meat side which is fine by me. First go at this place so I opted for the Steakhouse Burger medium rare, one of the best burgers I have had for a good while. I'll have to go for the Pork Lion Burrito or Meatloaf Dinner next time.

Solid bottle list of XX with a handful of choice macros. Victory, Rogue, North Coast, Anchor, DFG, Stone Cat, Smutty, Brooklyn, Magic Hat ... then the imports; Chimay, Sam Smith, Julius, Paulaner, Schneider, Fullers, Unibroue, etc. On tap, Lagunitas Censored, BBC Coffee House Porter, Boddingtons, Brooklyn Brown, Harpoon Old Ale, Harpoon IPA, Harpoon Winter, UFO, Hoegaarden, Hofbrau Haus, PBR, Hop Devil, Sierra Celebration, Dales Pale Ale, Leather Lips IPA. So, not a "KIller Beer Geek" tap list but a good session beer tap list.

Pints are $5.25 - $6 and bottles range from $3.50 Tall boys of Shlitz to $5-12 craft beers. Note to all ... cash only.

I'll be back for more that is for sure ... nice to see another beer bar in Boston.

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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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