Deep Ellum

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Bar, Eatery

477 Cambridge St
Allston, Massachusetts, 02134-2019
United States

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Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.39
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
180
pDev:
6.83%
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Reviews by CHADMC3:
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CHADMC3 from Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Deep Ellum exceeded my expectations and even converted a buddy of mine into a beer bar lover.

We stopped here on a Sunday afternoon. The place is small, but full of personality. The dark woods of the bar, but airy feeling from the big front windows are very comfortable. A great, laid back environment with good music and conversation.

The beer selection is excellent, but could get pricey if you hit the bottle menu. During my visit I had a DFH red & white, a Sinebrychoff Porter, and a Two-Headed Beast. All served in clean, appropriate glassware and with a great description from the knowledgable barteneder. Along those lines, the service is prompt, and speaks from experience and open to making recommendations.

The draft list included roughly 20 beers (all quality) and the bottle list was much more extensive. If you have people with you that enjoy mixed drinks, their menu for these is very creative, there's bound to be something they like.

We only sampled some of the house fries with their special cheese/sauce mix. These were a crowd pleaser. The rest of the menu looked good as well with a more creative twist to traditional pub food.

This place is definitely worth the trip out of your way if you're anywhere near Boston. I will return.

Mar 07, 2009
More User Reviews:
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dexterk1 from Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

May 14, 2018
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MikeT63 from Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Feb 17, 2018
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DougieAmphetaBeans from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Jan 21, 2018
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orangesol from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Oct 27, 2017
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jtk21351 from California

4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Jul 05, 2017
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jolana25 from New Hampshire

4.81/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

I love how you're hidden like a speakeasy then met with fab folks, food, feel w/best beer & cocktails w/house made mix to enjoy on the deck! Cheers.

Jun 30, 2017
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EdwardAbbey from Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

One of the premier places, for a beer aficionado, in the Allston-Brighton complex. They know their beer, foreign and domestic, and the taplist every time I've been has exemplified that. If you're anywhere near here, you must make it a stop.

Apr 03, 2017
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TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

3.48/5  rDev -20.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

This is one of the few places I have been to that was ranked among the best on BA in its city and left me shaking my head. The ambiance was nice and the staff was friendly but the tap list was horrible. I ended up settling for a session beer from Mystic only because no interesting options were present. Left after the one point. Very disappointed.

Sep 01, 2016
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tim007007 from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Nov 15, 2015
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costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Nov 11, 2015
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barleywin from Missouri

4.86/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Oct 10, 2015
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dailyminefield from North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Aug 20, 2015
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bostonbeans from Massachusetts

4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Aug 15, 2015
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Jul 01, 2015
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

One of the best beer bars I've ever been to.

The tap list is insanely good- they tend to focus on really interesting German lagers, and German-style American lagers, so lots of Aecht Schlenkerla, Mahr's, Weihenstephaner, Kuhlmbacher, etc for the German side, and lots of killer MA area breweries doing traditional styles, including Idle Hands, Notch, Mayflower, Pretty Things, etc. One of the most nicely curated beer lists ever.

The food is awesome, upscale gastropub bar food. Amazing Kimchi hot dog.

At night time, the place does become incredibly dark- it's hard to read the menu. I guess that's the vibe they're going with, which is fine.

Jun 24, 2015
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rocksteady726 from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Jun 23, 2015
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jpw123 from Massachusetts

4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Great food, good selection of beers. Usually has a decent mix of local, domestic craft, and euro's. Food is great -- the pickled beet salad is phenomenal. Staff has always been awesome!

Jun 07, 2015
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Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire

4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Jun 05, 2015
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RKing44 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

May 28, 2015
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Yehuda from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Apr 30, 2015
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slasich from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Apr 14, 2015
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trevorpost from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Mar 25, 2015
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Mar 18, 2015
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deen from Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

very enjoyable, everything i expected and more.

Mar 18, 2015
Deep Ellum in Allston, MA
Place rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 180 ratings