Deep Ellum

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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(617) 787-2337 | map
deepellum-boston.com

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Added by konabrewer on 01-10-2007

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
181
pDev:
6.83%
 
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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 117
Reviews by Freshie:
Photo of Freshie
4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

At times, I frequent the 66 bus from Coolidge Corner, to Harvard Square, and have noticed this beer bar and longed to go in for some time now.

I got the chance last Saturday, and I have to say that I was impressed.

It is a small place, and it was crowded, but for some reason myself and my companion saddled right up to the bar, and felt right at home.

The atmosphere is great. A Long dark wood bar borders the right side, and lovely molded fixtures adorn the mirrors and shelves behind the bar. Low atmospheric lighting. Bare brick walls, with some well placed local artwork. Punk Rock and New Wave music pumped through the speakers was just icing on the cake. I remember hearing the Buzzcocks. Very very cool, and I dig it.

Service, was quick, prompt,, and with a smile. Bartenders were always attentive, even amongst the din and chaos of a Saturday night.

Selection was very good, with very nice choices amongst a world of varying styles. I settled on the Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen, which was poored cool, not cold, from the tap, and in a Aecht Schlenkerla weizen glass. I was impressed.

My companion is not the greatest fan of beer, so she settled on a martini from a very creative menu of concoctions.

I did not sample the cuisine, but the menu looked good.

It is not the cheapest bar or restaurant in the neighborhood, but it is quality. And that should be noted.

I will definitely return, and I definitely look forward to it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dexterk1
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of MikeT63
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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

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

Photo of jtk21351
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jolana25
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.

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Photo of EdwardAbbey
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.

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Photo of blisscent
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
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.

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Photo of tim007007
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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

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

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

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

Photo of rjp217
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
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.

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Photo of rocksteady726
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jpw123
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!

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

Photo of RKing44
4/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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

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

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

Photo of Nichols33
4.16/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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Deep Ellum in Allston, MA
Place rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 181 ratings