Deep Ellum

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Deep EllumDeep Ellum
Bar, Eatery

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

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Ratings by PEBKAC:
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Reviewed by PEBKAC from North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5
After the rains fell & Spain finally decided to quit toying with Italy on the tube, we left Sunset & headed here.

Been here once before during German Fest & had a blast. The food was delicious, the beers were good, & the pictures came out great. Most of that is pretty much blurred at this point though, so might as well get back out there. :)

One thing I don't remember there being here is a patio. It's new they say, & it becomes are base of operations in between passing showers. Plenty of soft air, wood to hide behind, & plenty of space to stretch & slouch around.

I remember the food being good, but I want to try out the beer menu, since it is a bit different from the last stop. I order up a Blanche de Chambly poured up to the .33l tulip line for a hard $7, but follow up with a pint of Green Flash Hop Head Red for just $5. The tap list was good, but gravitated towards the hoppy side that day, without too much of an alternative; cask was out.The bottle list was a lot of hit or miss, but the menus were laminated & probably in need of an update or maybe a daily print up. Still haven't been able to order Dupont cider in now the fourth bar I've seen it available at. Do love me some good cider. Scrumpy's taste like pure apple juice to me @ $12; dangerous & way too plain.

The appetizer & brunch menus are decently affordable, but rest gets a little costly if you wanted to make this your everyday stop after work. The guys around me opted for the the gumbo @ $16, which looked delicious(& was confirmed), but was such a small serving. I opted for the pepper marinated Korean beef, which was served on a bed of house kimchi & some coconut curry rice risotto at about the same price. Not much actual beef on the plate, probably around 5-6 ounces sliced into about 8 bite-sized pieces. Plenty of veggies on the plate, & boy were they hot(& yummy). The rice helped soak things up & even out the spice. Good stuff. Expensive for what it was, but very good.

Our table watched Max(the owner), give the rest of our group a little class on bourbon, & then a pairing of scotch & beer. While I don't drink the stuff, I appreciated the attention & eagerness shown to us. In addition, many of the cocktails looked pretty damn delicious from their descriptions. Lots of old rum, which I do drink, being half Puerto Rican & all. :)

Wait times were never more then a handful of minutes for a beer, or 15 & change for a meal. They lost one of our orders for fries, but there's barely two cooks in there at times, they're spot on most all the time. Water glasses never stayed empty, & all our questions, teases, taunts, & flirts were received & returned with the same playfulness they originated from.

Nice place. :)
Jun 26, 2008
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.11 by dexterk1 from Illinois

May 14, 2018
Rated: 4.65 by MikeT63 from Massachusetts

Feb 17, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by DougieAmphetaBeans from Massachusetts

Jan 21, 2018
Rated: 4.4 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Oct 27, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by jtk21351 from California

Jul 05, 2017
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Rated by 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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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.18 by tim007007 from Illinois

Nov 15, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

Nov 11, 2015
Rated: 4.86 by barleywin from Missouri

Oct 10, 2015
Rated: 4.41 by dailyminefield from North Carolina

Aug 20, 2015
Rated: 4.66 by bostonbeans from Massachusetts

Aug 15, 2015
Rated: 4.24 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Jul 01, 2015
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.23 by rocksteady726 from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2015
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.55 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire

Jun 05, 2015
Rated: 4 by RKing44 from Massachusetts

May 28, 2015
Rated: 4.75 by Yehuda from Massachusetts

Apr 30, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by slasich from Pennsylvania

Apr 14, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Mar 25, 2015
Rated: 4.16 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Mar 18, 2015
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Rated by 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
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Rated by WasupBeerQueen from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
Loved this place, excellent vibe, excellent beer selection, small menu but amazing quality. Can't wait to go back.
Mar 11, 2015
Rated: 4.3 by psweendogg from Connecticut

Feb 23, 2015
Rated: 4.38 by seanzig from New Hampshire

Feb 16, 2015
Rated: 4.69 by benzalman from California

Feb 15, 2015
Rated: 4.16 by BarrytheBear from Wisconsin

Jan 12, 2015
Rated: 4.24 by Dicers from California

Dec 28, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by REVZEB from Illinois

Dec 05, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by ThrashMaster from Massachusetts

Nov 13, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by ChurchofPayton from Massachusetts

Nov 07, 2014
Rated: 3.96 by Serg217

Oct 28, 2014
Rated: 4 by tikk from Canada (YT)

Oct 22, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by trxxpaxxs from New York

Oct 06, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by parris from Massachusetts

Sep 25, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by BKotch from Texas

Sep 18, 2014
Rated: 4 by TheAnk from Massachusetts

Sep 16, 2014
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