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Boston Beer Works - Fenway

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3.64/5
Boston Beer Works - FenwayBoston Beer Works - Fenway
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

61 Brookline Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts, 02215
United States

(617) 536-BEER | map
beerworks.net

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Reviews:
864
Ratings:
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PLACE STATS
Score:
87
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
197
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
6.72%
 
 
Taps:
16
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by Durge:
Photo of Durge
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Pretty quiet on a Thursday night with no game at Fenway. Big warehouse style establishment with little personality. Not much to do except watch the sports televisions. I stopped in for one pint, a very good Back Bay IPA. They had about 15 taps flowing with a good variety of ales including one cask and some specialty beers like pumpkin and "bluebeery ale" (apparently their biggest seller at near 30%!). Barkeep was friendly and informative. Didn't have a chance to try the food. They had a selection of wine available but no liquor license. They also did not appear to offer bottled beer or any other brands beyond their own, but at least there are a good number of choices on tap. They also offered quite a few souvenir shirts, hats and glasses. Worth trying the beer I think but the place itself seemed uninspired to me. I'm sure it is crowded and crazy when the Sox are in town but that may not be an entirely good thing. I look forward to a return trip to sample more of the flavors offered here.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of eifster82
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Standard, Granite City like brewery & restaurant. Convenient that it's right next to Fenway Park.

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Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
4/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of TWStandley
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of JLK7299
4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of illpass78
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Classic place. Very crowded before Sox games, but definitely a better spot than some of the other places around Fenway, which can be tourist trappy. Solid pub food. Prices are decent for a "captive audience" type spot. You'll always find a fun new beer on tap here, too.

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Photo of Burt
3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of tim007007
4/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of KristopherWKing
3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of scxcrunner
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of moosup89
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of BostonBrewniversity
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of BigRizz62
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Ryannel24
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of glinnebur
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of fitzy84
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Took my father-in-law and the family here after we toured Fenway Park for Fathers Day weekend festivities. The space was quite large with tables to the side upon entering, tables on the main floor, and a large bar area to one's right. The brewing area is actually wide open on the right side when you enter the space.

Overall atmosphere seemed relaxing and social with a dark paint/industrial design with several televisions adorned across the space. Since it was not a game day, there was plenty of room in this big restaurant, but I imagine its very crowded on game days.

Menu was generally pub-based. Several sandwich and burger options and some pub dinners. I had the Beer Works Turkey Tips, which were pretty good. I enjoyed the large portions and the turkey was nicely marinated and cooked. For drinks, I decided to have the Flight #2, which consisted of the UR IPL, the Deliberation Session IPA, the Contender IPA, and the Hoppy Brown.

Service was quite good. Our waitress was very nice and attentive to our needs. She even helped pick my meal since I was undecided.

Overall, I don't have much experience drinking or socializing near Fenway, but this seemed like a nice place to have a few drinks and eat before, during, or after a game.

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Photo of mklisz
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Dicers
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of AdamTebbs
4.49/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Great place to grab beers before a sox game. Gets very crowded and hard to get beer but great selection.

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Photo of colonialbrewer
3.21/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.25

Photo of rjp217
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Nichols33
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%

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Boston Beer Works - Fenway in Boston, MA
3.64 out of 5 based on 2,020 ratings.
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