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The Grill Next Door

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BA SCORE
88
very good

17 Reviews
The Grill Next DoorThe Grill Next Door
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

653 Broadway
Haverhill, Massachusetts, 01832-1205
United States

(978) 241-7337 | map
thegrillnextdoor.net

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Added by JimFalzone on 12-10-2009

PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
36
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
8.9%
 
 
Taps:
36
Bottles/Cans:
15
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 36
Reviews by Durge:
Photo of Durge
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

My first visit for dinner and a few beers was generally a happy one. Upon first view the place seems somewhat small and a bit on the divey side. Nothing too classy for sure. The bar is reasonably inviting but the tables and a few booths are fairly pedestrian and there is little or no character to the place, just bare walls and tables and chairs. But it appears to be reasonably clean, very open with a large television for general viewing and another smaller TV at the bar that allows for some constant sports viewing. Service is reasonably prompt and definitely friendly which forgives a lot of the visual shortcomings. However, the staff I saw at my table were all pretty devoid of any real beer knowledge. Clearly beer obsession was not a prerequisite for employment as it can be at some of the best beer bars. The attitude was pretty much standard bar & grill faire though they were generally aware that they sported a pretty cool beer selection. And they did that. The beer list was quite extensive with multiple European oddities along with some American crafts of various varieties. I tried four different brews and all seemed to be reasonably fresh and true to form. Portions and serving vessels were all more than appropriate and the accompanying pub grub was decent at the least. Not a food destination perhaps but a decent beer destination with very acceptable vittles. It appears to me that the beer list has not changed too much as the list on the table was pretty well worn and matched exactly what was posted on the website. But then the list was more than adequate in its variety and quality. A good assortment of stouts, porters and IPA's as well as Belgians of several types. Prices were not off the charts for the most part but it was not a bargain basement either. Nothing I wasn't willing to pay for the most part with the exception of a couple brews. I enjoyed my visit and will definitely drop in again. Hopefully they will rotate the stock eventually. There isn't too much to chose from in this vicinity so it is highly recommended when in this area. I'll be back.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ScottP
4.6/5  rDev +20.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of garyloveman
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of mklisz
4.01/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.36/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of scxcrunner
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of ALM329
4.88/5  rDev +27.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Great place with a large selection of craft beers

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

My third trip here yesterday for lunch on a surprise day off. Big open square room with a square bar off to the right as you walk in. Local almost diner vibe with well worn booths and contractors drinking lunch. 36 taps all quality with many available at the one stop next door. Macro bottles and decent pub grub make up the rest of the menu. The 5 tap sampler is a great deal. A burger a sandwich and wings were mostly enjoyed by our group, gravy drizzled fries oh hell yeah. Service seemed attentive. Pricing is a bit high but kind of expected nowadays for a quality tap selection in the area. I'd go back.

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Photo of Drel
4.63/5  rDev +21.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Rekrule
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Jim_has_wings
4.51/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Beer selection is diverse, quite a good selection for casual and seasoned beer drinker. Beer menu is changed/updated every two weeks for new beers to rotate in keeping each visit fresh, while still have a few menu staples. The food is outstanding, from the burgers to the specialty fries, you'll come back for more.

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Photo of swalsh666
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

36 craft drafts. Most of them rotate. 1 cask. Standard pub grub, but good quality.

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Photo of rjp217
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cusefan4420
4.8/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of TWStandley
4.7/5  rDev +23%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

What can I say about this place other than AWESOME. Delicious menu (even breakfast) and amazing beer selection that consistently changes. My personal favorite is the Pork burger with apples baked right into the meat, topped with swiss and bacon and smothered in maple syrup. A ridiculous concept for a burger but one of the tastiest creations I have ever had. The place may not look like much from the outside but the food and beer are incredible.

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Photo of emottram
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of SuperHop18
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of sliv
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of harsley
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of 172av8r
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Drpfpbuck
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of rmatos
4.24/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Great Neighborhood type pub. You see families having dinner here most nights. As other reviews have stated there are plenty of big TV screens showing all the games but doesn't really come off as a sports bar destination. I think people are there for the exceptional beer selection and atmosphere and to a lesser extent the food. Not a huge place but not super small either. Decent sized bar in a U shape. Plenty of dinner seating and a number of pub tables along the back window.

Food is more than serviceable for pub type fare. Comparable to chain type pubs, I guess, not great but good usually. I do like their burgers quite a bit.

Great selection of European Import beers and very good domestic craft beers with plenty of choices on tap. I find the bartenders and waitstaff very friendly and knowledgeable about the beers and have gotten good recommendations from them.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of brewdart
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of MattyInMass
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Great selection and friendly, knowledgeable barkeeps; quite the family bar; Can't stay away from the La Merle on tap, much less the 35 others. The package store 'next door' also has a great selection (plus dart supplies and dusty, old-looking homebrew supplies)

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The Grill Next Door in Haverhill, MA
3.82 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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