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The Publick House

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98
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255 Reviews
The Publick HouseThe Publick House
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1648 Beacon St
Brookline, Massachusetts, 02445-2101
United States

(617) 277-2880 | map
www.thepublickhousebeerbar.com

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
98
Reviews:
255
Ratings:
347
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
Taps:
36
Bottles/Cans:
100
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 255 | Ratings: 347
Reviews by travolta:
Photo of travolta
3.86/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I took my girlfriend and a couple of her friends here with ample excitement. I thought we could all have a great time. i had a wonderful time, but it seems I was the only one, but I digress. When we first arrived i was struck by the atmosphere. You feel as though you are in a celtic chapel for beer. It was like being in a church for beer. The service was as good as it was going to be for a young busy bartender, but still I was not impressed. The selection is the best of any bar I have ever been to. It is always nice to see something on the menu you have always wanted to try, and it seems they have something like this for everyone. The company I was with was not impressed with the beer, but they drink Coors Light. So I will not place that into my judgement. They are, however, women and as women they are very observant. I did not pay any attention to the crowd inside the bar, but my girlfriend and her friends did. According to them, the crowd was "nerdy". As I looked around, I saw an interesting, but not diverse group of customers. While there I felt as if i did not belong, I should come back more to eleviate that feeling. the posters of beer which adorn the walls are great! Maybe this is a members only type of establishment, but to be honest, whether that is true or not will not keep me from coming back. I will be back for sure. You should at least give it one shot, you deserve it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of INWarner413
4.89/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of kffoster40
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

My go to spot in the Boston area. The beer selection is always solid with a good mix of American and Belgians... They rotate the tap list pretty regularly so there is always some variety. Typically they have Trillium on tap now since they scaled up production. In addition the food is amazing! It can get lively and crowded on weekends but still have never waited more than 30 min for a table which I think is reasonable and worth it.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.41/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

A great Belgian themed beer bar in the suburb area of Boston. They have more than just Belgian beers or Belgian style beers available and on tap. Have a fun, unique bottle list of US stuff and some European options too. Food is more the Belgian themed but some pub grub too. Maybe a touch expensive but, if you like Belgians or just good eats and beers, definitely give this place a visit.

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Photo of Bwagner1122
3.21/5  rDev -27.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

great selection. probably the best bar in boston... as a result it can be pretty crowded but the beer is worth it. food is pretty good too but lets be honest you go to this place for the beer selection.

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Photo of Macsimus
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Great spot with amazing tap list and very good food.

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Photo of MilaMila
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

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

Photo of wallacic
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jheimbigner
4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Shellynix
3.11/5  rDev -29.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.86/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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

Photo of scxcrunner
4.98/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of barleywin
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of bostonbeans
4.63/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of JayF562
4.88/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of ntmastromarino
4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.95/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Visited while on business in Boston last month. The place was absolutely mobbed, but the atmosphere was really nice. A great mix of people from all backgrounds. The selection was phenomenal. They have amazing Belgian offerings, local offerings, and great American craft bruise from all over the country. Very friendly staff. I cannot think of a better beer bar anywhere.

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Photo of xICooRsYIx
4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Sweeneydawg
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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