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The Littlest BarThe Littlest Bar

Type: Bar, Eatery

102 Broad Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02110
United States

(617) 542-8469 | map

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Added by rousee on 08-01-2010

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Reviews by Gavage:
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3.26/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Stopped in for a late night beer after arriving in town. The place was pretty empty, which was nice since I didn't want to deal with a crowd. The interior is mostly lighter woods which gives it a different feel from some of the other Irish bars in the area. It is small, as there were only about 8 tables here and a few bar stools.

Pleasantly they had Maudite and Trois Pistoles on draft, so I ordered up a Maudite after a bit of a wait. The beer was not as fresh as it could have been. Other choices on draft were Long Trail Pale Ale, Guiness, Stela, Smithwicks, Sam Summer and Sam Lager, Blue Moon, Newcastle, Coors Lite, and Pilsner Urquell. So all in not very different draft list from other bars in Boston.

So bottom line, this bar is like so many others in town, except for the Unibroue drafts.

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More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of rousee
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

The Littlest literally used to be the smallest bar in Boston back when it was over on Province street across from Sam La Grassas. If there were more than like 6 customers in there, it would feel crowded and it was kind of a classic place. It has now moved over to Broad street and it not even a really small place anymore.

It is located right next door to the Times and is located in what used to be a sub shop callled Al Capones. They put a good amount of effort into fixing it up and it does look real nice inside and it does have a cozy, inviting vibe to it. Problem is that on a weekday, due to the neighborhood, it gets filled with the lame corporate suit crowd. These people are the reason that I very seldom frequent a place in the financial district during the week. On a Saturday or Sunday afternoon though, a much more pleasant neighborhood bar type feel to it, so keep that in mind if you're planning on hitiing this place.

The beer selection is slightly better than most of your downtown watering holes. Instead of the ever present Harpoon IPA, they have Long Trail IPA. THey also have two Unibroue offerings on draught--Trois Pistoles and Maudite. They had some decent bottles too like La Fin Du Monde, Chimay Red & Blue, Tyskie (Polish Lager) and Franziskaner and Radeberger. The rest of the offerings are your run of the mill Guinness, Sam Adams + 1 Sam Seasonal, Pilsener Urquel, etc.

Service is good and friendly and the guy apologized for any delay if he notices you were waiting more than a couple minutes which I appreciate. The food is the same as the Times next door--they share a kitchen so its slightly better than average pub food but nothing that you'd be willing to go out of your way for. Pricing is typical downtown--kind of expensive but not ridiculous.

I like the Littlest pretty welll except on a weekday after work- the vibe can be a little annoying. It has a better selection of beers than most places in the area and is definitely a good addition to the neighborhood.

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The Littlest Bar in Boston, MA
3.46 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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