Jack's Abby Brewing

Jack's Abby BrewingJack's Abby Brewing
Jack's Abby BrewingJack's Abby Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

100 Clinton Street
Framingham, Massachusetts, 01702
United States

(508) 872-0900 | map

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Reviewed by jgido759 from New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75
First time here, traveled from NJ (was visiting family) and decided to do lunch. We had 2 flights, both of which were very good, as well as shraed a pizza and wings. Food was on par with most pub fare that I've had in Jersey. We had heavy rains, so we could not enjoy the outside however, the beer hall was comfortable and, although quite crowded for a Saturday afternoon, was not overly loud. Staff was very friendly.

I would make a return trip when in the area. . .
May 29, 2022
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.06/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Cool place with a big L shaped bar and decent beers.
May 05, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by kp7 from Massachusetts

Dec 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
This is out in a sprawled exurb, area. Big and nondescript manufacturing type of building. Big and basic, pseudo industrial type atmosphere. Many taps of mainly German and Czech types of beers, which is very welcome in hoppy IPA country, for a change of pace and even refuge from the murky, very hoppy brews! The pizza I had was really good, with a thin crust and is similar to the Pagliacci pizza, we have here in Seattle. Out of the 4 beers tasted, the Post Shift Pilsner & Hoponius Union hoppy lager, were the standouts, and were quite good.
Nov 12, 2021
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Reviewed by erosier from Connecticut

4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Love this place! It's got a great feel to it, good mix of old school German style beer hall with a new age New England Brewery. They have a great selection of their drafts along with a good number of offerings from their co-joined sister Springdale next door. Had the Munich Oktoberfest and the Shipping Out of Boston and they were both excellent! The food selection is great and they do a phenomenal job with allergies, etc. The new order at your table is a great way to do it, loved the pay at your table as well. The schnitzel was excellent, so are their appetizers (anything with their beer mustard is awesome). The vibe is great, laid back yet full of energy. The quality is top notch, love this place!
Oct 30, 2021
Rated: 4.55 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts

Aug 09, 2020
Rated: 5 by InfidelInside from Massachusetts

Jul 08, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Sep 06, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jul 01, 2019
Rated: 4 by Tarps68 from Massachusetts

Apr 23, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 18, 2019
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Rated by mattbears99 from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
Beer selection is decent, even though they are all lagers. Not a big food selection though.
Mar 18, 2019
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Reviewed by mccrackrlm from Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
The pizza was great. The beers chosen in a sampler were all good, not a perfect group to my tastes just bad luck on what was on tap. If this were local for me I am sure I would have some favorites. A great lunch and then at least I also went to Trillium for some more beer.
Feb 10, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Dec 30, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by crobinso from Colorado

Nov 09, 2018
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Reviewed by npolachek from New York

3.84/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25
Solid place between Trillium and Treehouse. I personally wasn't a huge fan of the beers, but the space was large and even had lots of people at lunchtime. Would recommend either way.
Oct 21, 2018
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Reviewed by GregDBoston from Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5
Great eating and drinking experience all around. Beer hall style (lots of group seating where you are likely to interact with people next to you). Good for families, getting together with friends, quick bite or casual business meals. Always 20+ beers on tap from JA and Springdale (barrel-aged), available in flights, half pours and pints. Service is fast and friendly. Food is creative and delicious, with something on the menu for everyone.
Oct 04, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by thoglund from New York

Jul 26, 2018
Rated: 4.65 by hughesm12 from Massachusetts

Jul 11, 2018
Rated: 3.76 by BeersAndPretzels from Massachusetts

May 28, 2018
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Reviewed by Mulryan18 from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4
This brewery/restaurant is a favorite meeting spot for my friends and I. It is almost always packed to the brim with people sampling the beers, and gets pretty loud -- not a problem for me. They are excellent when it comes to offering new and even experimental beers on tap. I've been there at least five times, and never repeated a beer on a flight. The food is surprisingly decent, with the prosciutto and basil brick oven pizza a solid option. Slowish service, mainly due to the large crowds.
May 27, 2018
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Rated by eluvah from New York

4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Great selection of beer to sample. Food was delicious and reasonably priced.
Feb 26, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Feb 22, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 01, 2018
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25
On a Saturday afternoon, this is a hopping place. Nice blend of families, twenty-somethings, and old folks like me. There are 24 taps and nearly 80% of them are lagers, the commitment of Jack's Abby. The five ales are from the brewery next door, Springdale. Since lagers require a long storage commitment (3x ales), the prices are extremely reasonable!

While I didn't try the food, it looked decent enough with an emphasis on the typical bar expectations.

The service at the bar was harried and chaotic, but other than the five-minute wait when I first arrived, it was efficient enough to keep me with a beer throughout my stay.

The quality of the beers is top notch. Even though the vast majority of them are lagers, the range is from light to dark and malty to hoppy, making it easy to find a beer that suits one's palate. Definitely worth a drive or detour from your path if you are in eastern Massachusetts.
Jan 27, 2018
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Reviewed by ryanm3850 from Rhode Island

3.8/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 4
The food is great (especially the pizza) and the staff is friendly. Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed to find that Jack has decided to focus in on the lager style of beer. Although the India Pale Lager is somewhat bitter/hoppy the vast majority of offerings feel like reworkings of the same recipe (so to speak). If you like easy drinking lagers then you'll have a good time but for true beer lovers who appreciate variety the long list of lagers will leave you wanting more.
Dec 28, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by alexsergio from New York

Dec 10, 2017
Rated: 4.98 by stubbzz04 from New York

Nov 25, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 24, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Pawlie from Massachusetts

Nov 17, 2017
Rated: 4.45 by Yanzo from Massachusetts

Nov 17, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by oldmankoch from Tennessee

Nov 14, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by Bhunter0812 from Massachusetts

Nov 12, 2017
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
Was on a trip to Boston and decided to stop by Jack's Abby Brewing in Framingham. I had really enjoyed the Framinghammer Baltic Porter (and derivatives) and thought it would be fun. It is a short hike from Boston, maybe 30 to 40 minutes by car depending on the time of day. Note, Framingham is famous for the Framingham Heart Study, which was instrumental in developing the contemporary medical approach to the treatment of coronary artery disease and other heart problems.

One enters at a decent sized, retail area, with cooler cabinets of canned and bottles beers, as well as souvenirs, but the serving floor is a much larger open, Brauhaus style space with a variety of different seating arrangements. In addition to bar height common seating areas, there were quite a number of more booth style, semi-private spaces. I went on a Tuesday night and had no difficulty getting seating (although there were lots of people there).

The menu had a nice selection of food, not the usual "pub grub." The other breweries I have visited did not actually serve food. I ordered the Bratwurst, which came with sauerkraut and spaetzl (which was all excellent). I focused on beer offerings exclusive to the serving area and enjoyed two of the three. Full disclosure, my server was pretty disinterested: when I asked what was exclusive to the site, he pointed to something that was not, in fact, but will acknowledge he seemed a bit harried.

Overall, it was a great experience and, frankly, I wish there were one such closer to my home. If you are in the area, do consider a visit.
Oct 30, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts

Oct 24, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Oct 22, 2017
Rated: 4 by Mleblanc25 from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by BeerMeBrookline from Massachusetts

Oct 19, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

Oct 13, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by Boone757 from Virginia

Oct 05, 2017
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