Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

BEER AVG
3.69/5
Boston Beer Works - Canal StreetBoston Beer Works - Canal Street
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

112 Canal St
Boston, Massachusetts, 02114
United States

(617) 896-2337 | map
beerworks.net

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Score:
86
Ratings:
121
Reviews:
78
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
8.66%
 
 
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 78
Reviews by Wolfsdenbrew:
Photo of Wolfsdenbrew
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

These kind of brew pubs seem a bit pedestrian to me...not the kind of place I would picture a bunch of local regulars hanging out.

The food was actually quite good, I had the buffalo wings and a lobster salad that was fantastic.

Quite a selection of beers on tap if you just want to try their stuff. Tasted several of the regular lineup and wasn't really impressed, but they had a few different styles to appeal to most everyone, from a light ale to a imperial stout. There seasonal stuff seemed to have a bit more character, liked the imperial stout and the cask-conditioned Back Bay IPA.

One of the 2 bartenders that ended up serving me was very friendly, and knew how to pull a cask conditioned ale.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of wc94wc
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
3.85/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of HurryItsJacob
2.71/5  rDev -28.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of sbuchert
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Cbmcguire
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of mklisz
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of MilaMila
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of MetalCath
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of AMCimpi
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of tim007007
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of KristopherWKing
3/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of tarkulich
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

A decent place to eat and drink for a franchised brewpub. My first disappointment was when choosing the beers for my flight of four, they were out of two of the beers I wanted to try. No big deal, though, since their selection was rather extensive. My second was when I was told that they had nothing on cask that month (the server didn't know for what reason).

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Photo of meefmoff
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of ALC82
4.04/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Resuin
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited here on Sunday and this is in line with the other Beer Works locations that I have been to. Prices are a bit higher than in Hingham, which is to be expected. I always really enjoy the food at Beer Works. The menu has plenty of varieties of sandwiches, burgers, and entrees. their Rajun Cajun and veggie burger are two staples that I usually get. The beer is usually more hit than miss and there seems to be a good fifteen ales on tap. The location is open and airy for the area. Vibe is modern microbrewery. The restaurant was not overly busy when we dined, so service was attentive and timely. Bottom line with Beer Works is that it is a good place to stop for a beer and food before an event at the garden.

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Photo of PJK
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Canal Street BBW has a very comfortable vibe, with pleasing, industrial decor. Service is good-to-very good. But I don't understand why all Beer Works locations insist on having the servers explain their "team service" concept. Like you're going to freak out if the person who delivers your food is different from the one who took your order. Don't most places work that way? Does it really require an explanation ahead of time? As long as I can find someone if I need ketchup or silverware, we're good. Aside from that, the service is fine.

The food for me is on the high end of pub fare. Good burgers, sandwiches and sides. Overall a pretty safe bet

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Photo of TBonez477
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of 31Sam13
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Coorsy
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of dwatulak
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

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Boston Beer Works - Canal Street in Boston, MA
3.69 out of 5 based on 1,633 ratings.
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