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Ward Eight

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3 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

280 Central St
Lowell, Massachusetts, 01852-2204
United States

(978) 454-7600

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Added by rowingbrewer on 11-24-2012

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Admiraldinty
3.97/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of johnnnniee
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

I stopped in here a few weeks back on an early Saturday afternoon after a beer run to Mass. In the middle of downtown Lowell in a building that could have been a small hotel in a previous life. No off street parking but the shopping center down the street seem to work. Rectangular bar on the right wall as you walk in with more seating off to the left and around a corner wall. I had the bar to myself an except for the small party around the corner the bartenders undivided attention. the tap list is maybe 12 deep with some bottles. There was nothing earth shattering on tap, some macros as well, but certainly something new for me to try. The menu had some pub grub and I had heard great things about the grilled cheese so thats the direction I went and was not disappointed. Service was good but how could it not be. Pricing seemed reasonable for the quality. I would go back if in the area, but wouldn't make a special trip.

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Photo of Rekrule
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

I stopped in for lunch on Sunday with my wife. The decor is very nice, giving the impression of an old speakeasy. It is fixed up very nicely for an old building. It is not a very large place, which I enjoy, but I could see it getting uncomfortable in there when it gets very busy.

They had a decent selection on draft and a handful of bottles. Racer 5, Vampire Slayer, 312 Urban Wheat, and Levitation to name a few. The board was out of date and no one was in any hurry to change it. That coupled with using a couple incorrect tap handles made it harder to know what they had on draft. Nothing asking doesn't fix, but I would have liked that situation to be a bit more up to the moment.

My wife and I both ordered one the grilled cheese plates. The food came out very quickly. We shared both so I got to try the sausage and marinara grilled cheese and a bbq chicken grilled cheese. They were quite good, and served with delicious hand cut fries. Nice serving size for the 7-9 dollar price tag per sandwich.

Good food, friendly prompt service, nice atmosphere, and good beer selection. My only complaint was the lack of an up to date beer list. I will definitely return here and would recommend it.

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Ward Eight in Lowell, MA
Place rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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