Row 34

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Type: Bar, Eatery

383 Congress St
Boston, Massachusetts, 02210-1811
United States

(617) 553-5900 | map

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Added by Jason on 12-02-2013

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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of nickfl
4.23/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Glider
4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This place has a pretty stellar tap list of around 25 offerings as well as some pretty great seafood. Location is great for hitting Trillium and Fort Point Market/Craft Beer Cellar as well. Definitely a touristy spot, with prices to match, but the quality is there as well.

I found the lunch menu to be pretty short and a bit boring, so I would save a trip here for a special occasion dinner. It also gets booked up pretty far in advance. Off hours, it may be reasonable to get a spot at the bar or a table to have a few beers.

All told, I wouldn't recommend coming here if looking just for a beer bar, but for an expensive seafood dinner with some great beer options, this is the choice.

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Photo of Rutter
4.3/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Quite a large place, seems trendy in a positive way. Sea food was solid, and the beers excellent. Nice to visit and easy to grab some beers from the Trillium shop and few other good bottle shops that are right next to this place.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.7/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of littlestevie14
4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of kevintaraross
3.46/5  rDev -23.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of heymikew
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

A great and varied lineup of excellent beers compliments a exceptional food menu featuring an oyster /raw bar and seafood. Bonus points for being next door to Trillium brewing.

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Photo of Johnct
4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Pretentious and pricy, but that's not a negative thing if the food and beer are as good as they are here. Rare beers and fresh seafood make it a must-stop if you're in the Seaport district

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Photo of beernerd
4.3/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Great seafood and beer+wine offerings. Very busy place. Excellent staff attitudes!

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Photo of ivyman
4.88/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Stopped in for early lunch and avoided the crowd. Exceptional beer list and
service from the bartender and wait staff. Raw bar selection is phenomenal.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.19/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.2/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Really nice place in the heart of Boston. The place was pretty slammed after going to EBF but managed to get in before they started turning people away. The beer selection there is rad, the vibe is cool too. I would definitely go here more often if I was in the area.

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Photo of Antg8989
3.91/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Considering Trillium is right next door, they should be marketing/utilizing that option to their fullest potential. A good selection, but nothing to write home about. Didn't have any food so I'll just give it a 4. Service was good, but I got the hint the server knew we were only getting beers..she didn't seem thrilled about it. Interesting place...seems like a great first date kind of place.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went here for brunch on a Saturday.

Cool place, industrial vibe, with pretty spartan furniture and trimmings.

Tap list lived up to it's reputation. This was the day after Peche Day, and they had a few of those left. The rest of the list was varied, and had quite a few odd ones, including one I had, Bellwether by Breakside. Food was also excellent, I had chowder and then pancakes. A lot of food and very tasty indeed.

Row 34 really shined in the service department however. My waitress was named Erin, and she was great. She took the time to chat, and seemed genuinly interested in my opinions and my enjoyment. We talked about me making the trip from Sweden basically for the beer, and she seemed amazed by that. So amazed that she brought over the head of their beer program, Suzie. Suzie was so helpful and knowledgeable about beer, and also just such a nice lady. We chatted for quite a bit about the beer scene in New England and Europe, and then she cracks open a bottle of Jester KIng that she wants me to try. Just awesome level of service here.

So, in all, I loved Row 34, next time I will come for dinner, but the main reason I'll be back is Erin and Suzie. That level of helpfulness is just world class.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.26/5  rDev -27.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 1 | selection: 4

'Stopped by with the recommendation of good friends. The selection was eclectically solid. Tap pours were expensive ($8-$9+). The place was packed. I sat down at the bar and was ignored for 25 minutes, after which they closed for the night and the bartender then presented me with an unsolicited pint glass of water. Say what?

I wasn't going to write a review but if I am giving the lowest score available on BA there needs to be an explanation out of respect (no matter who it is).

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Photo of Ctruskey
4.91/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of SiepJones
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped in over EBF weekend in part to grab lunch but also to make a stop at Trillium. It was close to 2 PM but lunch was still going strong as lots of people hung out in the bar area enjoying drinks. We didn't have a reservation but were sat, almost immediately, in a side dinning room away from the bar. Row 34 has large and diverse beer list, and I started with a Trillium Coffee Pot and Kettle. Our server was very friendly and especially helpful with recommendations. She helped us with our lunch decisions and her input was spot on. Our food was excellent. We split some Brussel sprouts and spicy lobster tacos, which were great. I had the Crispy Fish Sandwich (a classic) and my fiancee had Clam chowder which she loved. I would certainly recommend Row 34 to anyone looking for good seafood and craft beer while in Boston.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.19/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of bushdere
4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

This place is phenomenal. If you're in the Boston area and on a one night work trip, make this the place that you go. The food is great and the beer selection is posted on a daily basis on their website. If you don't like what you see, go elsewhere. But if you like what they have to offer on their beers, the food makes the trip worth it. They have a really interesting list of light, sour and hoppy beers. Even some local Trillium and Night Shift when I was there.

I am very glad I made the trip over here for dinner. Try the raw bar and follow the waiter/bartender recommendations, you will not regret it.

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Photo of 22Blue
4.16/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Lare453
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of MtnSoup
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Had the opportunity to stop in for dinner and beers at the bar before a flight out of Logan. This place is outstanding. Would go back again and again if I was local.

Vibe: Very busy, beautiful space with a large l-shaped bar. Definitely a high-end restaurant.
Quality: Great.
Service: This is where this spot really shines. My bartender was extremely knowledgeable about the beer, and the food menus. Without asking he was bringing tasters of beers to try. Super attentive (even before I was seated after a wait).
Selection: Great beer list, mixed with local NE highlights and overseas exports. Nothing mind-blowing, but they definitely had some beers I've not had before from the area.
Food: Amazing seafood. Oyster selection was out of this world as expected for the location. Also had a fried fish sandwich that was about the perfect accompaniment to the beer.

Go here.

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Photo of BeerBucks
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.26/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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