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Row 34

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

17 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(617) 553-5900 | map
www.row34.com

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
98
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
109
Avg:
4.63
pDev:
6.05%
 
 
Taps:
23
Bottles/Cans:
28
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 109
Reviews by mynie:
Photo of mynie
4.38/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Located in the heart of one of Boston's most expensive districts, this place oozes class and money and banks and all the other stuff generally associated with humorless white people. Normally I would not be allowed in such a joint, but I just so happened to have finished a job interview and was clad in a fine 3-piece that was tailored for me, personally, by the experts at Sears.

The aesthetic is aggressively open and white (in the color sense, not the racial sense). It gleams like heaven, or the end of a detergent commercial. There's a bar in the middle looking directly into the kitchen and then high-top seats round the perimeter. Above the bar is a pegboard sign that announces the beer list in white, sans serif letters, as if they were sandwiches at a deli. It's a very cool touch, and thankfully it's also supplemented with printed beer lists.

The selection was broad and extensive, and while it was pricey it wasn't as bad as many other places in the area. There was nothing too horribly obscure on draft (Maine's Mo was there, though), although the bottle selection had some hard to find stuff at sky-high prices (50 bucks for a Bo and Luke).

So it's not exactly my scene, but it's still a very nice beer bar with some very nice seafood.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of costanzo_mike
4.44/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of zimm421
4.59/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of INWarner413
4.44/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of cshafer7
4.63/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of dwagner003
3.93/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.1/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Macsimus
4.7/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Awesome place with great beer and food : )

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Photo of DanforthPewter
4.9/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Buzzing on a Tuesday night. Service went out of their way. Awesome tap list. Only had oysters but they were top notch

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Photo of chrisjws
4.06/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of LeeeMare
4.57/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.85/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

An interesting place that left me wanting more. Great vibe. The tap list was weak given the reputation. I was shocked at the lack of Trillium options given that they are their next door neighbours. Food was excellent. Service was a little slow but very friendly. Definitely not a must-visit, but worth stopping by for dinner or if in the area.

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Photo of TBonez477
3.79/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of whitenads
4.44/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of jtk21351
4.29/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of GarrettGus
4.53/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of hotsudge
4.21/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.68/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

From Vegas and was looking for good for and local beer....Row 34 was perfect spot. Solid lists of beer Maine Beer Co, Trillium. I had a beer drank half talked to our waiter and he comped it without me saying anything. Food was fresh and outstanding service. Going back tomorrow.

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Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.63/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Btip1969
4.89/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of benzalman
4.45/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of blisscent
4.45/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dailyminefield
4.51/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of orangesol
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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Row 34 in Boston, MA
98 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.
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