Bukowski Tavern

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3.93/5
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174 Ratings
Bukowski TavernBukowski Tavern
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

50 Dalton St
Boston, Massachusetts, 02115-3129
United States

(617) 437-9999 | map
bukowskitavern.net

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
174
pDev:
12.21%
 
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 123
Reviews by Freshie:
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3.85/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Right off Boylston Street in the Prudential Center area, with a parking garage right next door, this place has a good location. Much smaller than it's sister location in Cambridge, but still has the same atmosphere of the young hipster crowd. Good music selections that included an entire Live Album of Led Zeppelin, followed by the Clash's "London Calling" album.

The quality of the beer was pretty good and had a varied selection. Some good local choices including BBC, and Charlie's Porter from the Tap which I was happy to see.

Service was great and the food was tasty pub grub, though a bit pricey. Considering the area though, not as bad as some other establishments.

Not as varied and wild as Sunset or the Publick House, but still my pick for that area of town.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of zrayburton
4.79/5  rDev +21.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

They may be cash only... They may not have 80 taps... but if we're talking beer bars in Boston, this is my home away from home. I am a proud mug clubber (not subjective AT ALL) because I have been enamored with this place for over 10 years between the draft/bottle/can variety, the staff, the vibe and the proximity to "cool stuff" in town. The vibe doesn't get a 5, not because of the place itself but because of the central location of the bar, which sometimes attracts less sophisticated Beer Drinkers/super-clueless tourists (NOT BUK's fault). This is the first place I try and bring people if they're in Boston to visit and have enough time to check out a handful of beer bars vs. breweries/taprooms.

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Photo of coachp73
3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Coorsy
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JamFuel
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Came here on Sunday afternoon, very nice and quiet.

Well, this is a dive bar, pretty small, cash only and one of the stranger bathrroms i've seen. One room, with a lockable door, but both a toilet and a urinal? Hmm...

Taplist wall good and varied, also a great selection of cans and bottles. Prices were very reasonable. I only had a hot dog, as I would be fed on the plane home, but the dog was very good.

The bartender was very friendly, I think her name was Joanna or something like that. Talkative and really funny. Knew a lot about the beer and breweries she was serving, which is nice. Sure, not alot of variation in glassware, but hell, its a dive bar.

This was my last bar on my Boston trip, and I'm very glad I tried it. Kind of the polar opposite in the place i was in earlier that day. Row 34, but really cool, and I will return for sure.

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Photo of lowteck
1/5  rDev -74.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1

AVOID!
Bartender chastised me for not saying please.??? After attempting to order 3rd round, I made the mistake of ordering something NOT on the menu and she walked away without explaining or offering an alternative.
Jesus Christ, I have bar tended for over 8 years, and could never imagine treating patrons like this.
God help us all.
Avoid this shit hole like the plague.

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3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Squire
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of TBonez477
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of GarrettGus
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jmikepool
5/5  rDev +27.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Yoanna is very knowledgeable about her beers. Great little bar. Very large selection. Ask for beers not in the menu.

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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

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4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jfcaa193
3.85/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of BradMacMullin
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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3.2/5  rDev -18.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

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4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of smoothcruz
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of 31Sam13
4.56/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of rale
4.4/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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Bukowski Tavern in Boston, MA
Place rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 174 ratings