Bukowski Tavern

Bukowski TavernBukowski Tavern
Bukowski TavernBukowski Tavern
Bar, Eatery

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

(617) 437-9999 | map
bukowskitavern.net

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.93
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
176
pDev:
12.21%
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Reviews by smoothcruz:
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smoothcruz from Colorado

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

Mar 20, 2015
More User Reviews:
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slasich from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

May 16, 2020
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

definitely has a "dive bar" vibe - cash only, punk music playing, hipster bartender. The place is small, about 10 feet wide - fixed stools at the bar and just a few other tables. good tap list, and bottle list as well. bartender made some recommendations and was friendly. I had the peanut butter burger - it was decent.

Aug 03, 2019
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zrayburton from Massachusetts

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.

Sep 07, 2018
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coachp73 from Rhode Island

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

Dec 16, 2017
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Soloveitchik from New York

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

Nov 24, 2017
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Coorsy from Massachusetts

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

May 02, 2017
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JamFuel from Sweden

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.

Mar 15, 2017
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lowteck from Massachusetts

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.

Mar 05, 2017
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flek from Massachusetts

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

Sep 04, 2016
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Squire from Mississippi

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

Jun 27, 2016
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TBonez477 from Vermont

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

Jun 08, 2016
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GarrettGus from Massachusetts

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

Feb 26, 2016
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jmikepool from Texas

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.

Feb 04, 2016
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costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

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

Jan 03, 2016
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Stengelfoot from California

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

Oct 23, 2015
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jtk21351 from California

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

Sep 20, 2015
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elamb106 from New York

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

Sep 08, 2015
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jfcaa193 from Canada (QC)

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

May 10, 2015
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BradMacMullin from Massachusetts

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

May 08, 2015
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Sweeneydawg from Massachusetts

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

Apr 09, 2015
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MLaVioletteJr from Massachusetts

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

Apr 05, 2015
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trevorpost from Massachusetts

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

Mar 25, 2015
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American_Hawk from Massachusetts

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

Mar 20, 2015
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31Sam13 from New Hampshire

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

Mar 12, 2015
Bukowski Tavern in Boston, MA
Place rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 176 ratings