Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Harpoon Brewery & Beer HallHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Harpoon Brewery & Beer HallHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

306 Northern Ave
Boston, Massachusetts, 02210-2324
United States

(617) 574-9551 | map

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Rated: 4.44 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut

Feb 13, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by KC_beerman from Missouri

Jan 02, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Jun 25, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by SierraFlight from Virginia

May 21, 2022
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Massive brewery and beer hall near downtown. We went on Saturday night, so service was at a crawl, but we still had an outstanding time. All beers were of great to outstanding quality. The pan pizza was like a Detroit style but a little more burnt on the bottom, highly recommended. They had brewery tours running every hour or so, but I didn't have time to see it. Did see all of the equipment outside, which was huge. Definitely worth a visit again.
Apr 06, 2022
Rated: 3.72 by Darren53 from Connecticut

Mar 03, 2022
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Rated by smela3 from Texas

4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25
Large beer hall with plenty of space. Outdoor seating is great when the weather is nice. Can’t beat the beer!
Apr 12, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by Bierbaum from Massachusetts

May 14, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by pantz9 from Massachusetts

Feb 16, 2020
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Reviewed by cratez from Canada (ON)

3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
What I had: Harpoon UFO Pumpkin and IPA for me; UFO Hefeweizen for my partner.
What I liked: Fun, no frills beer hall atmosphere, mixed crowd minds their own, expansive retail store, respectable range of styles on offer, cask available, fair prices.
What I disliked: Took a while to get the attention of the bartender; they brew good, balanced beers that are on target for the style, but none of the beers are particularly unique or outstanding in quality.
Would I go back? Sure. This place is worth hitting before a Red Sox game (they offer a shuttle service to Fenway Park) or to snag a couple drinks before lunch or dinner at Yankee Lobster (next door).
Overall Rating: 76
Jan 29, 2020
Rated: 4.03 by socon67 from New York

Jan 20, 2020
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
located near the water, but in an industrial section. the taproom is on the upperfloor, a long space with a huge rectangular bar, with communal tables along the window side, and views into the brewing area on the other. long taplist of Harpoon and Clown Shoes branded beers - both regular, seasonal, and limited brews. Several pre-determined flights are available as well. fairly wide selection of beer styles available. beers are solid. they have some food but I didn't have any.
Aug 03, 2019
Rated: 3.49 by NC0139 from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2019
Rated: 3.82 by O-Meg from New York

Jun 27, 2019
Rated: 3.36 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts

May 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Maqikul from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
-Great beers on tap
-Tour is fun, samples at end
-Great Pretzels
-Great Location
-Hosts fun events

-Small beer hall; events are roped off so anyone can see you in the brewery
-Not much to do on a normal day in terms of activities

Overall - Great place to visit, especially during events. Can't see myself going on a normal weekend more than once or twice a year.
Apr 21, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Apr 15, 2019
Rated: 3.92 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by Cnssps from New Jersey

Mar 09, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by tommyboy985 from Massachusetts

Jan 11, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by ECipaer from Massachusetts

Nov 18, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 08, 2018
Rated: 3.56 by Gobzilla from California

Jul 23, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by BeersAndPretzels from Massachusetts

May 28, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by Dchansen54 from Vermont

May 02, 2018
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Rated by Beersilio from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Fun place. Nice people. Excellent pretzels but they are really knots.
May 02, 2018
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Reviewed by Bmm281 from Arizona

1.64/5  rDev -60.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2
Uncomfortable cheap cafeteria style bench seating, floor was dirty which does not give confidence on their ability to run a high quility brewing operations, no servers/bar service only and each time you want more than one beer everybody has to go up to the bar. Music selection wasn’t great and sounded like it was coming through a PA system, the crowd (100% of it) can be described as hipster yuppy, no outdoor seating, no games. In samples 8 beers and only 2 were half decent, 2 more drinkable, and the rest I didn’t finish.
Apr 14, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by Jgmiller829 from Massachusetts

Mar 30, 2018
Rated: 4.39 by Jay_Mobilia from Massachusetts

Mar 16, 2018
Rated: 3.95 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 02, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Feb 02, 2018
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Huge open second floor taproom to the right of the entrance with expansive racetrack bar and plenty of picnic table seating. Small merchandise sales area to the left. About 20 well assorted beers on tap. Quick and courteous service. We were there Friday at happy hour and the place was packed and lively.
Dec 09, 2017
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Reviewed by HoppyHatz from Connecticut

3.56/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
Ehhh...What can you say it's an average brewery with some decent brews, nothing special. If you go to any of the brewfests or large outdoor events make sure you step back in line for the bathrooms as soon as you get a beer, they only have about a dozen portos for hundreds of people and the line can be up to 20 minutes.
Nov 21, 2017
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Rated by kcrumle18 from South Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Great place to spend and evening with friends while visiting Boston.
Nov 14, 2017
Rated: 5 by dckenary from Illinois

Nov 07, 2017
Rated: 2.69 by CaidensDad092112 from Massachusetts

Oct 18, 2017
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Reviewed by mdfb79 from New York

3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
Huge crowded beer hall vibe with long community table. Spotty service when it is crowded but some cool beers on you can't get normally in bottles. Worth a stop in.
Oct 17, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by Boone757 from Virginia

Oct 05, 2017
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Rated by Kevin2Smith from District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5
Love the vibe of this place. Great beer hall with amazing pretzels. Also, a well done beer tour.
Oct 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
Parking is a problem, loud, full, tough to get seats, or servers attenton. Never-the-less worth the visit. Good selection of brews, a fun boisterous Oktoberfest - like venue. & the pretzels are fantastic!
Sep 16, 2017
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall in Boston, MA
Brewery rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 21206 ratings