Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

BEER AVG
3.73/5
Harpoon Brewery & Beer HallHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(617) 574-9551 | map
harpoonbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
85
Ratings:
21,329
Reviews:
6,711
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PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Ratings:
236
Reviews:
33
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
3.92%
 
 
Taps:
15
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 236 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of Antg8989
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

I was really surprised during my visit. Nice selection of beers on tap that aren't available in stores and the beer is definitely "fresher". (You can really taste it.) The pretzels are a great snack to munch and dip on. Service, IMO, was about what it should be from any establishment of this type. Got to talk beer with my server which is always a good thing. Will be coming back for sure.

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Photo of BeerMe8
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Good vibe on the Saturday night I went. Big bar. Good views of Boston through the large glass windows and also views of inside the actual brewery on the other side. Small gift shop and place to purchase beers to take home. Down side was no TV's anywhere, so had to watch the NCAA Tournament on my phone.

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Photo of thoglund
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of smcolw
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Here is a way to experience the brewery while enjoying the many, many different brews, including some pilot beers that are not available outside of the brewery. The only food comes in the form of pretzels with a multitude of dipping sauces.

The beers are expensive, but there's a decent variety.

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Photo of shelbs1202
4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

One of my all-time favorite places in Boston. Great place to spend an afternoon and try some great brews. The Beer Hall and X-Nights are awesome additions. Sometimes there's a line, but worth the wait.

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Photo of sbuchert
3.72/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of B-Stad
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Went here for a bachelor party last summer. I'm a Midwesterner so I had a blast in Boston and really enjoyed Harpoon. Granted I was a bit inebriated, I thought it was a positive experience. Solid selection, good vibes. Harpoon was a good time.

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Photo of Kurzman
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of margnat
3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

While the idea of a large "German style" beer hall is great, a room with nothing more than a dozen super long wooden tables does not make for an exciting vibe in Boston. They couldn't be closer to the harbor but cannot exploit it due to bad land parceling. There is a serious *lack of music* of music of interest. This place is screaming for live music!! Add a Resident DJ and corner some flat screens with Closed Captioning and you're in the game. The beer selection is very good - average is over a dozen varieties - even if you don't like the typical Harpoon hop signature. Service has ranged from very good to poor. Also (as any Bar Rescue disaster will teach you) the Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall NEEDS FOOD. Pretzels only good so far.

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Photo of Phantom2665
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of my_knew_craft
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of 2ellas
4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of orangesol
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of ConorGolden
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AndrewBV
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of MaxOhle
4.08/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Tarps68
4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Seebeej
4.04/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Frank_TX
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.12/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BFCarr
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Beer hall with all Harpoon's beers on tap. You can also get a pretzel if you're hungry. $5 Tour is worth the money, includes beer and some education. Facility includes long bar with some seating and many long wooden tables. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. All Harpoon staples on tap and may one-off's available. There's also a gift shop for your Harpoon branded need. Beer is good, pretzels are good, what's else is there to want?

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Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

I knew Harpoon was a classic Boston brewery and a must-stop but I had no idea there would be over 20 beers (including a cask) available to try and that there was not a bad or even very mediocre beer in the bunch. The low-rated UFO series was killer (fruit beers especially), the cask IPA was excellent, traditional styles were solid if not great (including a great sticke alt), and there were a few strong/imperial ales and stouts that were downright amazing.

Pretzels with sauces made a nice booze-soaker and for the most part the staff was very helpful and welcoming. If you're in Boston check out the Harpoon taproom.

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Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall in Boston, MA
3.73 out of 5 based on 21,329 ratings.
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