Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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

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

(617) 574-9551 | map
harpoonbrewery.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.65
Beers:
107
Reviews:
6,365
Ratings:
19,985
Master Beer Listing
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.15
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
274
pDev:
11.33%
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Reviews by Dchansen54:
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Dchansen54 from Vermont

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

May 02, 2018
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Bierbaum from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

May 14, 2020
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pantz9 from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Feb 16, 2020
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cratez from Canada

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
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socon67 from New York

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jan 20, 2020
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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
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NC0139 from Massachusetts

3.49/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Aug 01, 2019
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O-Meg from New York

3.82/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Jun 27, 2019
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Jonnybgood from Massachusetts

3.36/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

May 12, 2019
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Maqikul from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Pros:
-Great beers on tap
-Tour is fun, samples at end
-Great Pretzels
-Great Location
-Hosts fun events

Cons:
-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
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bschmidt_37 from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Apr 15, 2019
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Griffith from Connecticut

3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Mar 18, 2019
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Cnssps from New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Mar 09, 2019
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tommyboy985 from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Jan 11, 2019
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ECipaer from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Nov 18, 2018
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JohnDon from Texas

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Oct 08, 2018
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Gobzilla from California

3.56/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Jul 23, 2018
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BeersAndPretzels from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

May 28, 2018
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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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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
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Jgmiller829 from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Mar 30, 2018
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Jay_Mobilia from Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Mar 16, 2018
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Gkruszewski from New York

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Feb 02, 2018
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StormAles from Canada

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Feb 02, 2018
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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
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall in Boston, MA
Brewery rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 19985 ratings