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:
104
Reviews:
6,321
Ratings:
19,833
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PLACE STATS
Average:
4.15
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
274
pDev:
11.33%
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Reviews by ajcormier:
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Bierbaum
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of pantz9
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of cratez
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

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Photo of socon67
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
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.

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Photo of NC0139
3.49/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of O-Meg
3.82/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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

Photo of Maqikul
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.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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

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

Photo of tommyboy985
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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

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

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

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

Photo of Dchansen54
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Beersilio
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.

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Photo of Bmm281
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.

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Photo of Jgmiller829
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

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

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

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

Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall in Boston, MA
Brewery rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 19833 ratings