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Discussion in 'New England' started by durk_dye, Jun 25, 2013.

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  1. durk_dye

    durk_dye Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2013 Maryland

    Heading to Boston for the 4th of July. Which bars should I hit for solid craft beer? I am an IPA/Double IPA drinker, but like to try all kinds of craft beer. Thanks.
  2. brikelly

    brikelly Aspirant (269) Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Lord Hobo, Deep Ellum, Publick House, Sunset Grill, Cambridge Brewing Company, Asgard, Bukowski's.
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  3. djlump

    djlump Initiate (119) Feb 3, 2013 Massachusetts

    I would hit up Davis square in Somerville there are a few bars in one block like Redbones, Five horses, Foundry on elm, and The Painted burro
  4. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

  5. Auror

    Auror Defender (636) Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Lord Hobo
    Atwood’s Tavern
    Cambridge Common
    Russell House Tavern
    Green Street
    Bukowski Tavern
    The Asgard
    Olde Magoun’s Saloon
    Flatbread Company @ Sacco’s

    Publick House
    Deep Ellum
    Sunset Grill & Tap
    The Avenue
    Hops ‘n Scotch
    The Abbey

    Back Bay/Kenmore
    Salty Pig
    Lower Depths
    Eastern Standard
    Parish Cafe
    Yard House
    Island Creek Oyster House
    Bukowski Tavern

    Downtown/South End
    jm Curley
    Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ales
    Local 149
    Jacob Wirth
    Tip Tap Room

    Now we can /thread
  6. afi4lifer

    afi4lifer Initiate (187) Jan 20, 2011 Colorado
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    If you're picking one, I would say Lord Hobo only for the fact that Brookline (Publick House!!) gets so jammed. Sunset Grill and Tap is amazing as well, however its well down the green line in Allston. Can't go wrong with Lord Hobo.
  7. nick1257

    nick1257 Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2012 Massachusetts

    Brick and mortar in central.
  8. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    What he said. I would also add Meadhall to that list because it's down the street from CBC and Lord Hobo
  9. rjp217

    rjp217 Meyvn (1,244) Apr 24, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Mead Hall is amazing, agreed.
  10. sudzweasel

    sudzweasel Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2002 Rhode Island

    The best beer in the entire city IMO is Cambridge Brewing Company. Hands down. From there you can walk 3 blocks in one direction and go to Meadhall or go the other way 3 blocks to Lord Hobo.
  11. rawlus

    rawlus Initiate (121) Sep 1, 2010 Massachusetts

    Last time I was at lord hobo, the glasses smelled and tasted like dishwasher detergent.... Maybe that was a fluke? And I think CBC is pretty good beer wise, but I'm not sure it deserves the hype it gets. The venue ambiance is merely average IMHO.. I think deep ellum has a better vibe. I also like stoddards and JM Curleys and I think the food of these three is of higher standard than CBC.
  12. BillCastle

    BillCastle Initiate (10) Jun 30, 2007 Massachusetts

    You forgot.

    Jamaica Plain/West Roxbury

    Canary Square (30 beers on tap, same owners as Salty Pig)
    Brendan Behans
    Centre Street Sanctuary
    Milky Way
    Galway House (cheapest craft beer in Boston, $4.25 BBC)
    Vee Vee (very pretentious, but an eclectic rotating draft)
    James Gate
    Eugene O'Neils
    Porter Cafe
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  13. kinopio

    kinopio Disciple (326) Apr 30, 2009 Massachusetts
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    It truly is the cheapest. I had a pint of Newburyport Wit there the other week for $4. Notch and Clown Shoes Clementine have been $3, pints of Storm King for $5.50 I think. Love that place.
  14. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    Where's the best place an out-of-towner could get a variety of tasty lambic/gueuze/sours on draft?
  15. Auror

    Auror Defender (636) Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Sours on draft is tricky. Most places stockpile their high end stuff for events like Zwanze Day, etc. You might be able to find bottles of things at a few places. Most of the places with a lot of taps will have at least one "common" gueuze, like St. Louis or whatever.
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  16. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    That'll work. As long as I'm drinking beer I can't get in Texas, I'm golden. Thanks for the tip.
  17. pjl44

    pjl44 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    Assuming their tap lists are current, Lord Hobo has Lambickx, Deep Ellum has St. Louis, and Publick House has Boon Oud Kriek and Petrus Oud Bruin. I think each place has a Berliner Weiss of some sort on as well.
  18. Jennille

    Jennille Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2013 Massachusetts

    Olde Magoun's Saloon in Somerville has the Duchesse De Bourgogne Flemish on draught which is a goodie. An interesting selection in addition.. not sure if your stay is over but figured I would five my 2 cents.
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