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Discussion in 'New England' started by cfh64, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. cfh64

    cfh64 Defender (602) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    Hey guys, I'm thinking about visiting a friend in Somersville. He's kind of new to the beer scene and BA. Are there any good bars and brewpubs that happen to be in the same city and are nearby? BTW, I feel horrible for even asking this question. I mean I feel really, really bad but you would be doing me a big favor. Thanks!
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  2. brikelly

    brikelly Aspirant (269) Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
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    There are other threads in this forum that will help, but here's some close enough to him:

    Lord Hobo
    Cambridge Brewing Company
    Deep Ellum
  3. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Yup. See the lots of other threads that are going on on this same topic - but Somerville is "Boston" for all intents and purposes. Lord Hobo in Cambridge is pretty close, great food, phenomenal tap list all the time. Publick House in Brookline is similarly incredible, but a further trip. Cambridge Brewing Co. is a well-regarded brewpub close by, I can't speak to it much. Bukowski's is also good. And there are many, many more that I'm sure people will chip in with info on.

    Also plenty of great breweries nearby to visit: Harpoon, Sam Adams, Night Shift, Idle Hands, Jack's Abby if you don't mind driving a bit.

    ILOVESTOUTS Initiate (100) Apr 13, 2006 Connecticut
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    Sunset Tap & Gill in Alston has a ridiculously large tap selection.
  5. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Crusader (719) Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    Somerville is basically part of Cambridge, which is basically the part of Boston north of the river. You're in good T (our subway) accessible shape to most things you'll find on Places:

    Even if your time is limited, I strongly suggest a trip to Kendall Square in Cambridge - you can hit up Cambridge Brewing Company (best brewpub in the country IMO), Lord Hobo, and Meadhall all within walking distance.

    Also, when are you visiting? Lots of area fests and such that could be interesting to you...
  6. RKing44

    RKing44 Disciple (392) Mar 6, 2012 Massachusetts
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    If you only have time for one bar, I suggest Lord Hobo. If you only have time for one brew pub, I agree with cbeer88. But in my opinion hit up Lord Hobo, best beer list in the city. Dig the Dimebag avatar, RIP my man.
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  7. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Lol I just seen this now you bastard.
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  8. PaulB

    PaulB Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2002 Massachusetts

    Sunset has been combining the finest local fish with craft beer since the '80s, a must stop IMO.
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  9. hudsonvalleyslim

    hudsonvalleyslim Devotee (475) May 29, 2003 Massachusetts

    Cambridge Common & Christopher's are close by. Great beer lists.
  10. Andrew61923

    Andrew61923 Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2009 California

    Olde Magoun's Saloon is a good spot for a nice menu and a pretty good taplist. I also second a stop to visit Night Shift.
  11. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (400) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    Do you have a time frame for the visit? There's a great cask ale fest happening in late March. I've been going the past 10 years plus, and it keeps getting better. Check out Nerax.org
  12. ArrogantDogfish

    ArrogantDogfish Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2010 Massachusetts

    I know I sound like a broken record because it's been said multiple times, but you must go to Sunset Grill. On top of the fact that theres like 120 beers on tap, its on a stretch of road wheres theres at least 4 other decent bars within a crawling distance. Also if you're in the Fenway area, the Landsdowne Pub is a nice spot. Not an overwhelming beer selection, but awesome food.
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