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Old 07-15-2010, 10:41 AM   #1
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So I'm in Boston and will have a free day Saturday. Any good pubs with a lot of good craft beer selections on tap?

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Old 07-15-2010, 11:24 AM   #2
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Bukowski's
Cash only

Boston Beer Works
They are a brew-pub chain in the Boston area
Great food and great beers
I prefer the one on Canal Street

Deep Ellum
I've never been but my friend swears by the place
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:44 AM   #3
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There aren't many bars or pubs in boston....


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try the sunset grille, they have like more than 100 taps of craft beer. I got some really unusual stuff there a month ago.

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Old 07-15-2010, 01:20 PM   #4
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I'm preferential to Cambridge Brewing Company on the other side of the river as well. You can get directions from the T (Redline - Kendall Sq. stop) on their website.

Sunset Grill is in Brighton but can also be accessed on the T (Greenline B-train, Harvard Ave. stop).

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Old 07-15-2010, 01:39 PM   #5
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So I'm in Boston and will have a free day Saturday. Any good pubs with a lot of good craft beer selections on tap?
What part of boston are you going to be? As bguzz pointed out, there are fair number of places you can go. I betting they'll be a good place stumbling distance from where you are staying...
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:33 PM   #6
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Yeah, a location helps since their are good spots in way too many neighborhoods. Here are a few recommendations. Keep in mind that I don't like sports bars and would rather be in a place that would be playing punk rock (and would settle for indie).

If you are near Backbay, I second the Bukowski's recommendation for both atmosphere & food.

Cambridge Brewing Co. in Kendall Sq has some great beers, but it more of a sit down restaurant than a bar. (Decent basic pub food.)

If you are in Jamaica Plain, the Brendan Behan is a great spot.

Deep Ellum in Allston has a very good selection and a great atmosphere If you stop by on a weekday (not Thursday), it should be easy to get a seat on their patio. Their food is pretty good, but that area has some of the best Thai, Taiwanese, and Korean food.

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Old 07-15-2010, 05:37 PM   #7
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Bukowski's
Boston Beer Works
They are a brew-pub chain in the Boston area
Great food and great beers
I prefer the one on Canal Street


Not a fan of Boston Beer Works at all. Especially stay away from the Airport location. The food is OK, but the beer is very light and watery. Works for the average beer drinker, just not me. Give it a shot if you don't mind lighter beers.

Pale ale isn't very hoppy, the red is so light you can't even taste the malt, and the Blueberry is OK but still light. The blueberry ale seems to be the most unique I've had (actual blueberries placed in the beer after the tap). However, it's still not that good.

Didn't mean to be negative, I just wanted to put my 2 cents in.
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Since I travel to Boston a lot though, I'm glad everyone else is chiming in.

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The Publick house off the green line is INCREDIBLE. Bukowski's is also pretty great but the cash only thing always got me. I would also stay away from Boston Beer works for all the reasons described above.

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I went to PAX this summer first time in boston. I enjoyed myself but with I was able to find one of those corner bars with great beers on tap and to mingle with the locals. But where we were staying was center city boston and the only thing available was an irish pub and mexican restraunt...

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