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Old 10-14-2009, 04:22 PM   #1
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I'm heading to Boston this weekend for a Belgian beer fest Saturday night but will be arriving Friday afternoon and leaving late Sunday morning. That means I'll have some time to kill, preferably at some good brewpubs. Any locals (or non-locals) have some suggestions for me? My beer snobbery is only outshone by my food snobbery if that gives you anything to work with...

Oh, and any exceptional non-brewpub or non-gastronomic ideas are also welcome!

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Old 10-14-2009, 04:51 PM   #2
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Bukowski's

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f28/bost...r-works-78699/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f28/trip...ns-pubs-96968/

Weather is going to SUCK!

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Sweet. Thanks for the links.

Yeah, the forecast for NJ is pretty heinous so I'm sure it's going to be just as bad or worse up there...ah well, I'll deal...with a brew in hand I always deal...
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Sweet. Thanks for the links.

Yeah, the forecast for NJ is pretty heinous so I'm sure it's going to be just as bad or worse up there...ah well, I'll deal...with a brew in hand I always deal...
The beer fest is a good take, those guys do a great job.

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I've got to disagree with Babalu... Boston Beer Works is mediocre at best. Bukowski's is good, but I always felt it was overpriced and self-conscious.

The best place in terms of food and beer is definitely the Publick House in Brookline ( http://www.eatgoodfooddrinkbetterbeer.com/ )

Redbones in Davis Square has good barbecue (for Boston) and a great tap selection, but your meal there can be very rushed.

If you want a brew-pub, then Cambridge Brewing Company is your best bet, much better food and much better beer than Boston Beer Works...

The Sunset Grill has a huge number of beers on tap, but nothing to really wow an experienced beer drinker, although you can get your beer in a yard glass, which is good fun.

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I've got to disagree with Babalu... Boston Beer Works is mediocre at best. Bukowski's is good, but I always felt it was overpriced and self-conscious.

The best place in terms of food and beer is definitely the Publick House in Brookline ( http://www.eatgoodfooddrinkbetterbeer.com/ )

Redbones in Davis Square has good barbecue (for Boston) and a great tap selection, but your meal there can be very rushed.

If you want a brew-pub, then Cambridge Brewing Company is your best bet, much better food and much better beer than Boston Beer Works...

The Sunset Grill has a huge number of beers on tap, but nothing to really wow an experienced beer drinker, although you can get your beer in a yard glass, which is good fun.
You must have caught Beer Works at a bad time for you or something.

Redbones is good BBQ anywhere.

Bukowski's is what it is
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You must have caught Beer Works at a bad time for you or something.

Redbones is good BBQ anywhere.

Bukowski's is what it is

*shrug* I've been to Beer Works many times for its proximity to Fenway. Never been overly impressed, I guess mileage may vary.

Redbones may indeed be good BBQ anywhere, but as a northeasterner, I'm not qualified to make that judgment.
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*shrug* I've been to Beer Works many times for its proximity to Fenway. Never been overly impressed, I guess mileage may vary.

Redbones may indeed be good BBQ anywhere, but as a northeasterner, I'm not qualified to make that judgment.
Never been to the one @ Fenway, only on Canal Street where the do the actual brewing.

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Never been to the one @ Fenway, only on Canal Street where the do the actual brewing.

We won the war, we have that right
I've been to the Carolinas a bunch, its right thar with it ya'll
Hah. That argument never seems to work for me with my friends from the Carolinas and Texas... although the Carolineans think more highly of RedBones than the Texans, so it may be a style thing.
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Hah. That argument never seems to work for me with my friends from the Carolinas and Texas... although the Carolineans think more highly of RedBones than the Texans, so it may be a style thing.
Texans need to stick to oil and shrimp
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