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Old 06-04-2007, 09:33 PM   #1
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I'm going to be in Boston for a week and I was wondering if anyone knew of good beer related places to visit. Another thread mentioned the Harpoon Brewery and the Cambridge Brewing company. Anything else?

I checked beermapping.com, but couldn't tell what was good and what wasn't.

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Old 06-04-2007, 09:47 PM   #2
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I was in Boston for ~4 months in 2005.

When I was there Cambridge Brewing company was kind of sad, IMO.

You should definitely go to Sam Adams in Jamaica Plain.

Here this should help:
http://beeradvocate.com/beerfly/city/3

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Old 06-05-2007, 01:40 PM   #3
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I saw a show... Sunset Grill and Tap has like 120 beers on tap... not even exaggerating...

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Old 06-05-2007, 02:25 PM   #4
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I saw a show... Sunset Grill and Tap has like 120 beers on tap... not even exaggerating...
The Sunset Grill is a good place. Just a heads up for you, sometimes their beer ain't so fresh. I've had a few bottles there that were not so fresh. I'm not knocking the place. It is fun, and the food is decent, but if you really want some great beer and food I would recommend Redbones. The bottle selection isn't as impressive as the sunset Grill, but the beer at Redbones is ALWAYS fresh, and the bbq super tasty!

The Beerworks is also a treat. I like the one by Fenway, and if you are over near Fenway then consider checking out Cornwalls, and Bukowski's . Bukowski's has a great bottle selection, and the beerworks brews some superb beer.

When you are getting over the hangover from enjoying thes great beer places, I would recommend going to the super Touristy Union Oyster House for a bloody mary or Guiness and some Oysters. Touristy but worth it IMHO.
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Gibbidy has a lot of great suggestions, I'd like to add Publick House.

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Thanks guys. I now have several places I can try.

I think I was at beerworks last time I was in Boston. Isn't that the place that puts blueberries and watermelon into their beers?

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Isn't that the place that puts blueberries and watermelon into their beers?
Yes, They sprinkled some bluberries in my beer last time I was at their Salem location.
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Go to the Bell in Hand tavern, right next to the Union Oyster House. It's kind of a dive bar, sorta, but it's a place where John Hancock and Sam Adams, etc. used to drink -- I think of it as the revolutionary dudes' dive bar...
If you want to go to the best dive bar in Boston, and you're near Fenway, seek out TC's Lounge -- it's on Haviland Street - near the intersection of Boyleston and Mass Ave, near Berkeley School of Music -- great place, friendly crowd -- tell Tony (if he's there, the owner) that Lou sent you.

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I'm seconding these, but they are just good bars and not breweries.
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Bell in Hand - America's oldest continuously run tavern.

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Digging this thread up from the grave. I go out to Boston quite a bit and Publick House is the next one on the list in terms of beer bars.

Sunset is on the list as well. Any others I should consider?

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