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Taps: 26 / Bottles: 38
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
477 Cambridge St
phone: (617) 787-2337
(Place added by: konabrewer on 01-10-2007)
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vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$$
I went over to the Deep Ellum last Thursday, and I had a very enjoyable time. They have a beautiful bar, a nice selection, cheerful service, and a nice friendly crowd hangs out there. I had a nice time chatting with the locals. The only thing I didn't like was prices, which were steeper than most. It is nice to finally see a regular bar that isn't the size of a bowling alley that serves decent beer. It is a comfortable bar to belly up too. I'll be going back, but not until I get some more money. They don't have the largest selection, but it was well thought out and suffieciently varried; I can tell that they are aiming their beer selection at the beer enthusiest crowd, and they are among the few in the Boston area that do this. They were nice too. The Deep Ellum reminds me of what a bar should be.
I went back again on Monday night, and they must have totaly resolved the bleach issue. The beer was in terrific shape, and I did have more than I should have, and I didn't have any repeats. The food was more resonably priced than the beers.
02-13-2007 21:33:38 |
More by commie
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Just paid them a visit tonight ... Old School bar atmosphere, reminds me of a few 100 year old bars I have been to in NYC. Big mirror behind the bar, brick wall on the opposite side and vintage style tile on the floor.
I tried the cask Leather Lips IPA ... amazing! Mahr's Weiss on tap and Ridgeway IPA where both pouring beautifully. The tap (20+ taps) and bottle (scores of bottles) lineup is within the top five selection within the Boston area. Miller High Life was the only macro on tap ... which is good cause if I hit the scotch I'll need a beer to back it up.
I'll be hitting them up for a full on night of beer and food soon. Great first impression. Check this place out now ...
01-25-2007 01:45:50 |
More by Jason
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Wow. This place is great.We went there for lunch today. I had the french toast (awesome) and my bf had the prime rib sandwich (he loved it). The owners were so knowledgeable and friendly. There is a great variety on tap--St. Bernardus Tripel, Gritty's BlackFly Stout (nitro), Middle Ages, Leatherlips IPA (cask), Prima Pils, Brooklyn Chocolate Stout, Dogfish, Mahrs Weiss, etc. You'll find something you like. We'll definitely be back next week. So glad to have this as an addition to Boston. No complaints.
01-21-2007 01:00:24 |
More by jbart
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
I visited Deep Ellum on a Thursday after work, roughly two weeks after the establishment first opened. The first thing that struck me was that I was the only customer at first. (Granted it was early, 6:30-6:45ish) Anyhow, fairly small place with a nice cozy atmosphere. The bar along the left side had a nice selection of taps. Dogfish Head with a couple of offerings, Avery Brown, EKU Pils, Hop Rod Rye, Liberator. I started with the Ridgeway IPA, which tasted very fresh. Opening the menu revealed a nice list of bottles as well. Not as extensive a list as a place like Sunset, but it seemed like a good amount of thought had gone into picking good examples of various styles. The service was great, even once the place started to fill up. My water glass never made it past half empty, and I had a beer on deck almost the whole time. Only negative was the bottle of St. Peter's that we had, it was bad, but the bartender immediately replaced it and took it off the bill. Food menu is not extensive but looks interesting. The bartender indicated that there would be good rotation in the taps. All in all a nice addition to the neighborhood.
01-19-2007 17:10:44 |
More by almalkin
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Stopped by here last Saturday night to check this place out and try a few beers. Very dark atmosphere when you walk in, and there was some good music cranking though the system. Sat at the bar and talked with both bartenders, who greeted us and helped us with our beer selection. The service was very good. Had a DFH Chateau Jiahu in a snifter and the wife had a BBC Coffehouse Porter. Both tasted great. The food menu looked pretty intriguing, very interesting selections for a beer bar. Had a cheeseburger which was quite good. The beers were priced decently, with most draughts $5.00-$6.00, and bottles were a range of prices higher than that, most over $6.00. The bottle selection had a few that you don't see often, so that was a bonus. Deep Ellum is a nice addition to the Allston beer scene.
01-15-2007 18:04:29 |
More by morebeergood
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Look at that thing, Jim was pointing at the draught tower as I walked in. Some Checkoslovinian dude hand-made it, its fucking gorgeous. Jim had obviously been talking to the barman, as aesthetics were one of the last things he cared about. Note the Miller High Life drawn up on the bar in front of him. I sat down next to him at the the long bar that ran the length of the left side of the rectangular room, seating about twenty. A small nook with barstools just on the left when entering was bathed in the noon sunlight, a cozy spot to hang out in on one of the first frigid days in New England. A bench ran the length of the right side under an exposed brick wall with small tables, single seats on their opposing sides, about ten of them. A large skylight in the middle of the ceiling allowed for some diffuse sun to mix with that produced by the droplights above the bar and the track lighting that set the brick wall on display. Not a huge place, but an inviting space nonetheless.
I turned my attention to the ale. Twenty-two on tap, including Arrogant Bastard, Chateau Jiahu, Great Divide Hibernation, St. Bernardus Tripel, and Miller High Life. There was also a hand-pump, but nothing was on it yet. I ordered a Hibernation from the devilish barman, and took a look through the bottle list while Jim shot expletives at Sports Center up on one of the two flat screens hoisted on both ends of the bar. According to their printed menu, it looked like they stocked about eighty-three bottles or so, quality stuff, with some vintage items that included North Coast Old Stock Ale 2005, Sinehbrychoff Imperial Porter 1997, Fullers Vintage Ale 2000, and A Le Coq Imperial Stout 2001 among them. This place meant business.
Just then, Kumar appeared from the back and nodded at us, ordering an Averys Ellies Brown. Damn, that hot water is good in there, Kumar exclaimed, examining his hands. Jim stared at him like he was a new species of bug. Well, he continued, explaining, how many times do you go in to a bathroom to discover their hot water doesnt even fucking work, he asked. Jim just stared him down for a few more seconds before shaking his head and turning back to ESPN. Kumar took his pint and moved over to the windowed nook near the door. I raised my eyebrows, questioning.
Its the best place to see the #66 coming down the street, its perfect, Kumar crowed. The #66 was his bus to and from work. Jim hurled another fuck at the televisions as the Dallas loss to Seattle was broken down. I checked out the front of the bottle menu where the food was listed and decided on a Gruyere grilled cheese with a bowl of tomato soup. The rest of the menu looked excellent, with some interesting dinner entrees including Moroccan lamb shank, prime rib, and a cassoulet that sounded fine. Sports Center wound down at the half hour and Jim turned on his stool, staring at himself in one of the mirrors on the huge, wooden bar back.
Well, I lost some cash on that one, but what the fuck, it wasnt a total wash last weekend, he calculated. The barman approached with my food and set it down, a little too close to Jim for my liking. Hey, Jim said, The musics too low. You mind turning it up some?
Well, people have complained about it being too loud, he replied.
Fuck, are they deaf or something? Its like freedom rock, man, turn it up, Jim insisted. The barman acquiesced and put some Beck on. I dug into my grilled cheese, which was excellent in its formal plainness, while the soup was fine with onion and chunks of garlic in it. Jim grabbed the huge dill pickle wedge from the plate and proclaimed it one of the best hed had in ages. I ordered a second beer, a St. Bernardus, while the barman sent one of his cronies off to get the latest issue of the Improper Bostonian; there was a blurb about their opening in the latest issue. We started talking about his draught line-up as he poured my tripel, and he became more animated, obviously excited about his new business.
Were going to get more vintage stuff in, and start aging barrels too, he said pointing to the Brooklyn Double Chocolate Stout handle in particular. I asked him if he had the space to do that.
Fuck, brother, weve got a whole basement this size, he said sweeping his arm around, right underneath us. He carefully placed my drink down and Kumar, from his perch in the corner, asked him for another beer too.
Id like a Le Coq, he said. Jim turned and stared at Kumar.
My sister better not hear about that, Jim murmured. He continued to stare at Kumar. To his credit, Kumar was not backing down, looking Jim squarely in the face. He returned the volley.
The fuck did you just say, he asked Jim.
Well, shit, if my sister finds out youre into dudes, well, he stopped, a smile beginning at the edges of his lips.
You know what, go ahead and fucking tell her, you asshole, see if I care. That shut both of them up for a little while. I knew it wouldnt last as our afternoon was just beginning.
01-12-2007 05:21:03 |
More by Truh
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I visited on the first Wednesday night after it opened at about dinnertime. The ten or so tables were full with diners as were the sixteen or so bar seats. There was no standing crowd. The bar was relatively small, and the atmosphere was very relaxed.
This bar looks very promising. The tap and bottle lists were impressive. If they are able to have turnover that the top beer bars in Boston maintain on the taps, I would consider this bar in the upper eschelon with The Publick House, Redbones, and Linwood. It is down the street from Sunset, but vastly different.
The tap list consisted of beers from Anderson Valley (Pale ale), Smuttynose, Dogfish (Chateau), Bear Republic (Hop Rod), Great Divide (Hibernation), St. Bernardus (Tripel), and others. There were also two nitrogen engines, from which I enjoyed a Black Fly Stout. Both of my beers were delicious and at the proper temperature. It was a wide selection, with nothing crappy, other than one tap for Miller High Life.
My buddy and I split an order of wings, which were very crispy and delicious. The rest of the food looked very good as well.
The pints were about $5 with the rarer beers going for about $6. It was about average pricing. When it was all said and done, I had no problems paying these prices considering the quality of the beers and the quality of the atmosphere.
01-11-2007 04:46:30 |
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