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Boston Beer Works - Fenway
Active Beers: 104
Beer Ratings: 1,065
Beer Avg: 3.62
Taps: 16 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
61 Brookline Avenue
phone: (617) 536-BEER
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vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Visited for a quick bite before our tour of Fenway. Very large space with a smaller bar and a few tables to the left upon entering. Large bar, lots of booths, and a bunch of TVs in the main area. Service was good, but we were one of only four or five tables occupied at the time. Beer was average, food just a bit better. Kind of what I expected when I entered a sports bar/brew pub. I can only imagine the crowd during a home game. Better spots in Boston, but it is in a convenient location.
05-16-2013 13:55:16 |
More by Imstillthegman
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Went there for my birthday to see the Sox play. Great place to sit and have a few beers. The bartenders were very pleasant and they knew their stuff. They had about 20 beers on tap. I tried the flight of 4 beers which was nice, along with a pint or 2 of my favorites from the samples he gave us. My only complaint about the place was the lack of TV's at the bar in the back. There were some in the dining room, but it would've been nice to have them in front of you. If and when I ever get back to Boston, I will be sure to come back.
12-28-2012 18:45:54 |
More by VaTarheel
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
Had a few beers here before going to a Red Sox game. The place was loud and crowded as expected, the beers were decent, they had plenty of TVs to watch plenty of sports. I didn't try any of the food, the staff knew their beer, but since it was so busy were just trying to keep up with the ordering. Overall a cool place to catch a game and grab a microbrew. The beers weren't anything special, but better than your standard macro. Worth checking out if you are in the area, or want a better beer before catching a game.
08-28-2012 22:52:20 |
More by wingman14
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
beers were solid, nothing that blew me out of the water, but i enjoyed sampling some stuff outside my regular lineup. they have seasonals in addition to their beer menu staples, so, while not a prolific selection, the assortment was enough to find something to suffice. food was decent bar fare; went with a "charlestown burger", which came w bacon and cheddar. no complaints there. service was ok considering we were there before a sox game. would recommend if you're in the area and looking for some grub and a decent brew, but no need to go out of your way for it.
original review on: 06-25-2010
05-16-2012 14:26:13 |
More by BostonHops
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped here before a concert at a nearby location. Nice, very clean, industrial feeling area. Small bar to the right when you walk in, larger bar farther back. Brewing equipment on the right. Had the Back Bay IPA, the Boston Red, and the Oktoberfest. The beer tasted super fresh, and was quite good. Tried the loaded potato spring rolls, and the South End burger, which had bacon and smoked gouda. Both were very good. Service was fast and quite helpful, although the place wasn't very full. Prices were quite reasonable I thought. Good food, good beer, and good service. Definitely worth a shot if you're in the neighborhood.
10-18-2011 13:49:09 |
More by jaxon53
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Came in here the day after the Red Sox were eliminated from playoff contention (and then again two days later).
Pretty damn convenient location: right across the street from Fenway Park. The inside is surprisingly nice and modern, and rather large. A smaller bar area right inside the door with the main bar more toward the back.
The staff was fairly friendly (didn't get any Masshole attitude). They also humored my unflappable desire to try every single beer they had on-tap (15 the first time I went).
Quality of the beers ranged from good to below average, though nothing was quite in the White Birch range.
The prices were pretty reasonable, especially for Boston.
10-04-2011 22:09:31 |
More by womencantsail
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$$
Was here for the Sox game so it was very crowded and very sports bat-ish, so if that's a turnoff for you then don't go during a game. As crowded and noisy as the place was, the service was fast, informative and very helpful. I wasn't disappointed w/ the place but not a real high grade b/c, simply, the beer and food are good, not great. Got some apps- wings, pizza, sweet potato fry basket...basically other than the fry basket everything was OK, that's it. Same w/ the beers which disappointed me a little - some of the beers I had were real good, most "menhh" and one was rather bad. In other words I didn't have a bad experience at all but next time I'm up for a game or in the area I will be content going somewhere else.
07-12-2011 17:28:24 |
More by clayrock81
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
You can catch this place packed or completely empty. Either way is perfectly fine. I have been here on game day and had a great time drinking awesome beer with a bunch of friends and slamming down heaping plates of loaded nachos. I have also been here on an off night and sat down for a meal and a couple of beers. Either occasion I'm satisfied with tentative wait staff and quick food/beer serve times. Beer and food are fairly priced and there is constantly something different for you to try. I love coming here with people just getting into craft beer because they can experience a bunch of different styles. The brewers here make some pretty true to style beer. Consistent quality on tap.
07-03-2011 23:45:49 |
More by DrinkingDrake
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
It was pretty packed this night, since there was a rain delay at Fenway park, right across the street. There was one beer on tap, their cask-conditioned armarillo dry-hopped pale ale. AWESOME beer, reminded me of a finely crafted homebrew!
The rest of the selection was depleted. Half of the beers on their list were unavailable, including their IPA. Who runs out of their IPA??
Food was pretty good and not too expensive. As with just about every place in Boston, the nacho plates are ridiculously large and enough for 3-4 people.
06-21-2011 21:15:59 |
More by businesstime
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Atmosphere- We visited this location at a slow time- 5:00pm on a Wednesday- so it was pretty empty. Not that this was a bad thing. It allowed us to take-in the decor, converse with the bartendress and more thoroughly enjoy our beers. Overall, the place was enjoyable from the standpoint of atmosphere.
Quality- High quality everywhere. Clean facilities, nice marketing materials, good beer, etc.
Service- Our bartendress was reasonably familiar with her product, which was good. We had great service, but that is easy to deliver when the place is empty.
Selection- They had their blueberry ale on tap, which is something my wife was looking for. They also had a range of other house beers, including one beer on cask. Everything we tasted ranged from "decent" to "very good".
Overall, this is a place we would go back to when back up in Boston.
03-11-2011 03:16:16 |
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Boston Beer Works - Fenway in Boston, MA