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Boston Beer Works - Fenway
Active Beers: 104
Beer Ratings: 1,066
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: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5
I've been here a handful of times and I've never been disappointed. It's a must that you experience the energy during a Red Sox homestand and then appreciate the overall quality in the offseason. The selection of beers is always astounding. They regularly rotate some of the "specialized" brews around the 6 or 7 of the old standby's. I have yet to come across a bad beer yet at the Beer Works.
The food has always been above average to good, but that's all I really expect out of a brewpub. The service all depends upon when you go. On the day of a Sox game, it's understandably below par. Otherwise, I've never had a complaint. For any tourist making a stop around Fenway, I highly recommend the Beer Works.
03-05-2003 09:14:17 |
More by Hhawk06
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
This place, across from Fenway Park, offers a huge selection of microbrews. Most of the beers tend toward the "light" or "golden" end of the spectrum, but there are many decent ones to chose from. I particularly like the Curley Irish Stout. The decor is sparse and metal, but OK. The staff varies but is usually good. This is a good place to get some beer before a Red Sox game. This place gets really crowded before Red Sox games (when they use plastic cups instead of glasses) and on many weekend evenings.
02-08-2003 16:00:52 |
More by UncleJimbo
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3
One of the better places to visit in the Fenway area. We normally stop by this place before or after a Sox game. My suggestion would be to get their early because it gets crowded on game day.
The beer selection is solid as they usually have around 12-15 of their own brews on tap. Stay away from the fruity beers and look more towards the IPA, Mild and seasonals.
The food is average and ranges from burgers to pasta. Grab a beer here then grab a sausage in the street on the way to the game. Go Sox!
11-18-2002 13:38:29 |
More by CharlesRiver
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
A bunch of buds and I made a long planned road trip to Boston just to visit Fenway. I was told a must-visit was the brewpub across the street for the Blueberry Ale.
This a very large bar/restaurant/night club right across the street from Fenway. On a game night, it had all of the excitement that the reverberates all through the Fenway area.
The interior is very much early 90s, large room, high ceilings, with exposed ducts and whatnot. There is an open raised dining area off of the large open bar area.
The food is the pretty much the usual upscale brewpub selection and was all very tasty.
They had a very good number of beers on tap, probably about 12 or 14, which range from training wheel beers for Bud drinkers to things that will excite jaded beer geeks.
We had one dedicated Bud drinker, along with us for 4 beer geeks, who couldn't find anything he liked to drink. We drank on and he had a soda.
It was extremely crowded after the game, to be expected, and woman bumped into me, she walked into me, as I was walking back from the bathroom. She spilled her beer and wasn't happy with my sincere apology. She wanted to keep bitching at me but I turned my back on her and walked back to the table. The aftergame crowd is mostly yuppie including bitchy women.
Inspite being in the middle of the city, the atmosphere is like a suburban Fridays. The food is better than Fridays. The beer though is definitely not Fridays and worth a visit.
10-30-2002 06:11:51 |
More by Scoats
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5
I'm talking here about the Beer Works near the FleetCenter. Big, open restaurant area downstairs; upstairs is a nice, long bar and some pool tables. Urban industrial look with lots of exposed brick and such. Lots of fermenting vats visible behind glass walls on the periphery. The beers are terrific on the whole. Service can range from disinterested to conscientious. I've never seen it very crowded, even after FleetCenter events. One of my favorite Boston venues for beer.
10-10-2002 20:20:21 |
More by doerickson
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
This place tends to get very loud and echoey which is why I rated the atmosphere so low, but I like this place very much. The quality of service is usually very good, except on occasion when you get someone behind the bar that can't describe the beers. The food selection is varied and the beers are abundant and tastey. Some of the food selections are a bit pricey, but you get a good sized portion. Check it out!
09-21-2002 11:11:54 |
More by Alewife
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
There's not much I can add to the previous reviews, which may be the best review I can give! This is easily my favorite brewpub in the Boston area. There hasn't been alot of mention in recent posts about the food. It's basic, brewpub type foods with some odd quirks thrown in. Nothing 'Nuveau Bizarre' here.The quality is very good. The prices are fair. Anyone can find something to enjoy, vegetarians included. I feel that the beers are exceptional, and I'm amazed at the variety and number of beers available. The interior is comfortable and wide open. Great for large groups. And the T-shirts are pretty good looking as well. Absolutely worth a visit!
08-01-2002 17:57:37 |
More by NeroFiddled
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Very large place with a good mix of booths/tables and bar seating. Big-time industrial looking pub. Service is generally good and knowledgable, but you may come across the occasional slug now and then. Wide array of biers to choose from, and they are all done fairly well. I am, though, still waiting for that 1 or 2 that knocks my sox off. Varied menu selections have always hit the spot for me (especially the Spicy Chicken Sammich). Watch out, though, if the Red Sox are playing....the place will be swamped! Prosit!!
atmosphere: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
08-01-2002 04:43:50 |
More by Bierman9
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4
This place is right across the street from Fenway Park! Big place with a small bar in the front and a huge one in the back. There's a lot of room for that pre- and post-game crowd. There were 16 beers on tap in '01 and 19 beers on tap in '00. Huge menu - something for everyone. Bartender's were pleasant and knowledgeable on both visits but each time, once we were served we were basically ignored. And we were not there when it was crowded. Their top seller is the Bunker Hill Blueberry Ale - you should have seen the blueberries floating in the beer - looked like a lava lamp!. Screwtop growlers.04/01 4 4oz glasses in the sampler presented in a wire basket. We had Curley's Irish Stout, Buckeye Oatmeal Stout, Bottom of the Ninth Porter, and Fenway's Favorite IPA. "T" thought the IPA was fair and the Porter was good. The Oatmeal didn't have a strong flavor but filled your mouth nicely. The Irish stout was tasteless. "M" agreed about all except the IPA - it wasn't worth drinking. Nice place and all but overall we wouldn't try it on a game day or make it a regular stop. 04/00 "T" had the Cask Conditioned Curley's Irish Stout and Fenway Pale Ale. Both were decent. "M" drank a Muddy River Porter and a black & tan with the Curley's Irish Stout and Back Bay IPA. The porter was the better of the 2.
06-26-2002 05:56:48 |
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