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Taps: 15 / Bottles: 20
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
149 P ST
phone: (617) 269-0900
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
This is an oasis in the vast desert of macro beer offerings typically found in Southie. They have more than 20 beers on tap, with a number of craft options. It's not a particularly imaginative beer list (leans a little too heavy on the Belgian styles for my taste), but it's broad enough that you should be able to find a few beers that interest you.
I had a Sixpoint Righteous Rye that was priced around $6/glass. And the Belgians on the list (Chimay, Duvel, Affligem) are priced around $9/glass(!). So, prices are definitely a little high for Southie, but there are a range of less expensive options (e.g., Narragansett for $4.50).
I found it interesting that they have Bantam Wunderkind cider on draft (Bantam is a craft cider maker based in Cambridge, MA); until my visit to Local 149, I'd only seen it available in bottles. $6/glass, but not sure how many ounces you get with that.
Bonus points: They appeared to be using proper glassware for most pours.
Food was very solid (deep fried brussels sprouts -- unique and delicious). Service was good; the bartender was busy, but attentive. All in all, it's a solid place and worth checking out if you're in Southie. Because of price and location, I'd hesitate to recommend it over my more favorite beer bars in Boston (e.g., Deep Ellum, Atwood's Tavern, Cambridge Brewing Company), but it's a good option in the area.
07-02-2012 20:55:47 |
More by huuvola
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Local 149 is the best beer bar in Southie, hands down. They have a regular list of decent Belgians (Chimay, Duvel, etc), and a small rotating tap list of local craft beers. It's a modest but well-curated selection and a welcome relief from the Playwright and its twin brother on East Broadway.
The reason to go to Local 149, however, is the food. They have a seasonal menu consisting largely of organic and locally grown ingredients. They also have an ever-changing selection of bar bites (deviled eggs, kobe beef sliders, pigs in a blanket, fried pickles, etc).
Overall, it's a well-needed oasis of good food and good beer in Southie.
10-18-2011 15:29:08 |
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Local 149 in Boston, MA