Boston Beer Works: "Sports and Suds" Boston Beer Works Tip by sarahandgareth
Boston Beer Works, Boston: 6 reviews and 6 photos
Boston Beer Works have two big operations in Boston (near Fenway Park and near the Fleet Center) and one in Salem. Keep in mind that if there's a big event on in either location both places are likely to be humming.
They have TVs everywhere so patrons can keep up with the latest action, but they also do some excellent beers. They have a much wider selection than most brewpubs, and virtually all of them are high-quality brews.
The locations lack a little in character - the steel fittings don't help - especially if there's no event on and your group is lost in the middle of an empty bar, but when the Red Sox or the Celtics are in a crunch game, the mood of the crowd can be infectious.
Favorite Dish: Boston Beer Works re-vamped their menus a few years back and it shows: they go well beyond the brewpub basics, with plenty of tasty pasta dishes to complement the more familiar sandwiches. The quality of the food, and the presentation, even for a humble burger, are also excellent. On our last visit, we had a tasty burger with red onions, and a fabulous fried chicken platter, but really, we could have picked almost anything from the menu.
Beware the nachos: the portions are obscene, so make sure there's a crowd to share them!
Their Bluebeery beer is a popular choice, but it's not one of our regulars: we're not really fans of the sweet/fruity beers.
Address: 112 Canal St or 61 Brookline Ave
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Canal St is right beside North Station, in the shadow of the Fleet Center, while the other location is right beside Fenway Park.
Phone: 617-5362337 (Fenway)/617-8962337
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