Best Beer Bar in Boston

2015 Best Beer Bar

Publick House

Brookline

Several craft-beer haunts opened this year, but our hops-loving hearts still belong to the Publick House. Draft selections in the triple digits and a phone-book-thick menu don’t always make a…Read More

2014 Best Beer Bar

Lord Hobo

Cambridge

To the pubs with rows and rows of taps: Quantity alone doesn't cut it anymore. Lord Hobo, by contrast, has all the variety and thrills suds geeks crave. Even if…Read More

2014 Best Beer Bar

The Publick House

Brookline

This was a winner in our 2014 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2014 winners…Read More

2013 Best Beer Bar

Lord Hobo

Cambridge

Bourbon-barrel-aged Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout on draft? Check. Smoked Maple Lager, a collaboration between Lawson’s Finest Liquids and Jack’s Abby Brewing? Check. Elusive cans of everyone’s favorite double IPA, Heady…Read More

2011 Best Beer Bar

Sunset Grill & Tap

Allston

With 112 drafts and 380 total beers to choose from, this just ain’t much of a competition. Sure, other places offer great lists: The Publick House has a slate of…Read More

2011 Best Beer Bar

Sunset Grill & Tap

Allston

With 112 drafts and 380 total beers to choose from, this just ain’t much of a competition. Sure, other places offer great lists: The Publick House has a slate of…Read More

2010 Best Beer Bar

The Publick House

Brookline

How many beers does this place have, anyway? 100? 200? Who knows. The suds menu changes all the time at the Publick House (though the Belgians always make an appearance)….Read More

2008 Best Beer Bar

Sunset Grill & Tap

Allston

Given all the sterling pubs in Boston, a city that’s become a destination for the beer-drinking world, you’d think Sunset would see stiffer competition in this category. Yet there’s no…Read More

2008 Best Beer Bar

Sunset Grill & Tap

Allston

Given all the sterling pubs in Boston, a city that’s become a destination for the beer-drinking world, you’d think Sunset would see stiffer competition in this category. Yet there’s no…Read More

2007 Best Beer Bar

Sunset Grill & Tap

Allston

We like beer. Draft or bottled, light or stout, domestic or imported—so long as it’s good and cold, we’re all over it. The fine people at the Sunset share that…Read More

2006 Best Beer Bar

Sunset Grill & Tap

Allston

Just reading the beer menu at the Sunset is enough to make your head spin. At last count there were 100 brews on tap here, as well as 300-plus bottled…Read More

1998 Best Beer Bar

The Sunset Grill & Tap

Allston

True medical fact: If you sat down at the bar at Sunset and drank only four ounces of each beer in stock, you’d die a horribly painful death, probably by…Read More

1997 Best Beer Bar

The Sunset Grill & Tap

Brighton

Back when good beer selection meant both Bud and Miller Lite, these hopheads did their damnedest to broaden our horizons. A decade later, the bar stocks nearly 500 microbrews, including…Read More

1996 Best Beer Bar

Brew Moon

Boston

Brewmaster Tony Vieira has hit his stride with beers that are clean, crisp, full-bodied, and especially flavorful when paired with chef Donald Chapelle’s California-influenced cuisine…Read More

1995 Best Beer Bar

John Harvard’s Brewhouse

Cambridge

The food is as good as the ale. Master brewer Tim Morse works hand in hand with chef Joe Kubik to ensure that the beers both complement and counterpoint the…Read More

1990 Best Beer Bar

The Sunset Grill & Tap

Allston

This casual taproom offers more than 100 beers for sipping or quaffing, including some hard-to-get microwbrews and a fine selection of drafts…Read More

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