Best of Boston

BEST Beer Bar

2012 BEST Beer Bar, Craft Beer
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The Publick House

Brookline

This monastic pub is ;the place to earn an advanced degree in artisanal ales (or just keep pace with the craft-beer aficionados in your life). The bartenders and servers know their hops and malts in exquisite detail, and will happily… 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 about 35 beers on tap. But 35 is not 112…. read more»

2010 BEST Beer Bar
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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). But more than the awe-inspiring selection, the care with which… read more»

2008 BEST Beer Bar
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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 arguing with the math: Over 100 beers on tap plus… 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 arguing with the math: Over 100 beers on tap plus… read more»

2007 BEST Beer Bar
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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 affection. No matter what style you prefer, from hefeweizen to… read more»

2006 BEST Beer Bar
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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 beers. The selection ranges from the prosaic (Pilsner Urquell) to… 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 110 on tap and three beer engines for those cask-conditioned… 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 American country-fare cuisine, to the satisfaction of discriminating drinkers and… read more»