Best of Boston

Best Beer Bar

2017 Best Beer Bar

Deep Ellum

Allston
At 10 years old, this Allston watering hole still fits the niche Max Toste and Aaron Sanders first set out to fill: a spot to […] read more»
Lord Hobo / Photograph by Jared Kuzia for Best of Boston 2016
2016 Best Beer Bar

Lord Hobo

Cambridge
More than 40 beers on draft. Dozens of bottled selections. Owner Daniel Lanigan’s own line of lupulin-laced originals. And hyper-knowledgeable staffers who take imbibing very […] read more»
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 […] 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 […] 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 […] read more»
2012 Best Beer Bar, Craft Beer

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). […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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, […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] read more»