Best of Boston

1998 Best Beer Bar

The Sunset Grill & Tap

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 exploding. But if you’re willing to take a more sober excursion through the world of malted, fermented beverages, the Sunset is your place. Silverback Gorilla Black Coffee Ale? Got it. Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel? You bet. All told, the Sunset boasts nearly 600 beers, including 111 on tap and three beer engines for those cask-conditioned ales.

130 Brighton Ave., Allston, 617-254-1331,