Best of Boston

2006 Best Beer Bar

Sunset Grill & Tap

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 the obscure (Stone’s Arrogant Bastard Ale) to the unpronounceable (the Gueuze 100% Lambic is said to be the champagne of beers). For connoisseurs, there’s usually a cask-conditioned ale, like the popular Middle Ages’ Wailing Wench; for the less discerning, there are the always-reliable Bud Light longnecks.

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