Best of Boston

2008 Best Beer Bar

Sunset Grill & Tap

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 380 microbrews equals 10 Best of Boston nods in the past decade. From the Hazed & Infused American pale ale to a host of obscure but lip-smacking Belgians, there’s always something new and intriguing on offer. More important: The staff is as astute about beer as sommeliers are about wine, minus the superciliousness.

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