Best of Boston

2011 Best Beer Bar

Sunset Grill & Tap

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. And where Lord Hobo—another bar with an admirable lineup—can come off as aggressively hip, friendliness rules the day at this Allston spot. The servers enthusiastically steer you through the menu in search of a pint that’ll suit your mood. And that mood, more often than not, is a good one.

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