Best of Boston

Best Beer Bar

2019 Best Beer Bar

Lulu’s Allston

Allston
It lures lively crowds with a 50-strong draft list bursting with smart selections, buzz-friendly fare (ranch-dusted tater tots!), a raucous soundtrack, and a patio bar [...] read more»
2018 Best Beer Bar

The Publick House

Brookline
The monastic signage, dark oak bar, and arched windows make this cathedral of beer seem like a relic, but the Brookline stalwart has kept mindfully [...] read more»
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»
2010 Best Beer Bar

The Publick House

Brookline
How many beers does this place have, anyway? 100? 200? Who knows. The suds menu changes all the time at the Publick House (though the [...] read more»