Boston Beer Works

Brewery / Restaurant / Sports Bar
Boston Beer Works Boasting over fifty handcrafted ales, lagers, pilsners, and stouts, Fenway-based Boston Beer Works keeps a steady flow of Red Sox and craft beer fans on tap. Boston United States 42.346939 -71.098816
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Party Earth Review Boasting over fifty handcrafted ales, lagers, pilsners, and stouts, Fenway-based Boston Beer Works keeps a steady flow of Red Sox and craft beer fans on tap. During baseball season, the conveniently located venue hosts... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    Daily 11am–1am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Boston Beer Works Review

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Boasting over fifty handcrafted ales, lagers, pilsners, and stouts, Fenway-based Boston Beer Works keeps a steady flow of Red Sox and craft beer fans on tap.

Boasting over fifty handcrafted ales, lagers, pilsners, and stouts, Fenway-based Boston Beer Works keeps a steady flow of Red Sox and craft beer fans on tap.

During baseball season, the conveniently located venue hosts rowdy hordes of jerseyed pilsner pounders who gather in the Dugout, the smaller bar and dining area, or slip into a polished wood booth in the Brewer’s Den, where the main bar is usually bustling with pre-game drinkers.

Off season sees the place just as busy, as in-the-know pub crawlers, preppy students, and local young professionals flock in to sample new beers or revisit favorites like the Bunker Hill Blueberry Ale.

Beer connoisseurs and curious patrons will appreciate the glass walls that reveal the stainless steel tanks where the venue’s beers are brewed, as well as the knowledgeable staff on hand to offer four-ounce samples and point out the subtleties of the dozen microbrews on tap, from the Beantown Nut Brown Ale to the Brookline Weizen Bock.

Relaxed and with an impressive beer menu, this outpost of the Boston Beer Works is perfect for sports fans looking for a few good brews before heading to Fenway.

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Tip from Lucas:

If your next trip to Beer Works is too far in the future, grab a growler – a half-gallon jug for take-home suds – and have the bartenders fill it with their best draft brew. Who says you can’t take it with you?

  • Crowd

    Mix of Boston sports fans, students, young professionals, jocks, and birthday party groups, early 20s to mid-30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Satellite radio plays Top 40. Flat-screen TVs tuned to local sports.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Full menu including salads, pizza, burgers, and sandwiches. Monthly themed beer specials such as golden ales in August, wheat beers in July, spicy selections in the winter, and pumpkin ales in October, featuring paired menu options.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $3.95–$12.95, salads and pizza $6.95–$10.95, entrées $8.95–$16.95. Beer $4.50+, wine $6+, cider $5+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: jeans, hoodies, t-shirts, and Red Sox attire.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    The biggest crowds show up whenever there’s a home game at Fenway Park and on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Close By

    Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar and Grill (1265 Boylston Street) is another haven for Sox fans and features twenty beers on tap and comfort food.

Boston Beer Works User Reviews

Average rating:
Great place to grab a brew with some friends
Scott D. Oct 22, 2013
Loved this place, great beer selection. A great place to grab a good set of friends and try out some tasty beers before you really start to rally to the other bars. Highly recommend this place for football sundays. Went here with my friends last summer and had a blast, ate some food, then got buzzed enough to hit up downtown. Great bar!
Best Food and Beer by the Garden
Delia H. Jun 24, 2013
I absolutely love the Boston BEER Works as a pre- or post-game spot to meet up, eat, or keep the night going. The location by the Garden is particularly clutch, considering all the other bars nearby will be packed with lines out the door after every game. Save yourself the trouble and go somewhere with great food and amazing beer--there's also almost never a line! I don't know how they do it, but I've never had to wait more than a few minutes for a table, even before or after a game. The food is excellent, with a lot of American favorites and plenty of good options for sharing. Their burgers are particularly good, but I've never heard of anyone being less than happy with their food no matter what they ordered. The staff are also pretty flexible about customizing food, whether it's for an allergy, other restriction or just your taste. Now for the good stuff: the beer. Boston has certainly upped its beer game in the last five years or so and the Beer Works is pretty competitive. I love that all their beer tastes like a more expensive micro-brew, and that the they source ingredients and beer names locally. A personal favorite is the Blueberry Ale, complete with fresh blueberries. And of course, if you ever find yourself stuck in Logan, get yourself to the Beer Works, stat!
Boston Beer Works
Seth G. May 13, 2013
My friends and I ventured our way into Boston Beers Works last weekend after the Red Sox game. I have been to many "beer works" type bars but not this actual brand- I was actually really surprised. From the outside it doesn't have a great appeal, kind of standard; but that all changes right when you walk in. The decor is modeled after an industrial look with a lot of metallic and dark colors- which works really well due to all the brewing machinery they have right in the restaurant. When you walk up to the bar and ask for your "go-to" beer, you'll be instantly reminded that they only serve their own brewed beer. Obviously this was a curve ball and I had no idea what to get- nothing worse than paying for a beer that you don't like. If you look confused, like I did, the bartender will ask you what your beer of choice is and then he will recommend something that is similar to that. My beer of choice is Miller Lite, so the bartender recommended "Hub Light." Hub Light was good, it tasted just like bud light but a little more lighter- it's definitely a good beer if you are day drinking and don't want to fill up too soon. Onto the food. one word- unreal. I got the bacon cheeseburger with cheese fries and I couldn't eat them fast enough. The burger was cooked perfectly, the bacon was perfect and the bun wasn't overly massive like a lot of bars have. The service was OK, nothing to write home about. They were really busy so I didn't care too much. The atmosphere is loud and perfect for before or after a Red Sox game. I highly recommend going to Boston Beer Works whenever you are in the Fenway area.
Beer Lovers Salivation
David C. Apr 16, 2013
Tired of downing pints of water-down commercial beers? Want to try something new? Something refreshing and different than the majority of sports bars in the Fenway area? Well, put on your Red Sox hat (pink or not), grab some friends and your appetite because Boston Beer Works is going to bring your taste buds to a new level. All their beers are brewed in-house and can't be found at any other bar. Where else can you sit down and enjoy some great food before, after, or during the game while drinking a beer that was brewed within feet of your table? Whether you like a light lager, a dark porter, a crisp pilsner, or a deep stout, Boston Beer Works has you covered. So stop paying for the cheap beer you find at your local 7-11 and go enjoy something fresh!
My favorite place to eat in Boston
Kyle C. Feb 19, 2013
Yes, it’s touristy. Yes, it can be quite rowdy on a game day. Yes, my friends are totally sick of me always wanting to eat here. But, when I’m in the mood for nachos, Boston Beer Works is my go-to. This place has so many things going for it. Great food? Check – Plus, they have a huge menu so even the pickiest of eaters can find something tasty. Thirst-quenching adult beverages? Check, check – That is if you like beer, which I don’t, but they actually have an excellent wine list. You can’t get hard liquor here, so if mixed drinks are your thing, this probably isn’t the place for you. Nice wait staff? Check – At least everyone that has waited on me has been awesome. It might also help that I’m a great tipper. Fun atmosphere? Check – Especially on game days. BBW is also a great place to go on a first date. They have a plethora of TVs, so if your date is a total dud, at least you can watch the game. I highly recommend having a meal here, and definitely get an order of nachos!
Good Place to Bring Family Visiting
Billy K. Dec 20, 2012
I used to attend Boston University and didn't know Boston Beer Works too well besides passing it occasionally on a walk home from Lansdowne or Fenway. My family was in town for graduation and I wanted to take them to Game On! but it was just too crowded. So, we found our way into Boston Beer Works. I was a little bit skeptical at first, but it turned out to be a good time. Instead of having the same old, tired beer choices, my family and I were excited to have the option of drinking a bunch of original brews. I looked a lot better than I should have by leading the fam there. Food is pretty good, but the beer is definitely the main attraction. You get a lot of young professional dudes during the baseball off-season. The nice thing is that if you're walking around all day - as people do when they visit Boston - you don't need to change clothes. Most people dress really casual. The music isn't that great, but not everything can be perfect. Your mom or dad won't mind picking up the tab since food and brew are pretty cheap during happy hour. I wouldn't put this as a top place to go on your list, but don't hesitate to stop in there if you're nearby.
Need a Happy hour venue? here's where you go!
Priyanka Z. Nov 5, 2012
I loved this bar because its a very casual hang out place.. let your hair down have a few great beers with your friends and good bar food.. I loved the variety of beers!!
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