Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO Boston Convention & Exhibition Center June 14 -16, 2015

Boston for Beer Lovers

Boston for Beer Lovers

Thanks to Sarah Bennett, Director Of Library Services at Sullivan & Worcester, LLP for compiling this list. 

Boston (and surrounding areas) are known for its local brews.  Check out this guide for places for local brews along with great beer selections. The guide’s order is from closest to the convention center to farthest.

Harpoon Brewery is a short walk from the Convention Center. This destination brewery has  a beer hall,  brewery tours for $5 and a retail shop.  The beer hall and tours are both family friendly, except on Saturdays, when the Beer Hall is 21+.

Row 34 with a world class rating of 100 from the Beer Advocate, this restaurant is not only known for its unique beer selections but for great oysters! It is also a short walk from the convention center.

Bell in Hand, is one of the oldest bars in the United States. The bar has been around since 1795! Decent beer selection. The pub is in the Government Center area near Faneuil Hall. Walkable on a very nice day but you can also take the subway to State Street station on the Orange or Blue Lines or Downtown Crossing station on the Red or Orange Lines.

Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale is walkable on a nice day but you can also catch a bus or the Silver Line or Red Line to Downtown Crossing.  Zagat has ranked Stoddard’s one of the “best restaurants in Downtown Cross./Financial District Boston” with 20 Draft Lines & 5 Cask Engines.  Good craft beer selection. Open at 5pm Tues-Sat. 11am Sunday. Closed Monday. 

Tip Tap Room was ranked by Zagat one of the “best restaurants Near Boston’s T.D. Garden“, the home of the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins. Located in the Beacon Hill area, it is a gastropub with 30 taps and world class rating from the Beer Advocate of 95. Tip Tap is a short walk from Charles MGH station on the Red Line.

Bukowski Tavernif you are in the Back Bay area of the city, then check out this funky and popular dive bar  named after the famous poet, Charles Bukowski. It has a great beer selection. The tavern is walking distance from Back Bay Station on the Orange Line and Copley, Prudential, and Hynes Convention stations on the Green Line.

Lower Depths is home of over 150 bottles of beer, 16 rotating drafts, and killer food. Best to go when the Red Sox aren’t in town.  Younger crowd, great service. The restaurant is near Kenmore station on the Green Line.  

Cambridge Brewing Company, if you find yourself in the Cambridge area then check out what Zagat named “best beer halls in Boston area.” My personal favorite.  A Brew pub with something for everyone.  A solid line of year round brews and eclectic seasonals paired with localvore American comfort fare. Hop on the Red line to Kendall Square /MIT station then walk ½ mile or cab.  The station exits at the Boston Marriottt Cambridge so cabs are available.

Lord Hobo, is a short walk from Cambridge Brewing Company so a great addition to your trip to Cambridge. Hipstery bar with a world class beer list.

Sam Adams Boston Brewery, get up close with the company that started it all. Tours are available Monday – Thursday and Saturday from 10am – 3pm. Friday from 10am – 5:30pm. Tours are free. The Brewery is a short walk from the Stonybrook station on the Orange Line.

Deep Ellum has been ranked by Zagat as one of the best restaurants in the Allston area of Boston. It is known for great craft beer selection and unique cocktails.  House made charcuterie.  Great atmosphere. Hop on the Green Line Boston College “B” branch to Harvard Ave and then a 5 minute walk.

The Publick House, if you find yourself in beautiful Brookline then check out this restaurant ranked by Zagat asbest pub food in Boston area.”Friendly pub with excellent food and good brews.  Hop on the Green Line Cleveland Circle “C” branch to Washington Square stop.

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