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The Publick House

1648 Beacon St. (Washington St.) Send to Phone
617-277-2880 | Menu
Beer connoisseurs flock to this mecca of gastropubbiness in Brookline’s Washington Square where the food is almost as notable as the brews.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch Sat.-Sun., Dinner nightly
Open late

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The Publick House Restaurant Review

: Decking the walls amid candlelit Gothic furnishings and fixtures scavenged from old New England churches, European breweriana promises beer buffs they’ve come to the right place. The taps lining the bar live up to the promise, with local ales, Belgian saisons and other craft brews, including a specialty, The Publick House IPA from local brewery Trillium Brewing Co. Beers are poured into the proper glassware by bartenders as knowledgeable and hops-happy as their patrons. The by-the-bottle selection, dozens and dozens strong, actually exceeds said promise --- The Publick House isn’t merely the right place, it’s paradise to local seekers of trappist ales and lambics, doppelbocks and imperial stouts. You can eat your beer as well as drink it, thanks to a kitchen that specializes in Belgian-style cuisine a la bière. On tap, so to speak, are a big bowl of PEI mussels and crispy Belgian frites, and Belgian meatballs made with Duvel gravy. Of course, there’s a price to be paid for such pubby pleasure, and it’s not monetary --- even the most avid acolytes moan about the long waits for tables.

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