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The Publick House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Belgian, European
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1648 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
617 277 2880
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Craft beer tap list is unbeatable and servers/bartenders are knowledgable and helpful. Food is good. They loose one star for their strict table policy. You can't sit at a table if you're not eating, even if the restaurant is empty. It seems like they add new rules for when and who they can seat where every time we try to... More 

Thank MzRs
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This place has some great Belgian beers stuff you can't find anywhere else in the US. The fries and food are great too!

Thank Will S
Tokyo, Japan
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330 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Mac and cheese if you have an affinity for it. Delicious. Service was slow and I don't know if they just didn't like our table or if that's normal. Great place for beer lovers.

Thank Amya M
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

I've been here twice and can't wait to go back. Just outstanding all around. From the atmosphere to the service to the food. Highly recommended their fries and their grilled chicken sandwich. If your looking to beat the crowds get there early or else you'll be looking at an hour+ wait. You won't regret eating here!

Thank Marlon24
Calgary, Canada
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108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Visited The Publick House after work with some colleagues. The extensive beer list was a fantastic find: there are beers from all corners of the globe available. Our server was well versed in their stock and was able to provide very good recommendations we all enjoyed as we stretched our palettes. The food was good, average pub fare. My one... More 

Thank MichaelBurjack
Baltimore, Maryland
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Visited here most recently on a Monday night for dinner & beers at the bar. Our server was very personable--gracious but still "fun." Beer selection is stellar, and the staff is knowledgable without being obnoxious about it. Food is great--mac&cheese is AWESOME (it wins Boston awards, and they are well-deserved), and the veggie burger has an indian-inspired spice base and... More 

Thank Stephanie M
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Enjoy a Belgian draft, or two, or ten! The draft selection is always outstanding. They have good, hardy bar food as well. Try the moules, excellent!!

Thank Jake59Boston
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268 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Better to go early unless you want a crowded scene. Beer choices definitely the best in town, food options pretty mediocre.

Thank steventobolsky
Brookline, Massachusetts
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126 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

I usually visit this restaurant a couple of times a year. The inside is a little on the dark side and can be noisy, but appeals to the younger crowd. I like to visit the restaurant in the summer to get one of the outside tables on Beacon Street, but there were not any available the night I was there.... More 

Thank Voyager2480
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

First time here and I am not a beer drinker our server had me try the sour beer....OMG delicious!! Whatever you do don't leave here without trying the macaroni and cheese. Staff, service and food are top notch!

Thank karenafab

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
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American, Bar, Pub, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1648 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: 617 277 2880

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?