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“Best Hotdog Ever!”
Review of The Lower Depths

The Lower Depths
Ranked #687 of 3,434 Restaurants in Boston
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Fenway / Kenmore
Reviewed October 2, 2015

My son, Joe and I came to Boston for a father and son weekend. Joe had asked some of his friends who live in Boston for some recommendations of places to visit and eat. The Lower Depths Tap Room was one that sounded very interesting because his friend said that you could get a great hotdog and beer there. As we approached The Lower Depths, I wasn't too sure because even though it was a nasty rainy day, the outside looked sad and I was also expecting to find more than 2 patrons in the place. We decided that since we were there and that it came highly recommended, the least we could do is give it a shot. After walking down several steps from street level, we entered and felt like hipsters. The walls had murals on them except for a few that were artsy or the ones behind the bar. We were greeted by a young bartender and decided to eat at the bar. Joe ordered the Boston Strangler which was a foot long on a special toasted bun with caramelized onions and mackin' cheese for $8. I ordered the Belgian which was also a foot long on a special toasted bun with garlic mayo & fries on it for $5. To quench our thirsts, joe ordered a Zep on the Jukebox beer by Kent Falls Brewery on tap for $7 while I had the White Rascal by Avery Brewing Co for $6. The dogs and beer were amazing and our bartender was very personable. If you are in the area of Fenway Park, then this is a MUST!

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Thank Steven C
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Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is our go-to place before Red Sox games and this time, we hit it up afterwards instead. Delicious hot dogs, great beer selection, and reasonable (though rising) prices. They only take cash (but have an ATM) so be prepared. Enjoy!

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Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great beer selection and Findlay staff. This is a cash only bar but it's worth a visit for the selection.

Thank Tullia2
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Reviewed August 18, 2015

Come here for awesome tater tots and a cold beer. No frills, subterranean spot with a little patio, great for small groups and sitting at the bar.

Thank Maggie C
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Reviewed August 7, 2015

This bar has a ton of beer selections and most of them are reasonably priced. However, this establishment serves beer and wine only, as they do not have a liquor license. In addition, you must provide a Massachusetts ID, a driver's license from another state (along with a secondary form of ID like a credit card, student ID, green card, CWP, etc), or a passport (an international ID card or ID card issued by a foreign country is not accepted). Then, it is cash only for food and drinks, they do not accept credit cards for any amount (they do have an ATM at the entrance, which is the first stop for everyone entering). Finally, you must be ordering food and eating a meal to sit outside. If you are only ordering drinks (regardless of how many drinks you are ordering or how busy the restaurant is), you must sit inside.

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Thank kallen0637
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