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“Can't wait to go back!”

Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Boston Brewery Tour plus Lunch or Dinner
Ranked #29 of 383 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Please come and visit the brewery! Rich and Dan started Harpoon to make great beer and welcome beer lovers. That founding spirit lives on every day as we pour pints in the Beer Hall, take visitors on brewery tours, and share our passion for beer with fellow beer lovers.
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

This was my first brewery tour, and I got spoiled. For $5 you get a tour, a neat little 4oz tasting glass, and free range of the taps for about 15 minutes at the end of your tour. Of course, you have to compete with the rest of your tour group to get to the bar, but we still got about four samples each in that time. I have been a tour guide, so I understand the job and how to tell a good guide from a bad one. Harpoon knows how to staff their brewery. Period. Our two guides were funny, enthusiastic, and friendly, but were also well organized. It's a little bit of a trek if you are focusing on the North End, but well worth it, especially for the little lobster place well within stumbling distance of the brewery. I am now a big fan of Harpoon and am excited to see where the company goes.

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A Day Of Tasting & Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Great day at the Harpoon Brewery. This place was packed with people and flowing of beer from taps. We had a Good time ordering Homemade pretzels and Flights of Beer tastings. After a few hours we purchased some Growlers to take back to the hotel for the night. A must try when your in Boston.

Visited March 2013
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Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“great beer, great tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Great tour and beer tasting afterward! You need to get there early to buy tickets before they sell out for the day, but definitely worth the wait!

Visited March 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A must experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

An amazing free tasting offered M-F @ 2 or 4 pm. Well worth the time. The new beer hall is perfect. It resembles a German beer hall. You may think there are a shortage of taps but they can handle well over 80 people. Eric was our host. He was knowledgeable and poured correctly unlike other bartenders who cheaped you out even though it was free. It is really just a great place to get away from work and see what Boston beers have to offer.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Excellent tour, facility and beer!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

Really enjoyable experience. The 30 minute tour is very informative, the facility is beautiful. Enormous bar and seating area to enjoy the many beers on tap. Great gift shop, growlers to go. Staff is friendly...get there early! $5.00 for tour gets you 10-15 minutes of samples at the end and 3 tokens to use at the bar. Homemade pretzels are excellent as well!!

Visited February 2013
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