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“good times at the Brewery” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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$85.00*
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Boston Brewery Tour plus Lunch or Dinner
Ranked #29 of 379 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.
Haifa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“good times at the Brewery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

Although its not free, you get the value. The tour starts with explanations on the factory and the history of the brewery. Then you enter the manufacturing and packing holes and see how beer is made and packed. Of course everybody is waiting to the highlight of the tour (20 minutes of free tasting) but I think we all enjoyed this part of the tour too.
In the middle of the tour you enter the tasting room and you get to taste the brewery's selection of beers. If you really want you can get a good amount of beer there.. They really have some good beers! after this part is over there's some more touring in the factory and then you can grab some beer or something to eat at the entrance hall where you will find a lot of happy people.

Visited August 2013
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“SO loud! Amazing beer and pretzels!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

Great place for a beer and pretzel - would certainly come back when it isn't so crazy. We went there on a Saturday night, which made it super loud, but were able to have some beer and a pretzel (or two).

Definitely get there early to get a seat, and be assertive when wanting service at the bar - they seem to be rather understaffed for this time and amount of people in the room.

Visited December 2013
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Mifflintown, PA
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“Great Upgrade!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

We first visited the Brewery about ten years ago and this was the first time we had been back in quite a few years. It was a nice surprise to see the new modern brewery with gift shop and bar service. The gift shop was nice, but was small for a remodeled brewery.
Instead of a small tasting room bar, the new brewery has probably 50 yards of standing bar along with tables around the room. Flights of brew are available along with full glasses of their entire selection of beers. Specialty soft pretzels with dipping sides are available and I highly recommend them as an accompaniment to the flavorful beverages!
The counter service was friendly and quick despite being very crowded on the day of our visit. Since their entire current selection is available on tap it is a good way to sample prior to buying six packs or growlers to go.
The parking lot fills up quickly on a busy weekend, but there is a parking garage just down the street within walking distance.

Visited December 2013
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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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“Awesome place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

We got there to find out the tours were sold out until 6:00pm that day so we didn't have the time but i'm sure that would have been great.
Anyway we quickly ordered some beer samplers at the huge bar in the beer hall,they had 19 beers on tap which was incredible.....we did a few samples of 4each and they were all good in different ways....ask the bartender/severs they know everything about those beers.
If you like/love beer go here you will not want to leave!! We loved the place....."beer heaven" we called it.

Visited December 2013
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“Great date-night location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

My boyfriend and I love going to breweries, and this has to be one of the best that we've been to yet! Such a young, fun environment when you walk in - we went on a Sunday evening, and the place was bumpin! The German style beer hall was great - and the pretzels are INCREDIBLE. I did wish they had more food options - as we would have definitely stayed there for a few more hours (and beers!) if we could have had dinner.

The tour was fun, light, and hosting a great amount of time for tasting. For $5 - you can't beat it! I wasn't a Harpoon drinker before the tour - but I definitely am now!

Visited December 2013
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