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“Great beer & atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bukowskis Tavern

Bukowskis Tavern
Ranked #389 of 3,185 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great beer & atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Loved this place, relaxed atmosphere, nice list of beers on tap, good music, cool decor and convenient downtown location.

Visited September 2012
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Fort Montgomery, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome Burgers and Beer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

My family and I stumbled into Bukowskis for dinner after spending the day in Boston. The first thing we noticed was the awesome beer menu. Since we are so used to finding the best variety of beers in Philly restaurants, this immediatately made us feel right at home. The next thing we saw was the menu......starting with "Today's F....ing Specials" written at the top. Our 14 and 17 year olds thought this was very funny. They immediately took pictures and sent them to their friends. It was a bit of a shock to see, but just part of the character of the place. There was also a spot where they wrote the soup specials as "Soup B...ch's Special". The menu was very simple with a nice variety of burgers, tater tots in gravy, cheese, and scallions (amazing), and other sandwiches and appetizer type foods. I had the "hangover" burger. Which was topped with a fried egg. This was one of the tastiest burgers I ever had.....and I have had the best burgers ever (Monk's Cafe in Philly is #1) and this was right up there. We couldn't get enough of the tater tots with gravy.....could have ate them as a meal. Again, the beer selection was great, so you can definitely find a tasty 8 or 9%er to your liking. This is a very small, older looking pubby restaurant, so don't expect anything fancy. It just has really good food/beer with a laid back bar atmosphere (possibly not for younger kids). Can't wait to go again when in Boston!

  • Visited August 2012
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FL GAL in NC
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Beer Selection”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

Good beer selection, burgers were decent. Close to the Sheraton/Hilton/Back Bay--- Note that there is profanity in menu, etc.

Visited August 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

I finally found a burger in Boston that tasted gooooood! And I had a gallon of beer because it tasted gooooood. Well, I couldn't really handle the last beer, but it still was goooood.
And the waiter... dude, if you ever get to read this, thank you for the awesome service and for being patient. I could've been a bit of an S-hole!

  • Visited August 2012
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Boston, MA
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“My kind of pub.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

This is an old haunt of mine from way back when. It's a great place to grab a pint with friends. Huge selection of beer and some decent burgers and apps. Atmosphere is old skool small pub. Nothing flashy here, folks. Can get pretty crowded with the hipsters and college students on weekends, but then again, I was once one of those kids. Feeling a bit nostalgic now.....

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