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The Publick House

The Publick House

Washington Square, Brookline
  • Joseph W.
    "Publick House for the best Belgian beer bar"(9 Tips)
    Matthew M.
    "Amazing beer list and the mac and cheese is an absolut must have!!!"(29 Tips)
    James R.
    "The Mac and Cheese with Andouille Sausage and Spinach was fantastic."(39 Tips)
    "Mussels pot #5 is insanely delicious."(3 Tips)
142 Tips and reviews
  • mac & cheese
  • beer
  • mussels
  • french fries
  • authentic
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    Boston.comDecember 12, 2012
    The Publick House has a well-curated tap list that features rare pours.The mac and cheese is a standout, and traditional Belgian fare pairs well with Belgium’s slightly sweet, slightly spicy beers. Read more
  • Rue La La
    Rue La LaSeptember 5, 2012
    One of the best selections of Belgian beer (draft and bottled) in the area. Get there early on weekends - it fills up fast, and food stops by 11PM. Our favorite brew? Delirium Tremens on tap.
  • Alex L.
    Alex L.January 6, 2013
    The Belgian beers were great, the tripels and great american ales were delicious.Tasted the grilled chicken sandwich and crab cake and they were both awesome. You have to eat and drink here.
    Upvoted Sep 30
  • HubScout
    HubScoutJanuary 23, 2012
    The Moules Frites steamed mussels is better than anything you'd find at 4-star restaurant. I got the version w/ house-made fish stock - a perfect snack after an evening of craft beer sampling.
  • Untappd
    UntappdAugust 20, 2011
    A fine selection of Belgian beers on draft. Great food and they serve all the beers in the proper glass. Check out ThePublick House Provisions to stock up on take out beer and glassware.
  • BU Today
    BU TodaySeptember 6, 2012
    This bar and restaurant offers nearly 200 different types of beer and ale, many of them of Belgian and German origin and as hearty as the food they are served with. Just don't ask for a pitcher. Read more
  • Al S.
    Al SNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The best thing about The Publick House is its extensive selection of rare (at least in the U.S.) Belgian beers, but the Monk Fries in a paper cone are a close second. Eat some with truffle ketchup.
  • Kailey K.
    Kailey KramerAugust 31, 2012
    Skip the matchstick frites and ask for a bag of the steak fries and pick your sauces. Truffle ketchup, beer mustard and la choice mayo suggested. 3$ for the side of fries, such a hearty portion
  • Brittany O.
    Brittany OakesOctober 19, 2014
    The sriracha wings w gorgonzola dressing are a must! The veggie burger was unique, and the Brendoni sandwich was phenom! Try the gose beer if your into salty foods
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 17, 2010
    The Publick House is home to The Monk’s Cell. In the door and up the ramp to you left is our exclusively Belgian Beer department, where all of the drafts are reserved for beers from Belgium.
  • The Ad Club
    The Ad ClubJanuary 29, 2011
    Food is Amazing, beer list is endless. One of the best bars in the city. Bill can add up quick, so if you're just interested in drinks try their sister bar American Craft down the street.
  • Erica A.
    Erica AyotteAugust 17, 2011
    If you like fancy beer (or cider) this is the place for you. Also plenty of great eats. Have to get the moules frites, also the cheese and charcuterie platters are well done.
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CostelloFebruary 16, 2014
    Wonderful atmosphere! Great spot for a one of a kind Belgium beer and hand cut fries-make sure you order them with the bacon horseradish aioli.
  • Avradeep C.
    Avradeep ChakrabartiSeptember 2, 2013
    The appetiser moules frites is more than enough for one! 25 moules in a pot. (50 for main course!). Pot 4 was delicious. Pot 2 was a bit salty for me.
  • Di J.
    Di JiangAugust 16, 2013
    Mussels, Mac & cheese (fried egg, andouille sausage, caramelized onions, hotdog bites), and veal meatballs. Best comfort food to go with Belgian blond
  • Didi F.
    Great beer bar with lots of beer on tap and bottle beer, excellent selection of imported beer from all over the world.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Hungry? They have some amazing (and customizable) Mac and Cheese! It's delicious! Try it with peas and bacon.
  • Lindsay
    LindsayMay 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Mussels pot #5 is insanely delicious. Order a mac and cheese for the table to share. Wash it down with an Allagash White or one of the other awesome selections from the rotating draft list.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SaksaJune 7, 2015
    If you're a serious Mac and cheese connoisseur like myself, you should definitely eat the Mac and cheese. Add lobster for an additional deliciousness boost.
  • Edward K.
    Edward KimFebruary 3, 2012
    Mac and Cheese is their quintessential classic. Extra good with scallops. Highly recommend the Delirium Nocturnum if you want a good Belgian
  • Maya D.
    Maya DFebruary 2, 2013
    Tried the lambic beer - check! Boon Kriek is delicious not to mention classy looking.
  • Caleb H.
    Caleb HutchingsNovember 7, 2011
    The beer haven for Washington Square and Boston alike. Mac & Cheese is famous. Truffle fries always hit the spot. If you like Coors, stay home.
  • Sofia P.
    Sofia PapastamelosDecember 29, 2014
    Amazing beer list and Mac and cheese. Waiter was quirky and hilarious.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithNovember 16, 2013
    This place is pretty great because there isn't a bad food or beer to order on their menu. Go outside your comfort zone and be pleasantly surprised.
  • Nicholas W.
    Nicholas WrightNovember 12, 2014
    Try the PEI mussels simmered in delicious boozes, incredible burgers, or awesome list of rare beers.
  • Leah V.
    Leah VanWhyApril 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The best restaurant made mac-n-cheese you will ever have, never a dull beer moment. Go early weeknights. The weekend crowd causes an unfortunate wait and not much room to order while-you-wait drinks.
  • Sara F.
    Sara FlemingApril 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    HUGE beer menu! I think you could come here every day for six months and not try every beer. Try the Belgians.
  • Angie P.
    Angie PolancoFebruary 1, 2010
    Had a regular burger with fries and it was delish. The mac and cheese is pretty awesome too. Kind of crowded usually but the beer selection is great enough to keep you entertained as you wait. Read more
  • dancingqueen f.
    Another bar-food replaced FIVE(used2B cool dance music scene)-eh=ambiance nor food choices... good dance music=better than another typical dc watering hole, exit right down M to 19 2the Sweet Spot
  • Rich K.
    Rich KearneyAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The best mac and cheese I have ever eaten and I have eaten a lot of mac and cheese.
  • Marcus L.
    Marcus LSeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Monk's Frites are great. Beer selection is excellent. Veggie Burger is good too, but get toppings (avocado, cheese, grilled onions) or it's super plain.
  • Joanna H.
    Joanna HuangJanuary 29, 2013
    If you love coffee or the taste of coffee, you must order the Berkshire Coffeehouse Porter. You'll love it!
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea S.September 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great beer selection, always very crowded. Stand near the bar, space turns over pretty often. Frites are the best in the world.
  • Micah B.
    Micah BrownJune 27, 2012
    Great staff, great music, great craft beers, get the mussels, fish n chips, and mac n cheese
  • Shawn
    ShawnAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Beers! So many beers! And if you're hungry check out the Brendoni sandwich-- to die for!
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanMay 11, 2015
    Incredible beer selection; lots of expensive European beers, but the local imitators are often just as good.
  • Brian K.
    Brian KMay 8
    Food is delicious at any time. Live music and drinks on the weekends too.
  • Nathan P.
    Nathan P.September 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    McChouffe is almost always on tap and is always delightful. Frites with chipotle mayo are a must.
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ConnorsAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't use your card here. They pre authorize it for more than the check amount. Other than that great beer selection and food!
  • Metromix
    MetromixMay 25, 2010
    Huge beer list - ask for samples! As for the menu, the fig salad is great and they do a bang up job with their moules frites. Read more
  • Fitz M.
    Fitz MaroMay 27, 2011
    Grab the mac & cheese- you and your date will orgasm accordingly. Also good, their mens bathroom graffiti
  • BostonTweet
    BostonTweetJanuary 27, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you like Guinness then try the O'Hara's on draft! Same type of Irish Stout but with 100x more flavor than Guinness - and Guinness is/was my favorite beer.
  • thoughtbot
    thoughtbotAugust 31, 2013
    Take the "C" Green Line from downtown out to leafy Brookline. Great place to warm up in the winter.
  • Bryce C.
    Bryce CouncilDecember 8, 2014
    The Sriracha-Buffalo wings are insanely good. You have to try them!
  • Jenny C.
    Huge selection of European beers. You will not go hungry or thirsty here.
  • Toni P.
    Toni PAugust 1, 2013
    Dare I say the best burger in the Boston area? I can't even drink beer and I love this place.
  • Sandy C.
    Sandy CohenSeptember 29, 2011
    Appetizer size mussels are a great value! And Pot 2 was pretty darn tasty.
  • Sara D.
    Sara DeeBsApril 21, 2013
    The Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout is a big one.... Mmm delicious!
  • BostonTweet
    BostonTweetDecember 22, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you like Guinness then try an O'Hara's at the Publick House. Look at the picture. How amazing do those triplets look?!
  • Krystle U.
    Krystle UnpingcoJanuary 19, 2014
    Order the Moules Frites: Pot 4. You won't be disappointed!
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