Planning a trip to Boston?

Foursquare can help you find the best places to go to.

The Publick House

The Publick House

Gastropub$$$$
Washington Square, Brookline
Save
Share
9.1/10
383
ratings
  • Joseph W.
    "Publick House for the best Belgian beer bar"(8 Tips)
    Matthew M.
    "Amazing beer list and the mac and cheese is an absolut must have!!!"(30 Tips)
    James R.
    "The Mac and Cheese with Andouille Sausage and Spinach was fantastic."(40 Tips)
    Jon G.
    "Get the mussels...Pot 2...you won't be disappointed!"(3 Tips)
143 Tips and reviews
Filter:
  • mac & cheese
  • beer
  • mussels
  • french fries
  • good for groups
Log in to leave a tip here.

Sort:
  • Popular
  • Recent
  • Didi F.
    Great beer bar with lots of beer on tap and bottle beer, excellent selection of imported beer from all over the world.
  • Brian K.
    Brian KMay 8
    Food is delicious at any time. Live music and drinks on the weekends too.
  • Liam N.
    Liam NeeJuly 23, 2015
    2015 Best Beer Bar: "… carefully curated draft and bottle list. The amiable staff of beer experts, excellent food, and dark, oaky ambiance seal the deal."
  • 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.
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanMay 11, 2015
    Incredible beer selection; lots of expensive European beers, but the local imitators are often just as good.
  • Sofia P.
    Sofia PapastamelosDecember 29, 2014
    Amazing beer list and Mac and cheese. Waiter was quirky and hilarious.
  • Nicholas W.
    Nicholas WrightNovember 12, 2014
    Try the PEI mussels simmered in delicious boozes, incredible burgers, or awesome list of rare beers.
  • 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
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzOctober 12, 2014
    Hungry? They have some amazing (and customizable) Mac and Cheese! It's delicious! Try it with peas and bacon.
  • Alex
    AlexAugust 24, 2014
    They DO NOT accept vertical IDs, regardless if they're valid or not. Went across the street to the Abbey and got a drink no problem.
  • Rich K.
    Rich KearneyAugust 12, 2014
    The best mac and cheese I have ever eaten and I have eaten a lot of mac and cheese.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ConnorsAugust 4, 2013
    Don't use your card here. They pre authorize it for more than the check amount. Other than that great beer selection and food!
  • Maya R.
    Maya RFebruary 2, 2013
    Tried the lambic beer - check! Boon Kriek is delicious not to mention classy looking.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Boston.com
    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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Micah B.
    Micah BrownJune 27, 2012
    Great staff, great music, great craft beers, get the mussels, fish n chips, and mac n cheese
  • Sara F.
    Sara FlemingApril 7, 2012
    HUGE beer menu! I think you could come here every day for six months and not try every beer. Try the Belgians.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Al S.
    Al SNovember 5, 2011
    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.
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea S.September 23, 2011
    Great beer selection, always very crowded. Stand near the bar, space turns over pretty often. Frites are the best in the world.
  • Nathan P.
    Nathan P.September 14, 2011
    McChouffe is almost always on tap and is always delightful. Frites with chipotle mayo are a must.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fitz M.
    Fitz MaroMay 27, 2011
    Grab the mac & cheese- you and your date will orgasm accordingly. Also good, their mens bathroom graffiti
  • 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 AyotteDecember 31, 2010
    cider lovers: try the dupont French cidre. Imported cider is a much more dry than commercial American brands.
  • BostonTweet
    BostonTweetDecember 22, 2010
    If you like Guinness then try an O'Hara's at the Publick House. Look at the picture. How amazing do those triplets look?!
  • 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.
  • JD
    JDOctober 30, 2010
    Come by for happy hour right after they open, and sit at the back bar. The bartenders like to talk beer when they aren't too busy, and can recommend the perfect Belgian!
  • Marcus L.
    Marcus LSeptember 21, 2010
    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.
  • 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
  • Lindsay
    LindsayMay 17, 2010
    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.
  • James R.
    James RussellApril 29, 2010
    Go to Publick House and pick from the Outstanding beer menu. The Mac and Cheese with Andouille Sausage and Spinach was fantastic.
  • Leah V.
    Leah VanWhyApril 10, 2010
    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.
  • 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
  • BostonTweet
    BostonTweetJanuary 27, 2010
    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.
  • Annie S.
    Annie ShrefflerNovember 12, 2009
    Love the cheese, beer & the frites. You can't go wrong here, but don't expect to sit down on the weekends!
  • Joseph W.
    Joseph WalterOctober 24, 2009
    Go to the Publick House for the best Belgian beer bar in Boston, by far. Enjoy a beer with the frites, a cheese plate, or the mac & cheese.
  • Sean F.
    Sean FitzroyJuly 13, 2009
    Get the bucket of mussels #1 (basic) and #4 (corn and bacon) are awesome, #3 (garlic bread crumbs + cheese + spinach) is a little too flyover state.
604 Photos

Related Searches

  • the publick house brookline
  • the publick house brookline photos
  • the publick house brookline location
  • the publick house brookline address
  • the publick house brookline
  • anam cara brookline
  • ariam cara pub and restaurant brookline
  • public house brookline
  • publick house brookline
  • the publick house brookline
  • the publick house washington square brookline

Foursquare © 2016  Lovingly made in NYC & SF