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Sunset Grill

If you are going to visit the Boston area than you have to visit Sunset Grill. They have awesome food and over 100 taps. You'll just love it.

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    1. I agree it is a great place. The food is surprisingly decent and rather inexpensive. They have this amazing spinach and artichoke dip with pita chips. Its probably one of the most fattening things on the menu, but its so worth the calories. I'm not a huge beer drinker, so i cant attest to the selection, but from what friends have told me, its pretty awesome. They make a great margarita however!

      1. If I were making recommendations to out of town visitors about good/interesting restos and bars to visit, Sunset Grill would NOT be on the list. Please . . .

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        1. re: tomgaroo

          i do agree with you there. while it may a good "local" spot, i totally would NOT recommend it to someone from out of town!

          1. re: NiKoLe1625

            Heck, I live three blocks away and I wouldn't even recommend it for locals!

        2. Unfortunately out of those 100 taps, only about 6 are in good enough condition to drink - usually the last 6 they just put on tap. Ice cold, flat, and lifeless is no way to drink through life...

          I love how every positive review of this place has to mention the number of beers - like that is some mark of quality or something.

          Same old story with this place, goes downhill, they fix it for a while, get knowledgeable servers, rotate the beer at a quicker pace, then after awhile just turns back into the way it used to be. Short pours and high prices on less than 7%abv IPA's was the nail in the coffin for me.

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          1. re: LStaff

            True about the taps being flat and nasty. I once went there eagerly looking forward to the draft selection, and (stupidly) ordering something off the wall, knowing it was rarely selected by customers. Result: flat, moldy yucky brew.

            I love the idea of that many beers being on tap, but only if they move 'em!

          2. It's not a bad place and neither is the Sunset Cantina, though the latter is more like a chain restaurant in feel. Despite the number of beers, it's not a real drinker's place, more of a gimmick and marketing device than real love of beer. It's not, in other words, like Publick House.

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            1. re: lergnom

              Good to mention Publick House. A long time ago, in the dark days here, one could go to Sunset to find rare, imported beers. It is/was a novelty, and quality then did not matter so much; the alternatives were no good anyway (do you remember pre-Sam Adams days and so on?). But now I would not send a visitor to Sunset though I'd confidently send them to Publick House for great beer (no comment on the food). Other places as well, you don't need 100 on tap, just a place that serves good ones and perhaps your favorite or one you have not tried before.