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Sunset Grill & Tap

#302 of 2,373 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Allston / Brighton
American, Bar, Pub
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130 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2811
+1 617-254-1331
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Somerset, United States
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am writing this review strictly on the beer selection. I heard that Sunset had a large selection of beers, but I was happily surprised to find out that they had over 100 beers on tap. Quantity is not always a plus without quality, but the selection was solid, from more common beers to rare and limited release beers there... More 

Thank Robert Z
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Grill & Tap, responded to this review

It's definitely our goal to offer something for everyone, Robert. It's great to hear that you were happily surprised. I hope you'll swing by again next time you're looking for some variety in your beer drinking. All my best, Marc B. More 

lawrence, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is the 2nd time I've reviewed the Sunset Grill and this experience was much better than the last and the last wasn't too bad either. This time a friend and I went before a show at the Brighton Music Hall, just across the st. We both had a tough time deciding on a beer but with literally hundreds to... More 

Thank John S
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Grill & Tap, responded to this review

I'm glad your experience was better this time around, John! Thanks for stopping by again -- it sounds like you made great choices. We hope you'll come by again soon. We constantly try to improve. Thank you All my best, Marc B. More 

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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This place is great for drinks and pub food! And their nachos are legit! I also loved the spinach dip with the homemade pita chips.

Thank Julester24
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Grill & Tap, responded to this review

You can't go wrong with the nachos! Thanks for coming by and taking the time to leave your support. I hope you'll come back and visit again soon. All my best, Marc B. More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Extensive menu - everything from ribs to quesediles to salads. Very good food. Service a bit slow, despite it being early in the evening and restaurant was not crowded yet. Came with my son and his girlfriend - it's one of the favorite spots.

Thank Jenny H
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Grill & Tap, responded to this review

We're so glad the three of you came by and had a good time, Jenny! It's disappointing that the service was slow, though I will take to the staff at pre meals.That should not have happened -- I'll have to look into that. Thanks for the feedback. We hope to see you again very soon! All my best, Marc B. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

First time visiting the Sunset Grill at the Allston location. We were celebrating a birthday for a family member, who chose this place after having visited it often in the past. If you love craft beer, you'll be in beer heaven. The beer menu is more extensive than the food menu. If you don't drink beer, there are other drink... More 

Thank MariaZ670
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Grill & Tap, responded to this review

I'm really disappointed that you didn't enjoy your meals, Maria. We always want you to love every aspect of what we offer, no matter what drinks or food you order. We have noted your comments and will go over with the kitchen staff.Please give us a try at a later date and I assure we will not disappoint.Sorry about your... More 

Brookline, Massachusetts
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234 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

They have over 100 beers on tap; however, if you know your craft beer, there aren't many truly unique ones in the list. Food was great - I started with some nachos and had a burger as an entree.

Thank Paul G
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Grill & Tap, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that you weren't fully impressed by our beer list, Paul. Many of our taps are switched out regularly -- I hope you'll give us another chance soon. Maybe next time we'll be offering something you haven't tried that interests you. Cheers, Marc B. More 

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133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This was my first time here and I was pleasantly surprised. Service was first rate- 5-stars Atmosphere- a bit crowded but nothing bad. 4-stars Beer- there are many choices. I went with our waiter's recommendation. It was excellent. 5-stars Food was very good with large portions. 4- stars Value- 5-stars We will definitely go back.

Thank Joethecritique
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Grill & Tap, responded to this review

Thank you so much.We strive to make everything 5* and keep trying to improve. Marc More 

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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Our server, Timothy, was fantastic. Very friendly, efficient and quick to provide recommendations and ensure we were happy with everything. Beer selection was great. The food was surprisingly better than expected; ordered "bar food" selections but flavor, quality, and quantity was above average. Very much enjoyed ourselves!

Thank SethCincinnati
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Grill & Tap, responded to this review

Seth, Thank you so much.I love to hear good things about staff delivering good service and people enjoying more than just the beer.I will pass your compliment on to tim. thank you, Marc B More 

Rhode Island
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I drive about 35 minutes to hit up this spot at least once a month. The menu is enormous, no doubt you will find something you like at a reasonable price. The large nacho will feed a table of 6 and no one will want to eat their meals after! The beer menu is amazing, must have... More 

Thank KyraReppe5
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Grill & Tap, responded to this review

Kyra, Thank you so much! The next time you are in please say hello. More 

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Been going since I was a student at boston university (many many moons ago now) but they always deliver.. They have so many different types of beer that it's really impossible to try them all.. You just got to know your taste (hoppy, malty, etc) and then explore that category.. Because they change them up (at least the ones on... More 

Thank Gordon626
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Grill & Tap, responded to this review

I can't tell you how awesome it is to hear that you've been coming by for so long, Gordon! Thanks for all the continued support. We hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes, Marc. B More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2811
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighbourhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-254-1331
Something is always brewing at Best of Boston's Award-winning beer bar. Here you will find the largest selection of beer on the east coast -- 113 taps and 380 microbrews as well as exotic imports. Join our beer club and earn rewards while enjoying every kind of beer under the sun. Take advantage of the yards, cask-conditioned beer, flight samples, vintage and new beers, seasonals, ciders, and more. We also features Boston largest selection of meads.

Our extensive menu is served until 1am, and includes Boston's award-winning steam beer burgers and famous curly fries, original buffalo wings and giant nachos. Still hungry? Try our juicy BBQ steak tips, grilled fish, homemade pastas, tender Yankee ribs or our sizzling fajitas.

Come in to Sunset Grill & Tap today and see what all the fuss is about. We look forward to seeing you!

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