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Bukowskis Tavern

#346 of 2,382 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Back Bay
American, Bar, Pub
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50 Dalton St, Ste 4, Boston, MA 02115-3129
+1 617-437-9999
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

This place has a great beer selection. We didn't try their food, but the it looked good. Just a word of caution, if you are planning to go here with kids, don't bother; kids are not allowed. We learned that the hard way the first time we tried to go here.

Thank familytravel555
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

I want to become a member which requires drinking 200 (different) beers in six months. This tavern impresses with 500 (member) mugs dangling from the bar, and their boastful beer book. Amazingly, the food is fabulous -- and after midnight, everything on their menu is $6.99!

Thank Susan R
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

On Saturday night you couldn't get near the placed, standing line out the door for half a block. But Monday it was wide open so I had to see what all the fuss was about. Well, it is very long and narrow and runs adjacent to a metro line or something that is below it. The bartenderess was SO FRIENDLY,... More 

Thank Darth8r
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

This was one of our favorite bar with my husband when we used to be students here. After a year and s half away, we came back to Boston and of course Bukowski was on our to do list! But what a DISAPPOINTMENT!! We were greeted by this very nasty waitress. When we told her she could change her attitude... More 

1 Thank Ptitemaison
Toronto, Canada
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Before visiting Boston, I looked up look food options. Several blogs recommended Bukowski's. My friends and I were thrilled that we gave it a try. Not being the biggest place and just a few blocks from Fenway, it was packed after the ballgame. Managing to get a table, we loved it. The burgers were fantastic. The buffalo chicken balls were... More 

Thank Xmtler
Topeka, Kansas, United States
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Do Not Go Here If You Want A Nice Cocktail! They serve beer! Lots of beer! A lot of different beers! (Fair Warning is don't get offended by how the menu reads) Go for the beer! Go for the atmosphere... check your attitude at the door.

1 Thank Don T
Concord, New Hampshire
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Stopped in early for a quick refresher after taking a morning stroll that started at the convention center. Needless to say, I was thirsty. The selection on tap and in bottles is great, the bartender was sassy and didn't take any crap. The beer was cold and the atmosphere was great. Highly recommended stop. Did not sample the grub fare.

1 Thank Jordan F
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

Fantastic beer list that rotates regularly. Also had some great appetizers, house made veggie pot stickers chuck full of edammame and carrot, and white trash poutine tots. Both came out fast and were fantastic for a cheap price. Friendly staff working and great conversation at the bar.

1 Thank 488caitlyn
Boston, Massachusetts
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388 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Unlike many places in Boston, this place has a good social atmosphere. Great beer selection and great burgers (one of the best in Boston). Casual, unpretentious and my fav local bar. Food happy hour also a bargain...burgers for under $5. Only downer, is cash only. Recommended.

1 Thank copperbottom
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

I would give this place 5 stars, but they are cash only. Time to get with the times! The attempt to create a 'bar fly' atmosphere is lost in the fact that Buk's is located in a heavily-traversed area of Boylston Street. Go for a hot dog, a quick Pabst, and enjoy the people watching.

Thank DotAveMike

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Dalton St, Ste 4, Boston, MA 02115-3129
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-437-9999

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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