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Sunset Grill & Tap

#329 of 2,390 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Allston / Brighton
Bar, Gastropub
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130 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2811
+1 617-254-1331
11:30 - 01:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was looking for a quick lunch and got a little more than expected. Awesome beer selection, giant nachos...all the fixings and enough for two. My husband had the fried chicken ranch sandwich, hot and fresh. Great service, Emma was really nice and helpful! Great spot on this rainy afternoon!

Thank Monique H
Northern, NY
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278 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

If you can't find a beer to drink here, you simply don't like beer. There are so many varieties on tap that it may be difficult to make a selection. We stopped in on a busy Saturday night and enjoyed a lively crowd and busy bar staff. It was fun just to watch the bartenders racing to keep up with... More 

Thank canela42
Boston, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

No one can deny there's a good beer selection. Food is a bit of a mixed bag. The dishes that were good were the Wimpy Burger appetizer and Cuban Reuben. The omelet I had was a disappointment (greasy, not as ordered, but the wait was long initially so I didn't want to take the time to send it back). The... More 

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

Sorry that we did not wow you with some of the menu. Will pass on your comment to kitchen and review. Give us another shot and let me know how we did . Thank you for taking the time to comment. Marc B More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have been coming to this place before I even moved into the Boston area. When I moved this was a factor to where I was going to live. Came here for the beer selection. The food definitely goes well with beer. Plus there is always a large amount of the food. The staff has been great over the years... More 

Thank Phnx8008
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Grill & Tap, responded to this review

Thanks for continuing to come by for all this time! It's awesome to hear that you've always had good experiences. I hope you'll come hang out with us again very soon. Please introduce yourself the next time you are in! Cheers, Marc B. More 

Somerset, United States
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
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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252 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Bar, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, 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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