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The Publick House

The Publick House

Gastropub$$$$
Washington Square, Brookline
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    The Italian food at The Publick House is a can't miss
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    Joseph W.
    "Publick House for the best Belgian beer bar"(9 Tips)
    Matthew M.
    "Amazing beer list and the mac and cheese is an absolut must have!!!"(31 Tips)
    James R.
    "The Mac and Cheese with Andouille Sausage and Spinach was fantastic."(39 Tips)
    Lindsay
    "Mussels pot #5 is insanely delicious."(3 Tips)
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  • 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
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  • Al S.heart icon on user image
    Al SNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • Dan S.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Sofia P.heart icon on user image
    Sofia PapastamelosDecember 29, 2014
    Amazing beer list and Mac and cheese. Waiter was quirky and hilarious.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Tom M.heart icon on user image
    Tom MoynihanJuly 28, 2019
    Can’t go wrong here, had the dry rub wings last visit. In the past I remember the Reuben being outstanding
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Aaron W.heart icon on user image
    Aaron WheelerDecember 5, 2016
    Fantastic veggie burger! So many toppings, but the apricot IPA BBQ and some pickles jalapeños will make your heart scream yum!
  • Avradeep C.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • 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.
  • Ryan P.heart icon on user image
    Ryan PaulDecember 31, 2016
    The waterzooi aux poissons is fantastic if you're looking for something hearty and delicious on a cold winter evening.
  • Jamie K.
    Jamie KAugust 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
  • 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
  • Jeremy K.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy KrantzOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Hungry? They have some amazing (and customizable) Mac and Cheese! It's delicious! Try it with peas and bacon.
  • Didi F.heart icon on user image
    Didi FalcoMay 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beer bar with lots of beer on tap and bottle beer, excellent selection of imported beer from all over the world.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BostonTweet
    BostonTweetDecember 22, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you like Guinness then try an O'Hara's at the Publick House. Look at the picture. How amazing do those triplets look?!
  • Nicholas W.heart icon on user image
    Nicholas WrightNovember 12, 2014
    Try the PEI mussels simmered in delicious boozes, incredible burgers, or awesome list of rare beers.
  • 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.
  • Enrico M.
    Enrico ManaloJanuary 28, 2018
    One of the best fish and chips in the Boston area for sure. Great fries, great beer selection.
  • Maya D.
    Maya DFebruary 2, 2013
    Tried the lambic beer - check! Boon Kriek is delicious not to mention classy looking.
  • Gretchen M.heart icon on user image
    Gretchen MurphyJuly 4, 2017
    Great selection of craft beers; enjoy one at the bar while you inevitably wait for a table.
  • Rich K.heart icon on user image
    Rich KearneyAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The best mac and cheese I have ever eaten and I have eaten a lot of mac and cheese.
  • Lindsay
    LindsayMay 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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
  • Alex D.heart icon on user image
    Alex DobyanMay 11, 2015
    Incredible beer selection; lots of expensive European beers, but the local imitators are often just as good.
  • KillCoheart icon on user image
    KillCoMay 8, 2016
    Food is delicious at any time. Live music and drinks on the weekends too.
  • 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!
  • Shawnheart icon on user image
    ShawnAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Beers! So many beers! And if you're hungry check out the Brendoni sandwich-- to die for!
  • 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
  • Sara F.
    Sara FlemingApril 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    HUGE beer menu! I think you could come here every day for six months and not try every beer. Try the Belgians.
  • Leah V.
    Leah VanWhyApril 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Jenny C.heart icon on user image
    Jenny CrowleyJuly 5, 2016
    Huge selection of European beers. You will not go hungry or thirsty here.
  • Marcus L.
    Marcus LSeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Micah B.
    Micah BrownJune 27, 2012
    Great staff, great music, great craft beers, get the mussels, fish n chips, and mac n cheese
  • 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
  • Nicholas W.heart icon on user image
    Nicholas WrightNovember 7, 2014
    Incredible rare beers, incredible burgers and mac & cheese
  • John M.
    John MNovember 15, 2014
    Wide beer selection. Good food. Little pricey for college students.
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ConnorsAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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 M.heart icon on user image
    Maya MukhopadhayaApril 6, 2018
    The fried chicken sandwich is amazing and their beer menu is extensive
  • Shane M.heart icon on user image
    Shane MartinSeptember 25, 2016
    Lots of Belgian beers here. Bar staff is excellent
  • Nathan P.
    Nathan P.September 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    McChouffe is almost always on tap and is always delightful. Frites with chipotle mayo are a must.
  • Andrea S.heart icon on user image
    Andrea S.September 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great beer selection, always very crowded. Stand near the bar, space turns over pretty often. Frites are the best in the world.
  • BostonTweet
    BostonTweetJanuary 27, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
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