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The Lower Depths

#630 of 2,490 Restaurants in Boston
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476 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2712
+1 617-266-6662
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good56%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tots” (8 reviews)
“beer list” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
476 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2712
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Mostly a hipster hang-out, we stumbled across this place completely by accident looking for something to eat late on a Friday. A few steps down into a cozy little spot. Everyone was friendly, the Mexican meatballs were good, but the tacos were really good. The...More

Thank Angelo S
Jeannie H, Guest Relations Manager at The Lower Depths, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Hi Angelo, So glad you stumbled upon Lower Depths and enjoyed your experience! Thanks for your review and hope to see you again sometime. Cheers!

Reviewed 11 November 2017

Stopped in for a solo dinner at the bar last night. A pretty loud college age crowd with a diverse beer offerings. What I was hopefully going to find, turned out to be another average food experience. I ordered the chicken tacos which comes with...More

Thank Vision101
Jeannie H, Community Manager at The Lower Depths, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Hi Vision101, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate the honest feedback. We certainly do strive to make the tastiest tacos we can for our customers, and we're sorry to hear they did not live up to expectations. We're...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Good tacos plus odd dishes w/tots. Carded when we arrived early on a Thursday night. Perhaps that is the law in Boston -- but we have gray hair and are obviously over 21. Nice little spot, but pricey for a dinner of two tacos, tots,...More

Thank corgi22
Jeannie H, Community Manager at The Lower Depths, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Hi Corgi22, Glad to hear you enjoyed your tacos! It is our standard policy to card all guests at the door -- better safe than sorry, as Boston is very strict with its liquor laws and licenses. Cheers!

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The Lower Depths is fantastic. A simple food menu and a detailed beer list. Friendly service and great vibe; well-positioned close to Fenway Park and some music venues. Highly recommend for either a quick bite and beer before other activities, or as a place to...More

Thank Jax_CT
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The Lower Depths has always been my favorite place to go for bar food and I have been going for years! Recently I discovered that it is now a "taco room" which made me somewhat depressed! The tacos I got there still very good, but...More

Thank Hanna S
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Server was very helpful and friendly. Food was pretty good too. Tots were excellent...Would highly recommend. We liked the idea of adding our choice of a large selection of toppings on to our hotdogs.

Thank MjF008
Reviewed 26 August 2016

My friend and I were walking around looking for a place to have a quick dinner before a concert at Fenway. We stumbled across this bar downstairs on Commonwealth and decided to try it out. The burger I had was big and delicious and so...More

Thank carolesau
Reviewed 19 August 2016

My friends and I love the Lower Depths since they have an amazing food and beer list, but this last experience was a bit of a let down. We stopped in on a Thursday night, not realizing that there was a big concert at Fenway,...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Every time I'm in this area before a show I go here. The drinks are good and a nice selection of beer. The food is an upscale casual. But not pricey. And the vibe just gets me in the mood to go rock out and...More

Thank Nate080411
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We made this the meet up place for a bunch of people coming to the Dead & Company shows at Fenway. It served the purpose and we had fun. Upside: great beer! Downside: tight space, very crowded.

Thank W P
Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but
loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this
home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find
victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical
Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located
within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign
is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the
city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 476 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2712
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Fenway / Kenmore
  • Neighbourhood: Fenway / Kenmore
  • Phone Number: +1 617-266-6662
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