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The Publick House

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
1648 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
+1 617-277-2880
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mac cheese” (15 reviews)
“mussels” (20 reviews)
“fries” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
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1648 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
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1 - 10 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The tavern is located in a bustling area so parking is limited. We were seated promptly. The place is a little loud but it is a bar. My wife enjoyed her crab cake sandwich. The beer draft list is exceptional. Staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank RUTexan
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I'm not certain how anyone can give The Publick House less than four or five stars. We were a party of eight adults and two (well-behaved) small children. The restaurant has booster seats and high chairs, so it was perfect. The food was outstanding. Three...More

Thank CTRock
Reviewed 13 September 2017

One of the best tap lists in the area. Solid food. Only issue is that lots of people know it is great, which equals crowds and waits.

Thank Guy S
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Their Mac n cheese is fantastic and there are plenty of beers on tab. Great find close to our hotel. Little bit loud at night but great atmosphere.

Thank yoyo y
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The food here is really great, atmosphere casual and fun, service fine. You can sit outside on picnic tables with your dog (!) or go inside for a cozy atmosphere. Mussels and frites are a great bet here.

1  Thank Bostonfoody
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Publick House was the perfect setting for a romantic date with my boyfriend. We loved the cozy feeling of the restaurant and the sweet candle-lit tables. I have a lot of food allergies so I was nervous, but they were so accommodating. I ordered...More

Thank BostonExplorer7
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I came to Salem for a day's visit. This place was located fairly centrally on the corner of the main walking street. Food was good as was the beer which was recommended by the bar man. The bar man was very friendly...More

Thank Dominique D
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Very good seafood and burgers and about 20 drafts on bar...Amazing stay here supported with nice staff.

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Daughter and son-in-law brought us here on a Friday night recently. While we had to wait a bit for a table, it gave my husband a chance to check out the beer selection -- which was extensive. Although it leans toward Belgian styles, there's a...More

Thank TreasureCoastFoodie
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Extensive selection of beers on tap and even more in bottles. Didn't try the food to comment on that. Only down side is that four beers and one glass of wine were just short of $50.

Thank RyryE
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1648 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-277-2880
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