Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Bukowski's Tavern, Boston, MA

Bukowski’s Tavern – Great atmosphere in this beer bar. They have a revolving draught beer lineup as well as a generous bottle selection. The bar definitely attracts an eclectic bunch, many sporting visible tattoos. Don’t let this fool you, the patrons know their stuff. The staff also is very knowledgeable. I was joined at Bukowski’s by 3 college friends, two of them in their better Abercrombie & Fitch Summer fashions, which only got us dirty looks from about everyone in the bar. Good thing, my other friend and I stepped up, didn’t shave and sported some serious beards. At least everyone stepped up and didn’t order Miller Lite, we went round and round trying different beers and enjoying our $1.69 hamburgers and no that’s not a typo. By round 5, we all got a little adventurous and opted for the Wheel of Indecision. The Wheel of Indecision is a wheel of fortune-like wheel with about 20 different beers on it. Our server, Grace, spun for each of us and of course I drew the short straw and was awarded a Belgian Ale. Abercrombie & Fitch Super Fan #1 was awarded the Founder's Red Rye which may have been the best beer I got a chance to try all night. Abercrombie & Fitch Super Fan #2 was awarded Oskar Blues’ Old Chubb, a Grace favorite, and the beer whose name we had the most fun with all night. At one point there was also an elephant theme as 3 beers had elephants on them. I know weird. Lastly, we were validated at the end of the night when our server basically said “I thought when you guys came in you would suck, but you were actually quite fun.” All in all a great night with some good and bad beers mixed in. The beers I had were:

Round 1: Anderson Poleeko Gold Pale Ale
Round 2: Flying Dog Old Scratch Amber Ale
Round 3: Carlsberg Elephant
Round 4: Stone’s Arrogant Bastard Ale
Round 5: Delirium Tremens (Wheel of Decision Winner)
Round 6: Brubaker

Reviews of course will follow in time. If you are in the area and looking for some a wide variety of beers. I definitely recommend this place.

1 comment:

Bill Musto said...

I heard at Bukowski's if you drink x number of beers you get a mug in your honor that hangs behind the bar.

Sounds like something this group would have no interest in but I thought I'd mention it anyway.