Boston >Arts & Entertainment > Punter's Pub
450 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA | Directions 0210842.338809 -71.092523
Neighborhoods: Fenway/Kenmore, Fenway
Terrible beer selection, terrible beer – I should've walked out the the minute I saw the selection of beer on taps...6 beers at a pub in Boston?! I know this is near Northeastern so is used to serving 21 year olds, but come on! Most of them were of the Bud/Bud light variety, plus a Sam Adams, IPA, and Guinness. No wonder the place was empty during happy hour. So I asked the bartender what they had in bottles, and the answer almost made me laugh out loud..."Bud...bud light... Coor's....Coor's light....Miller... Miller light...Amstel....Amstel light..." and on and on...not a single decent brew in the whole list! So I ordered the default, Sam Adams Boston Lager, on tap, and of course it was flat, no foam, terrible tasting (clearly the keg went bad while their clientele drank up the Bud). Then after pouring my beer, he informed that they were cash-only but I could use their ATM of course. All in all, with fees, my flat, crappy beer put me out $9, and my post-bad-day-of-work beer just put me in a worse mood than when I arrived. Never again.
Huntington St. dive bar is popular with area students and workers for its low-key vibe and cheap drinks. – One of a handful of dive bars that ring the Northeastern campus, Punter's also sits just across the street from the Museum of Fine Arts. Gruff regulars fill the dark bar to watch the Sox game, and while there's a full bar, most patrons stick to bottles of beer. A side room houses a pool table and a take-out window for the neighboring University House of Pizza.
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