Bar to Bar Through Beantown
“Come to cheer on your favorite team, but not on a date where you actually want to be able to hear someone speak.”
Address: 146 Seaport Boulevard
Date of Visit: Saturday, June 18, 2011
Server Name: Katelyn
We wandered into the Atlantic Beer Garden on the day of the Bruin’s Championship Parade (woo!) and before we embarked on a concert cruise out of the wharf. This place is the epitome of a sports bar. There are TVs EVERYWHERE all playing different things (but mostly golf on a Saturday late afternoon – included a humongous projection TV against the side wall . The restaurant is fairly large – include lots of indoor seating, a big bar area, and a patio right over the water. A bunch of seats, including where we sat are right near the open air windows inside, so you can get the best of both worlds. The only downside – it’s loud here. Come to cheer on your favorite team, but not on a date where you actually want to be able to hear someone speak.
Valerie & Eric’s Drink of Choice: Samuel Adams Summer Ale
Ingredients: Water, hops, malted wheat, lemon peel and Grains of Paradise
Cost: $19.00 for the pitcher
Review: Ok we cheated a little bit here. We wanted beer (of which they have plenty) and decided to split a pitcher of our favorite – Sam Summer. Nothing quite beats Sam Summer on a hot summer day. The beer was delicious- the pitcher had the oranges instead of the glasses (which Eric appreciates since apparently he has an aversion to fruit in his beer – except in Coronas). The pitcher cost $19 bucks – essentially what you would pay by the pint elsewhere. The only downside…even though we were seated right away (it wasn’t quite dinnertime yet) the service was a bit slow. We suppose the view made up for it. We also had some bruschetta – and included a picture below since we jipped you out on another drink review (it was delicious).
Wine Prices: Although it’s a “Beer Garden,” ABG does offer wine (shocker) – white, red, rose and sparkling. Glasses run from $7 to $10 and bottles from $24 to $36.
Beer Prices: Ummmm they have about a million beers. Ok, well really 12 on tap, 43 bottled domestics, and 19 bottled imports. The sad part is that there are no prices on the menu. The fun part is that they have cool names like “Clown Shoes Tramp Stamp” and “Rogue Dead Guy Ale.” Essentially, if you are looking for craft beer this is the next best thing to a brewery or Bukowski’s.
Other: They have both a white and a red sangria at $8 each as well as a full bar – but no other listed specialty drinks.