The Publick House – Belgian Bierhaus

1648 Beacon St. Brookline, MA 02445 (617) 277-2880

*In Brookline near the corner of Washington St and Beacon St

Seth and Ren, +2 guests

  • Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Red beer
  • Schneider Edel-Weisse beer
  • Red’s Rye draft beer
  • Bailey’s on the rocks
  • Verhaeghe Echte Kriek beer
  • Combination Charcuterie/Artisan Cheese board 
  • Unclassic Ceaser salad w/ mustard beer vinaigrette
  • Trappist Meatloaf
  • Moules Frites: Pot 2 (Steamed Mussels w/ a fish stock sauce and fries)
  • Famous Mac & Cheese w/ roasted garlic, caramelized onions, spicy andouille sausage and bacon!
  • $126.17 w/ tax ($42 in drinks)

Seth: Holy beer selection! How have I not been to this restaurant before? Anyone who knows me is well aware of my love for good beer (and good food) and this place has a long list of hard to find, stronger than usual and delicious beers. 34 beers on tap and 3 pages of bottled beers in my cursory glance at the menu. The food was just plain good. Nothing disappointing in the bunch. The mussels were cooked right and the sauce (with chives, tomatoes, roasted garlic and prosciutto in it) paired very well. Ren loved the meatloaf, which i thought was quite good, as it was tender and rich. The mac & cheese is labeled famous and with how we ordered it, I could see how it got this moniker. So rich and cheesy, the pasta was cooked just right and the bites with the andouille in it were over the top. As for the salad, the dressing was a nice twist on anything I’ve had before and was pleasant. My favorite thing: The Famous Mac & Cheese. Tasty, filling and cheesy! 

Ren: These Belgian style beer houses are by far some of my favorite kind of restaurants to frequent. The atmosphere reminds my of a local pub where you may run into someone you know combined with a delightful European influence. The lights are dim, voices loud, large steins to small goblets paired for a perfect beer experience, not to mention rich hearty aromas wafting from every direction.  The service was friendly and precise. She was well versed in their beer and food and chatted away with us as though we were her only table in the busy establishment. The food is rich and hearty combined with an array of meaty tantalizers. I would suggest this establishment as the perfect environment for a friendly get together or a place to catch up. My Favorite thing: The vast delicious beer selection.

Ave Price/Person: $15-25 w/ Drinks: $25-35

Food: Seth 8.5 Ren 8.5 Food Ave: 8.5 *Certified Dericious* (Awarded for an 8.5 or higher) Excellent comfort food. Rich and filling with twist on some familiar options.

Service: Seth 8.5 Ren 8.5 Service was what you would hope for in a restaurant. She was present when you needed something even while the place was full. She made suggestions when asked and handled our group of four well. At the end we got into favorite restaurant talk for a little bit and she even recommended a few of her own favorite places. Great finish!

Decor/Atmosphere: Seth 8 Ren 7.5 The place was warm and inviting, with soft colors and a lot of wood. Over all it was clean and made you think a little of a beer garden.

Total: 8.25 I’m predicting another visit soon to try out more of the beer selection. Well worth a visit.

One bad thing: Though there was a bit of miss-communication on my part, the food ended up all arriving at the same time. This included the appetizers, cheese board and then entrées. Even though we planned on sharing all the dishes there was a bit too much on the table at once.


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