Beer geeks are officially the new wine snobs, and ale-o-philes of Boston agree that the best place to flaunt your knowledge is Brookline's PUBLICK HOUSE. With two-dozen-plus drafts and a seriously massive selection of eclectic bottled beers from Belgian blondes to German Schwarzbiers (not to mention a few gluten-free options), Publick House's drink menu could prove daunting to the most studious of beer connoisseurs. Luckily, the staff is accommodating — and kind — enough that even if you think Heineken is high-brow you won't feel like a total newb. Popular enough that if you show up past 8 pm you're probably not scoring a much-coveted table, but low-key enough that you won't have to fight slurring co-eds for bar space, Publick House is a safe haven for beer geeks of all creeds.
PUBLICK HOUSE | 1648 Beacon Street, Brookline | 617.277.2880