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Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
As featured in 3 Days in Boston
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Address: 306 Northern Ave., Boston, MA
Phone Number:
+1 617-456-2322
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00

Please come and visit the brewery! Rich and Dan started Harpoon to make...

Please come and visit the brewery! Rich and Dan started Harpoon to make great beer and welcome beer lovers. That founding spirit lives on every day as we pour pints in the Beer Hall, take visitors on brewery tours, and share our passion for beer with fellow beer lovers.

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This whole experience is fantastic and the beer is outstanding!! The guys that gave the tour were simply wonderful. Great sense of humor as well as knowledge of the entire... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 May 2016
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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We weren't able to get on the tour as it was full but sampled the beers at the bar. We were impressed by the about of variety and styles. Some tasty, others not so tasty. Alcohol varied from 4-18%. Yes 18%. Not very tasty. The service was good but they seamed a little grumpy. We were also impressed with the... More 

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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This whole experience is fantastic and the beer is outstanding!! The guys that gave the tour were simply wonderful. Great sense of humor as well as knowledge of the entire brewing process in accordance to local history. The pretzels.......good Lord....that's a whole review itself. Do not miss them They will make you smack your friends because they rock. (Old expression)... More 

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Anthem, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Did a walk in for a brewery tour on graduation weekend. We had to hang out and have a pretzel while we waited. Good pretzels, though I'd pass on the Parmesan one. Tour was just the right length, had good information and ample time to taste any of the available brews.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

A friend works for John Hancock and brought us over here after catching up a bit. We walked up the stairs and made our way to the bar in the beer hall. There is a plethora of seating and much like a German beer hall they have long tables with bench seating. They have a lot of tasting options, many... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Delicious and so many choices! The beer hall is designed for communal drinking - you can't help but make friends! Wonderful to drink brews at a place that is obviously passionate about their beer and just wants to share the love. DO IT! We took the tour which was fast, fun, informative and offers some extra tastes as well! So... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Went to the brewery around lunchtime and had to wait for 1:40pm tour so we sat at the bar, great tour, our guide Jules was funny, cordial and knowledgable. They give the history of the beer and have open time in the acting room for about a half hour so you can taste/retaste quite a bit of beer. They charge... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Loved visiting this Beer Hall! Great sampler options and good food to try while you're tasting. They really do have some great beer - especially the Unfiltered Options. The vanilla porter and Big Squeeze were my personal faves. We got two samplers to split and a pretzel that comes with dipping sauces. We sat at the bar which was really... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Had to wait a few minutes to get in and didn't end up doing the tour, but the beer was great and the atmosphere was classic brewpub.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Visited here on a trip to Boston last minute... so glad we did! The brewery is fun, great beer and pretzels.. Staff is friendly and more then happy to suggest beers to try... definatley try the pretzels!! The tour by Keith and Kevin was fun and allows you t sample a lot of different beers... def try the summer mango... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

I took a guided tour of the brewery with my brother and we thought it was great! They walked us through the history and brew process and then allowed unlimited tasting at the end for about 15 minutes. Hilarious tour guides and delicious beer! It takes about an hour, go early in the day to guarantee your spot.

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