About Us

We opened our family-owned bar and restaurant in 2002 with a desire to provide a comfortable space to enjoy world class beer and outstanding pub food. Since that day, our focus has remained sharing the traditions of Belgian, German, and American artisanal beers. We started by creating the simple neighborhood bar where we’d want to drink, and have been incredibly lucky to become a destination amongst beer aficionados.

We believe in supporting our local breweries, farms, and producers the way that the people of Brookline, MA support us. We are grateful to have such a loyal clientele who have kept us going through the past two years of the pandemic, and the 18 years preceding that. Our diverse, knowledgeable, friendly, and hardworking team are the final piece of the puzzle, making The Publick House what it is. With our amazing community, we continually strive for improvement and are ever grateful to our guests for coming along on the ride. We inspire and nurture our customer’s curiosity about beer one style at a time, creating loyal guests every time. 

We accept reservations & walk-in diners.
Please feel free to book a table under our reservations tab.

For parties of 7 or larger please call (617-277-2880) to make a reservation. A deposit will be required for large parties.

The town of Brookline allows service animals on our patio.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation! We look forward to seeing you!


Monday | 5PM-11PM
Tuesday | 5PM-12AM
Wednesday | 5PM-12AM
Thursday | 5PM-1AM
Friday | 3PM-1AM
Saturday | 12PM-1AM
Sunday | 12PM-10PM

“Best Beer Bar in America” – beeradvocate.com

“Best Mac & Cheese in the U.S.” – Food & Wine Magazine

“Best of Boston: Best Beer Bar 2019, ’18, ‘15 & 2012” – Boston Magazine

“Top Ten Best Beer Bars in Boston” Ranked #1 – Boston Globe

“Best Beer Bar 2017” – Improper Bostonian

“One of the top 10 places in the world to have a beer” – Beer Advocate 

“Boston’s Best Beer List” – Boston Magazine

“Boston’s Best Frites” – Boston Magazine

“Boston’s Best Mac & Cheese” – Boston Magazine

“Everything on the menu is delicious” – Boston Globe

“The crown jewel of Belgian Beer Bars” – Boston Magazine

“Best neighborhood bar” – Boston Magazine

“The gastropub Boston has been thirsting for” – Boston Globe

“Extraordinarily good cuisine á la biére” – Boston Magazine

“Best Bar in Brookline” – Improper Bostonian

“I Love This Place” – Paul B. (regular)