CASK BEER FINDER: MASSACHUSETTS

A summary of all known bars and brewpubs in the state of MA that serve cask-conditioned beer (a.k.a. 'real ale')



(permanent / regular outlets only)

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Key:
Permanent outlet for cask beer. Counted in the tally above.
Regular outlet for cask beer (on most but not all the time). Counted in the tally above.
Occasional outlet for cask beer. Not counted in the tally above, and location not shown on the map.
No cask - recently ceased stocking it for whatever reason.
No cask - but has deceiving lookalike fake handpumps nefariously serving regular keg beer. Don't get fooled! Such places are listed here only to help prevent confusion as to what's 'real' and what's not.

M: Monday
T: Tuesday
W: Wednesday
Th: Thursday
F: Friday
S: Saturday
Su: Sunday

Times are shown in 24 hour clock, 0001 (12.01am) through to 2400 (midnight).

Be aware that some places may temporarily suspend offering cask-conditioned beer in hot weather.
Information shown is subject to change, and accuracy and availability is not guaranteed.

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Allston

Deep Ellum
477 Cambridge Street
Allston, Massachusetts, 02134
Phone: 1 617 787 2337

Enquire for opening hours

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

Sunset Grill and Tap
130 Brighton Avenue
Allston, Massachusetts, 02134-2811
Phone: 1 617 254 1331

Enquire for opening hours

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Amesbury

The Alehouse
33 Main Street
Amesbury, Massachusetts, 01913-2808
Phone: 1 978 388 1950

1100-2200 T-S
1200-2200 Su
Closed M

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Amherst

Amherst Brewing Company
36 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, Massachusetts, 01002-1703
Phone: 1 413 253 4400

1130-0100 Daily

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010

The Moan And Dove
460 West Street
Amherst, Massachusetts, 01002-2964
Phone: 1 413 256 1710

1500-0100 M-F
1300-0100 S/Su

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Athol

Blind Pig
98 Exchange Street
Athol, Massachusetts, 01331
Phone: 1 978 249 2795


Th

1130-2300 T-S
1230-1930 Su
Closed M
(Subject to change)

[MAP]

Bar

Updated November 2013


Boston

Beer Works (Canal Street)
112 Canal Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02114-1805
Phone: 1 617 896 2337

Enquire for opening hours

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010

Beer Works (Fenway Park)
61 Brookline Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts, 02215-3406
Phone: 1 617 536 2337

Enquire for opening hours

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010

Bukowski Tavern
50 Dalton Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02115-3155
Phone: 1 617 437 9999

1100-0200 M-S
1200-0200 Su

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

Cornwall's
654 Beacon Street
Boston

Beer engine pinned up on a wall. Doh!

Correct as at May 2010

Jacob Wirth Co.
31-37 Stuart Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02116
Phone: 617 338 8586

1130-2100 Su/M
1130-2200 T-Th
1130-0100 F
1130-2400 S

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

Lower Depths Tap Room
476 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts, 02215
Phone: 1 617 266 6662

1130-0100 Daily

[MAP]

Bar

Updated November 2013

The Other Side Café
407 Newbury Street
Boston

Bar closed April 2012, now demolished.

Updated November 2013

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
115 Stuart Street
Boston

Reported as ceased serving cask.

Updated November 2013

Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale
48 Temple Place
Boston, Massachusetts, 02111
Phone: 1 617 426 0048


Su

1700-0200 T-S
1030-0200 Su
Closed M

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Braintree

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
250 Granite Street
Braintree

Brewpub closed, hit rock bottom.

Correct as at May 2010


Brookline

American Craft
1700 Beacon Street
Brookline, Massachusetts, 02445
Phone: 1 617 487 4290

Enquire for opening hours

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Cambridge

Atwood’s Tavern
877 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02141
Phone: 1 617 864 2792

1530-0100 M-W
1130-0200 Th-S
1130-0100 Su

[MAP]

Bar

Updated November 2013

Bukowski Tavern
1281 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-1338
Phone: 1 617 497 7077

Enquire for opening hours

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

Cambridge Brewing Company
1 Kendall Square
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-1561
Phone: 1 617 494 1994

1130-2300 M
1130-2400 T-Th
1130-0045 F/S
1100-2300 Su

[MAP]

Brewpub

Updated November 2013

Cambridge Common
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138
Phone: 1 617 547 1228


T 1700

1130-0100 M-W
1130-0200 Th/F
1030-0200 S
1030-0100 Su

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

John Harvard's Brew House
33 Dunster Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138-5002
Phone: 1 617 868 3585

1130-0030 M-Th
1130-0200 F/S
1130-2400 Su

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010

Lord Hobo
92 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02141
Phone: 1 617 250 8454

1700-0100 Daily

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

Russell House Tavern
14 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138
Phone: 1 617 500 3055


Th 1700

1100-0100 M-W
1100-0200 Th/F
1000-0200 S
1000-0100 Su

[MAP]

Bar

Updated November 2013


Falmouth

Liam Maguire's
273 Main Street
Falmouth, Massachusetts, 02540
Phone: 1 508 548 0285

1130-0100 M-S
1200-0100 Su

[MAP]

Bar

Updated November 2013


Framingham

John Harvard's Brew House
1 Worcester Road
Framingham, Massachusetts, 01701-5359
Phone: 1 508 875 2337

1130-2400 M-Th
1130-0100 F/S
1130-2330 Su

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010


Great Barrington

Barrington Brewery and Restaurant
420 Stockbridge Road
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 01230
Phone: 1 413 528 8282

1130-2130 M-Th
1130-2200 F/S
1130-2100 Su

[MAP]

Brewpub

Updated December 2013

Prarie Whale
Formerly Bell and Anchor
178 Main Street
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 01230
Phone: 1 413 528 5050

1700-2200 Th/F
1100-1500, 1700-2200 S/Su
1700-2200 M
Closed T/W

[MAP]

Bar (Restaurant)

Updated December 2013


Greenfield

The People's Pint
24 Federal Street
Greenfield, Massachusetts, 01301-3302
Phone: 1 413 773 0333

1600-2400 Daily

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010


Haverhill

The Tap (Haverhill Brewery)
100 Washington Street
Haverhill, Massachusetts, 01832-5500
Phone: 1 978 374 1117


F 1500

From 1130 T-S
From 1200 Su
Closed M

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010


Hudson

Horseshoe Pub and Restaurant
29 South Street
Hudson, Massachusetts, 01749-2204
Phone: 1 978 568 1265

1130-2400 M-S
1200-2000 Su

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Jamaica Plain

Canary Square
435 South Huntington Avenue
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, 02130
Phone: 1 617 524 2500


T

1600-0100 Daily

[MAP]

Bar

Updated November 2013

F.J. Doyle & Co. (Doyle's Cafe)
3484 Washington Street
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, 02130-2602
Phone: 1 617 524 2345

0900-0100 Daily

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Lee

Moe's Tavern
10 Railroad Street
Lee, Massachusetts, 02138
Phone: 1 413 243 6637

Enquire for opening hours

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Lowell

Lowell Beer Works
203 Cabot Street
Lowell, Massachusetts, 01854-3620
Phone: 1 978 937 2337

Enquire for opening hours

[MAP]

Brewpub

Updated November 2013


New Bedford

Pour Farm Tavern
780 Purchase Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts, 02740-6344
Phone: 1 508 990 1123

1600-0100 Su-W
1600-0200 Th-S

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Norfolk

Eagle Brook Saloon
258 Dedham Street
Norfolk, Massachusetts, 02056-1558
Phone: 1 508 384 7312

Enquire for opening hours

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Northampton

The Dirty Truth
29 Main Street (Route 9)
Northampton, Massachusetts, 01060-3182
Phone: 1 413 585 5999

Enquire for weekday hours
From 1100 S/Su

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

Paradise City Tavern
1 Bridge Street
Northampton, Massachusetts, 01060-2410
Phone: 1 413 586 2664

1700-2200 Su-Th
1700-2300 F/S

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

Sierra Grille
41a Strong Avenue
Northampton, Massachusetts, 01060
Phone: 1 413 584 1150

1700-0100 Daily

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Oak Bluffs (Martha's Vineyard)

Offshore Ale Company
30 Kennebec Avenue
Oak Bluffs

Reported as ceased selling cask.

Updated November 2013


Pittsfield

Pittsfield Brew Works
34 Depot Street
Pittsfield

Brewpub sold 4/2010, closed.

Correct as at May 2010


Plymouth

British Beer Company
6 Middle Street
Plymouth, Massachusetts, 02630-3308
Phone: 1 508 747 1776

Enquire for opening hours

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Salem

Salem Beer Works
278 Derby Street
Salem, Massachusetts, 01970-3635
Phone: 1 978 745 2337

Enquire for opening hours

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010


Sandwich

British Beer Company
46 Route 6A
Sandwich, Massachusetts, 02043
Phone: 1 508 833 9590

Enquire for opening hours

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Somerville

The Independent
75 Union Square
Somerville, Massachusetts, 02143
Phone: 1 617 440 6022

1500-0100 M-Th
1500-0200 F
1100-0200 S
1100-0100 Su

[MAP]

Bar

Updated November 2013

Redbones Barbeque
55 Chester Street
Somerville, Massachusetts, 02144-3001
Phone: 1 617 628 2200

1130-0030 M-S
1200-0030 Su

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Southampton

Opa-Opa Steakhouse and Brewery
169 College Highway
Southampton, Massachusetts, 01073-9320
Phone: 1 413 527 0808

1100-2400 Su-Th
1100-0100 F/S

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010


Southbridge

Dark Horse Tavern (Honest Town Brewery)
12 Crane Street
Southbridge

Brewpub closed.

Correct as at November 2010


Sturbridge

Pioneer Brewing Company
195 Arnold Road
Sturbridge, Massachusetts, 01566
Phone: 1 508 347 7500

1500-2100 M-F
1200-2100 S
1200-2000 Su

[MAP]

Brewery Taproom

Updated November 2013


Walpole

British Beer Company
85 Providence Highway
Walpole, Massachusetts, 02032-1513
Phone: 1 508 668 9909

Enquire for opening hours

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Waltham

The Gaff
467 Moody Street
Waltham, Massachusetts, 02453-0402
Phone: 1 781 209 5600

1700-0100 M-S
Closed Su

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

Jake's Dixie Roadhouse
220 Moody Street
Waltham, Massachusetts, 02453-5303
Phone: 1 781 894 4227

1700-0030 M-W
1130-0030 Th/F
1700-0030 S
1700-2400 Su

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

Watch City Brewing Company
256 Moody Street
Waltham, Massachusetts, 02453-5303
Phone: 1 781 647 4000

1130-0030 M-S
1130-2330 Su

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010


Westford

British Beer Company
149 Littleton Road
Westford, Massachusetts, 01886-3121
Phone: 1 978 577 6041

1100-0100 Daily

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Weymouth

Union Brew House
550 Washington Street
Weymouth, Massachusetts, 02188
Phone: 1 781 340 0440


F 1700

1500-0030 M-W
1400-0030 Th/F
1200-0030 S/Su

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Woods Hole

The Captain Kidd
77 Water Street
Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 02543-1025
Phone: 1 508 548 8563

Enquire for opening hours

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010



Festivals

Somerville, MA:
NERAX - Spring. [LINK HERE]

Haverhill, MA:
NERAX North at The Tap - Fall. [LINK HERE]



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Is there a cask venue missing? Anything incorrect?

Please report changes and previously unknown cask outlets so this database can be as accurate as possible!

For NEW VENUES, please supply ALL of the following details:
-Full name of establishment
-Full address including zip code
-Phone number
-Please describe cask availability as either...
"Permanent" (all times within reason)
"Regular" (offered at least weekly - please state what days/times casks are tapped)
or
"Occasional" (twice a month or less)
-Opening hours
-Whether a bar, brewpub, taproom, etc.
-If there is a beer engine (handpump), are you 100% positive that it is a real one rather than a fake lookalike?
-What beer(s) are usually being dispensed?


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Disclaimer: I cannot be held responsible for any errors or changes to the above information. Real ale is not guaranteed to always be available in any of these outlets (especially in the summer).