Bukowski’s Tavern

Bukowski Tavern Boston beer bar
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MONDAY - SATURDAY: 11:30 A.M. - 2 A.M. | SUNDAY: 12 P.M. - 2 A.M.
617.437.9999 | WEBSITE

Named for the man who launched as many cheap imitators as Hunter S. Thompson, Bukowski’s Tavern is Boston’s O.G. craft beer bar. Boasting 21 taps and an expansive bottle selection, Buk’s copious beer options would make its namesake proud. The atmosphere and décor are hipster-kitsch right down to the Wheel of Beer (think Wheel of Fortune, but, you know—beer), but much like the man himself, Bukowski’s is rough around the edges in the best possible way.

Known For
  • craft beer
  • full menu
What to drink
Drink like Bukowski: Order a craft beer and a shot of whiskey.
Back Bay
If you're feeling ambitious, take your best shot at joining Bukowski's Mug Club, in which you're accept the challenge of drinking every beer on the Bukowski Beer Card in six months. Just remember: “Bukowski Tavern is not responsible for any excessive weight gain, marriage annulments, black eyes, one-night stands or spur of the moment tribal tattoo arm bands that one may incur throughout the process of completing your mug.”