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The Lower Depths – Beer and dogs near Fenway

With the famous Citgo sign looming overhead, The Lower Depths- its entrance located, as you might expect, behind a sunken patio- might seem like just another Kenmore dive attracting BU students. But take a seat at the bar and look at the tap or pages-long bottle list (over 150), or take a look at the menu, and you’ll realize that this is a place that takes its beer and food seriously.

There are lots of options to choose from with the current Taco intensive menu so head over with friends and try a few.  Not in the mood for tacos? There is also a decent list of salads and other assorted snacks and sides including veg friendly options.  If you miss the old Hot Dog menu, there are a few still left as well.  Also, the food is served until 12:30 for that late night snack.

The extensive beer selection is the main draw however, and with a knowledgeable staff, don’t be afraid to try something unfamiliar. It’s a place that attracts regulars, and it’s not hard to see why. Note that it’s cash-only.

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Details about this spot



476 Commonwealth Ave, Boston

Telephone number


Opening Times

11:30 - 01:00 daily


Two taco plate: US$ 10


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)