Beer Plus Brunch

There never seems to be a shortage of dive bars in Allston, but when a new one opens up with over 100 beers in bottles or on tap, we pay attention. And soon, we discovered, this is no dive.

Since showing up in the hood about a year and a half ago, Deep Ellum has become a standby for beer snobs and brunch lovers alike. With 120+ rotating beers on tap or bottled, there are new choices every time we stop by. Brunch was our first trip in, and the Portuguese sweet bread turned french toast is to die for, served up right with a side of perfectly scrambled eggs. We also dig the warm pretzel and veggie stuffed naan bread. Even for dinner, the choice between a homemade wurst plate or goulash is a tough call, only because both are so tasty. Local vegans love it for the fresh fruit and seitan burger. How can you go wrong with this kind of amazing home cooking and vintage VH1 on the big screen?

And because we love outdoor dining, we were more than pleased to see their summer deck open and ready for us. What’s better than our favorite food and drink under an umbrella? Less Allston than the traditional spot, no one’s trying to out-cool us when we show up for drinks, and the bartenders know their multitude of beers and cocktails. You can grab an absinthe cocktail or even sign up for their Daily Draft email list, getting updates on the latest goodness from the staff themselves. We love it.

Deep Ellum [Official Site]

[Photo: Dan4th/Flickr]

Beer Plus Brunch