Local 149

4.7
281 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
Great Beer
Local 149 is a South Boston restaurant that serves modern American cuisine and offers an incredible selection of 25 craft beers and creative cocktails. Executive chef James Dry creations are sure to please. Our brunch has been voted one of Boston's best 4 years in a row!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 281 people are saying
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4.6
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great environment to watch Sunday football!

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JohnV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a local tavern environment. Staff was excellent.

EG
EmmaG
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love the food, always seasonal, fun place. Highly recommend. Also has warm cider cocktails for the fall which are FANtastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local 149 is phenomenal place is total vibe go there for a good time!! The service was excellent and food is great highly recommend the Nashville chicken sandwich. Also one of the fewer places that seems to consistently have Sierra Nevada on tap for SN fans.

JH
JoshH
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Great Atmosphere. Never Disappoints!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, Local is a great local.

KJ
KJeans
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

BB
vipBellaB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was okay - $16 sandwiches with little flavor or sauce. Menu said the pulled pork sandwich came with giant onion rings but it arrived with fries. Drinks were okay, nothing special. The fries were good, probably the only thing I would order again

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fun place, great service and food. Cod dish was amazing

AL
AmyL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My neighborhood go to restaurant. Always great and consistent!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sweet guys were great

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely blown away by how good the food and service were. The price was great also!! Will definitely be going back!

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Kristen
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, and server! Would definitely go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend. Carlos was fantastic

MK
MaryKateN
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best neighborhood bar and always great food! 10/10 recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Hostess reminded us that we were 3 min late to our reservation but still sat us without issue.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy! Great drinks

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jobeezy
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! We thoroughly enjoyed the BBQ Brussel sprouts, oysters, Nashville hot chicken (though, it could have been spicier) and the veggie gnocchi. The beer selection is quite impressive too!

HW
HaydnWhite
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, as always, with an awesome ambience in Southie. Even on a rainy day, we had a great time!

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CPGG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cocktails and wines were very good. Food was very good for 7 out of 8 dishes, the pork chops were too thin and overcooked.
Service was excellent and funny. Very nice to be able to sit outside.
Highly recommended

LC
vipLaurenC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food, service and atmosphere is always great

JB
JackieB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

It took 45 mins for a server to take our food order

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service very nice but not on top of things. Waiter got order wrong a few times. Customer service is not a top priority for this place.
The food is ok at best. Bartenders can mix the standard simple cocktails. Seems to cater to a young, beer drinking crowd who needs bar food to eat when drunk. All good as long as you know what to expect when going.

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vipNinaS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Normally love this place but hadn't been there on a Friday evening. They were way understaffed--we waited over 30 minutes for our first drink--and the noise level inside required us to almost shout to hear ourselves talk. Our waiter was clearly working very hard at multiple tables inside and out, so the service was a management issue, not about the staff. (And it's probably been hard to hire this summer, post-Covid.) Good beer selection here and the food was delicious--I'll surely be back but maybe not on a Friday.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Really outstanding. Outstanding, five stars.

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Sirius
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

When we got there earlier in the evening, we sat outside in the perfect weather, but had to squeeze into the bar when sudden rain came. Service was quick and fast, food came hot and very quick, almost too quick. Food was all perfectly cooked and tasty! However as it got busier and then even packed, service was having issues keeping up. I know most restaurants are having staffing issues these days, so just something to keep in mind. Otherwise a great neighborhood place to come and have good food and fun

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Server was unprofessional and very rude. It made for a very poor experience.

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AmyL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go here a few times a month. It’s consistently great, especially the cocktails.

ED
EmilyD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of food options. Perfect for whatever mood you're in! They also have a great drink menu that never disappoints.

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BriannaD
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I’ve been to local 149 twice before and had amazing experiences. I recommended it to my friend and took him for his birthday. Walking in I was greeted by a few very friendly people, however after being seated the server was the main issue.

Our server made all of us uncomfortable with the terms and words she was using. She seemed to maybe get comfortable too fast and tried to relate but used derogatory terms and inappropriate language.

The food was phenomenal and atmosphere great as well, but I’m not sure I will be returning after an experience like this.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is a great neighborhood place for weeknight or weekend get together. The food and the beer and drink choices always deliver. I love that they have nightly specials

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vipDish
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

So. Loud. Some food overcooked. Great waitress!!!!

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vipKatherineA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite local bar with the best food and best service. Highly recommend!

AC
vipAnnieC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This one of the best restaurants in Boston - the menu is funky, changes all the time, drinks are awesome, and the chef is SO kind and interactive with diners.

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vipMike
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good food and drink! Great for a date

LM
LesleeM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beer selection. Fun place for brunch.

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Ambdux
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food1service1ambience4

It was Mother’s Day and I was looking fo ward to a nice brunch with my son and daughter-in-law. We got the bucket of bubbles which was good and sat outside in the beautiful sunshine. But the service was slow and I had the worse eggs Benedict I ever ordered..,soggy English muffin ( felt like they had soaked it in water) , an anemic slice of tomato and no bacon or ham! It was terrible! And a very disappointing special occasion meal.

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RobertN
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and good drinks. The food was very good.

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brettg
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far my favorite local bar in Southie. Great food , beer and service!

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vipTony
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun for trivia on Tuesday! Great fish tacos too would definitely return again

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You can order delivery directly from Local 149 using the Order Online button. Local 149 also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Local 149 is rated 4.7 stars by 281 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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