Burgers and beers are a tried-and-true combination, but if you’re in search of the old American standards with a little something extra, A&B Burgers in Beverly is just the ticket. The casual spot is perfect whether you’re out for dinner with the kids or drinks before kickoff, with a slew of custom burgers and a robust selection of suds rounded out by a menu full of creative comfort food and a long-as-your-arm drink list with everything from merlot by the glass to boozy milkshakes.
A&B puts burgers first, leading off their menu with a choice between locally raised patties or Wagyu beef (for a little extra). The list of specialty burgers is long and impressive, with classic combos like eggs and bacon as well as more chefy selections full of unexpected ingredients. If beef isn’t your thing, fret not: there’s a range of pescatarian and vegetarian options, as well as other sandwiches to choose from. And if you’re looking to keep your hands clean, A&B offers a full menu of small plates, salads, and entrees, striking a solid balance between comfort-food classics and lighter fare.
The restaurant’s vivacious vibe spills through its giant (and openable!) garage doors and into the street. The atmosphere is fun and unfussy, from the logo that looks like a squished burger to the low-key decor: exposed bricks on the walls and bulbs in the fixtures, lots of well-worn wood, and drinking out of mason jars. The space is airy and well-lit, with high ceilings and lots of leg-room (or space to crowd the large bar on a busy night), and a couple of TVs on the walls mean you’ll never have to pretend to go to the bathroom to check the score.
The bar at A&B is doing a lot more than pouring pints. Beyond a crafty draft list laden with locals and a whole lotta bottles from the best breweries all over, the restaurant boasts a thoughtful and approachable wine list, creative cocktails with house-made ingredients (available for one or four), and a long list of tequilas if you feel like heading south of the border. And did we mention the boozy milkshakes?
The restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, with the bar open until (at least) 11pm Sunday through Thursday and (at least) midnight on Friday and Saturday. And if you’re craving the A&B experience but can’t bear to leave your desk, they offer catering services for lunch in the office, as well as standard off-site setups.
206 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915