One of the few places left without a website, The Sevens on Charles St., is the kind of local pub that you wish was on every corner. As soon as my friend and I walked in, the bartender came by and started chatting. I had to admit, given that I noticed there is no full bar, as far as I could tell, just beer (and later I noticed, wine), I was betting it would be ginger ale for me, but they had appropriate options.
Apparently, the bartender had recently ordered a case of Redbridge, for a regular. She said if I was going to come back, she would order more. The Sevens also stocks Magners cider, which is another great gluten-free option. They also have wine available, so there are a few options for gluten-free guests. The drinks are cheap, less than seven dollars for two beers. The bartender was very nice and immediately knew what gluten-free beer was. She was interested in what a gluten allergy entailed (i.e. – wheat, barley and rye) and how it affected me.
The bar itself is has a worn, comfortable look. The decor is sparse and unpretentious. The tables are positioned close together between pew-like benches and wooden chairs. The bar filled up quickly for a Monday night, by 6 p.m., it was jam-packed. There are dart boards in the back. A big plus: the bathrooms are very clean and tidy. Awesome!
I did not try any of the food they serve, but the staff was so nice, I am sure they would do their best to accommodate.
g/f friendly: 4 out of 5
overall: 5 out of 5