United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
luttonm (96) Belgrade, Serbia | May 17, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
This place can be a bit hit or miss with the crowd. But dropping by on an early weekday afternoon for lunch before a long flight, it was empty. Very nice food, more upscale than a normal bar but not ’gastro’ focused. Beer selection was impressive and widely varied from across the US. Would be hard to enjoy both things on a crowded evening but It would also be a nice local place to hang out. Looking forward to coming back next time I’m in town.
womencantsail (390) Garbage Grove, California | August 15, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Cool bar, sort of a dive feel to it. Nice tap list. Sort of a "punk" feel to it, at least based on the staff I interacted with, so I felt at home. Prices are fine for the area. They do offer a special of a 40 and a hot dog for like $5 which is sort of a novelty, I guess (and an obvious ode to Bukowski himself). Wouldn’t go out of my way to come here, but nice if you’re in the area.
lushawn (227) Massachusetts | July 21, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
overrated if ya ask me. nothing particularly captivating about this place. mediocre beer list. boring tables. might as well walk down the street to atwood, lord hobo, or cambridge brewing company.
auerbrau (278) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | May 29, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Dropped in here for a pint after a job interview a few weeks ago. The list definitely did not excite me. The atmosphere is cute and the bartenders were nice enough, but it’s a really watered down list of mostly readily available national and regional micros. There are so many other places nearby with better-curated lists that I’d rather go to.
bmerz (118) Brooklyn, New York | February 28, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A great bar....not too many of those in Boston. Kinda dirty in a good way and not pretentious at all. A large tap selection and bottle list is not going to awe a serious nerd but it will please and last I looked there were cellared offerings that while expensive give it depth. Great staff...though it helps to be a long time local.
mkgrenwel (62) Cambridge, Massachusetts | November 15, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
The best thing I can say about this place it it’s a cool place to hang out with good beer. The taps change often and there’s always something interesting on. Definitely not just a craft beer bar, but really a beer geek destination.
It is dark and loud in a good dive-bar kind of way, but is mostly tables without a ton of places to stand, so it’s not a great place to socialize.
Service has always been good. Knowledgeable and attentive, but definitely with some personality.
The food is occasionally good, but often is something I could have made better at home.
TURDFERGUSON (147) Carrboro, North Carolina | August 16, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Hung out here a in 2009 or 2010 with Chris Bealieu for a few beers before heading back to Brian Baccaro’s house while in Beantown for a trip. Pretty hipster/trendy type setup with great service (well it was 4pm or so) and a nice selection. Pretty sure I had something from Bear Republic that I hadn’t seen in NC.
chriso (306) London, England | July 14, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited a few times in late 2009 and April 2010. Rather different to the other Bukowskis - not exactly upmarket but certainly less hole in the wall. Pleasant atmosphere. Decent enough selection - I always found a couple of new beers in the tap selection but not enough new stuff to keep me busy for a whole evening. Only ate once - had a buffalo chicken wrap which was OK and very fiery. Service was always fine. Prices a little high. Maybe not a destination in itself but useful in the area.
Glouglouburp (345) Montreal, Quebec | January 17, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
If you are driving, walking or biking (like I was) between the great Cambridge Brewing pub and the classic Redbone this is a pit-stop on the way almost exactly halfway between the two places. Cool modern tavern look, trendy-ish. No patio in this area but the entire front window all is opened during summer. Tap selection was 17 taps + 1 cask. Nothing particularly interesting in the tap selection with the common Smuttynose, Brewdog, Harpoon, Southern Tier, Middle Ages. The only tap that was a more unusual was Oud Beersel Framboise. A bit pricey, the standard 16.9oz was $7. Bottle selection is interesting but pricey. Various vintages of various bottles like 02 Aventinus for $17.50, 06 Deus for $45, 1999 Gales Prize for $16.50. etc… Many of their old vintages were beer that imho should not be aged. Aged Deus? No full meals. Food is salads, starters, burgers. Not worth the detour but worth a pit-stop between Cambridge and Redbone.
yemenmocha (66) Glendale, Arizona | October 7, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Much better than the other Bukowski location, and certainly more quiet on my daytime visit.
This location has a more traditional, roomy bar with plenty of light and a neighborhood feel. Same or better tap selections than what is available on Dalton St.
Service was more polite, prompt, and actually had some knowledge of the beers on tap. Prices weren’t bad for the area and quality of beer.
Good location near two other beer bars, the Druid & Atwood’s. Easily accessible by the red line and very short bus trip.
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