Lord Hobo | Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Lord Hobo
World Class based on 53 ratings
Type: Bar

92 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts United States 02139 [ print map ]
617 250 8454

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Hours: Mon-Wed 1630-0100; Thurs-Fri 1630-0200; Sat 1100-0200; Sun 1100-0100

Mayor: SrSilliGose (12) | Taps: 41 | Bottles: 38

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Beer Available At Lord Hobo (arranged by most recent)
Bear Republic Crazy Ivan 92, Bear Republic Rebellion IPA (Mandarina Bavaria) , De Ranke XXX Bitter 98, Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop IPA 99, Port Brewing Board Meeting Brown Ale 99, Port Brewing Grommet 81, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Grainstorm Black Rye IPA 98, Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Black IPA 100, Stillwater Classique 93, Trillium Trillium 94, Port Brewing SPA (Summer Pale Ale) 98, The Bruery 6 Geese A Laying 93, Enlightenment Ales Garrison , The Tap Intergalactic Acid 60, Lost Abbey Agave Maria Ale 95, Funky Buddha Last Snow Porter 100, Funky Buddha Founders Series 1: Veruca Snozzberry Gose 99, Trois Dames ForÍt Noire 96, Stone SprŲcket Bier 93, Pretty Things Baby Tree 95
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53 reviews for Lord Hobo
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  82%
 Selection  88%
 Food  79%
 Value  73%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (1656) Washington, Washington DC | September 8, 2012
Large central bar with a million taps, and table off to one side. The selection was terrific, including some special bottles they brought in for the local beer festival. Service was quick, efficient and friendly even when the place got packed.a must-stop while in the city.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (745) London, England | March 29, 2013
Great atmosphere and good beers to boot! When we were in Boston for an extended stay a couple of years ago we waited with bated breath for the opening of Lord Hobo but it was put back and we missed it. It was nice to be able to visit at last on this trip, and to see that it seems to have become a popular fixture on the Boston / Cambridge beer scene. (Visited 25 October 2012).
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 13, 2014
The draft list is possibly second to none in Boston, and ultimately, it is what matters the most but I canít say I was overly fond of the vibe on my visit. It must be said however that this was a late Saturday night. The good news is they were serving food even then. It was however very dark, very packed with a youngish crowd and very loud. The service managed to remain courteous, efficient and professional in spite of the crowd.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
NachlamSie  (615) Denver, Colorado | July 29, 2013
This is a serious beer joint. The emphasis is on getting quality brews for people like us to geek out on. It was very busy on a Friday night, but not prohibitively so. There were tons of things on tap I wanted to drink. Service was good. Bartenders stayed busy to keep up with the volume. The ambiance is cool with the wooden interior, hip music and very, very dim lighting. Also, the hobo burger is incredibly delicious.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee  (511) Toronto, ON, Ontario | November 10, 2010
Yup - this place is a definite must on any beer- (or just food for that matter) loverís visit to Boston. Great ambiance with dark painted walls surrounding a larger 360 degree bar area. There is a small area with table service toward the front of the bar and everything is clean and tidy, yet intimate. Onto the specifics - man what a killer beer list. Three Cantillons and a plethora of rare shit from Struise including Black Albert and Black Albert II. Was a bit intimidated because we only scheduled about 90 minutes to drink here, but thanks to the disposable cheapness of MegaBus, we ended up spending an extra two hours just trying to suck it all up. The prices were pretty solid as well. As for the food, just like with the beer, thereís not much to complain about. I had some appropriately rich and succulent beef cheeks served over cheddar cheese grits and some very well-made frites as well. I think this might be the best beer bar in the city at this point.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jackl  (455) Charlottesville, Virginia | October 30, 2014
Visited late on a Tuesday night and found the place surprisingly busy. The clientele was pretty young. Lots of Narragansett was being consumed. The beer list was solid. I counted about 40 beers. Probably a third of the list came from New England. I settled on pours from Lost Nation and Trillium. Prices for the beer wasnít exactly cheap, though Boston seems to be an expensive place in general. One Trillium beer on the menu was priced at $12 for a 12oz pour. The food was more reasonable, but I canít say I was impressed by it. My burger was the definition of mediocre. Service was friendly, prompt. Overall, Iíd return again, but this visit didnít leave me blown away by the experience.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere  (451) Ottawa, Ontario | April 17, 2010
I loved this place, with over 40 taps of interesting beers (Port, Lost Abbey, so far from home). Food is basic yet interesting with cheeses and meats of the day. Prices a bit on the higher side but made up by the sheer selection. A must go in Boston.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34  (444) Chicago, Illinois | August 18, 2014
After salivating at the menu online, I stopped by here for lunch to find its one of those places that does brunch on Sunday, I hate that crap. If I want brunch, Iíll go to a brunch place. Having said that, my food was pretty good as were the others I was with. That sadly was the highlight of my visit. The host was super friendly, but the server was slightly rude, slow and put off by our orders. The draft list was pretty pathetic, I was expecting some major heavy hitters for such a lofty RB ranking. The focus was more on national beers, albeit decent, that you can get anywhere, vs having more locals of Night shift, Trillium, Jackís Abby and the rest. This place can be skipped.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11  (316) Phoenix, Arizona | July 21, 2013
I have a pretty serious beer crush on this place. Stopped by for brunch and the food was excellent. Love the atmosphere and the thought that clearly went into selecting their taps & bottles. Staff is a bit standoffish until they decide you know enough about beer to warm up to you, but thatís fine. Lots of people seemed to wander in because of the location and couldnít care less about their riches on tap. A must-visit place if youíre in Boston.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
swoopjones  (310) Buffalo, New York | January 24, 2013| Updated January 25, 2013
great spot, 11 Hill Farmsteads on tap, Great staff, food was great. Great atmosphere. El Michaels affair on the radio=HUGE. Get here

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