The draft list is possibly second to none in Boston, and ultimately, it is what matters the most but I can’t 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.
This is a dark little bar in Cambridge with a undeniable hipster vibe, although I saw a lot of young professionals while I was there. The bar staff was friendly and helpful. The selection was pretty decent, but the prices were a bit higher than normal.
This place is the real deal. Music is a bit loud (damn hipsters). Haven’t had the food, but their draft list is tremendous. Lots of local things and several usual and hard-to-find things too. Its a must stop and one of the best beer bars I’ve ever been to. Only con is that its a little expensive, but all the stuff around here is.
Décor un peu gothique et sombre, avec exposition d’art. Service impeccable et prix correct. Le choix de bière, autant en fût qu’en bouteille, est impressionnant. Nous n’avons pas mangé, mais le mac’n’cheese de la table voisine semblait succulent.
First stop while visitng Boston. Opened at 11am and I was there at 11:01 for brunch on a Saturday. Ordered an egg and bacon sandwich with sweet potato hash. Very good. Lots of bottles and drafts alike...all craft of course. Bartender was very knowledgeable and friendly. Had three beers on draft (all locals). Highly recommend Lord Hobo. Also home of a Zwanze Day.
This is a casual bar that is easily missed if you are driving and hard to find if you are walking, but it is still worth seeking out as one of the best beer bars in New England.
The room is on the small side and is quite dark and worn. The main feature is the bar that juts out into the middle of the room. There’s about 30 beers on tap (all of them unusual) and many more in bottle, although I’ve never seen anyone with a bottle. The tap offerings change often. I have been to this place several times and have always found at least four beers I had never had before.
The food is excellent. No typical bar fare here. The food prices are good, but the beer prices run on the high side. Then again, one will unlikely find some of the offerings anywhere else in Boston.
When I visited: Mid-September 2013.
What I had: Jack’s Abby Pro-Am Pilsner, Port Brewing Wipeout IPA, Pretty Things Field Mouse’s Farewell, Smuttynose Rhye IPA, and Lost Abbey Witch’s Wit on tap, truffle fries, pan roasted salmon, mac and cheese, and several glasses of Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc for my better half.
What I liked: Dark, no frills ambience, good college crowd, comfy and approachable bar, insane draught list, quick and welcoming servers, delicious food, had a great chat with the bartender and one of the patrons.
What I disliked: Nothing. We had a near-flawless experience and would come here very often if we lived in the neighbourhood.
Would I go back? Absolutely.
Overall Rating: 98