Meadhall | Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Excellent based on 22 ratings
Type: Bar

4 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, Massachusetts United States 02140 [ print map ]
617 714 4372 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon - Sun: 11:30 am - 1:00 am

Mayor: williamstome (6) | Taps: 100 | Bottles: 16


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Beer Available At Meadhall (arranged by most recent)
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout 99, Allagash Odyssey 99, Pretty Things Baby Tree 94, Tröegs Perpetual IPA 98, Weihenstephaner Vitus 98, Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier 99, Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge 99, Firestone Walker 17 (XVII Seventeenth Anniversary Ale) 100, Allagash Interlude 99, Oskar Blues G’Knight (Oak Aged) , Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale 62, Mikkeller Hot Rod Habanero 96, Berkshire Imperial Stout 93, Stillwater / Brewer’s Art Débutante 95, Stillwater Existent 94, Evil Twin Yin 99, Uinta Crooked Line Labyrinth Black Ale 100, Bear Republic Café Racer 15 99, Dark Horse F.F. Dekoorc Eert 83, Allagash Yakuza 96
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22 reviews for Meadhall
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  72%
 Selection  83%
 Food  77%
 Value  68%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (1451) Washington, Washington DC | September 8, 2012
A huge hall-like place with a separate bar upstairs. The taps seemed to go on forever, so the list was extensive. Nothing really shockingly unusual, but solid enough. The special treat was the mead. Normally mead is not my favorite, but the three meaderies they had one were spectacular. Great way to close out an evening after drinking sours all night at the Night of the Funk.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Boudicca  (657) London, England | March 17, 2013
A large modern bar, just round the corner from Kendall / MIT T station, the Meadhall is not cosy but it’s chic and somehow typically American. There’s a huge oval bar with an impressive range of taps set into a copper box. There are 100 beers listed in the menu, so lots of choice! (Visited 25 October 2012).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere  (448) Ottawa, Ontario | September 23, 2011
A great new addition to the Boston scene, next to Kendall station, perfect for a Cambridge pub crawl, including Cambrew and Lord Hobo. Over 100 taps of goodness, with regional and internation, selection of Belgian bottles (about 10), meads and scotches. Service is very friendly and definitely RB friendly. Menu is quite impressive, even for the barmenu: Great pork rinds and duck liver paté.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR  (378) Los Angeles, California | September 24, 2013
Very nice stop very close to both Lord Hobo and Cambridge Brewing Company. Pretty cool atmosphere with dark wood and a 360 degree bar. 100 taps which is awesome for ticks, but often bad for getting fresh beer (turn over is an issue). That said I tried several hoppy beers (Maine Brewing and Jack Abby) and all seemed very fresh. Pricing was a bit high but not terrible. Quite a few ciders and meads available too. What really completely blew my mind was that every single thing I ordered came in its own glass ware. By the end I tried to stump them by ordering the most obscure cidery I could find. Sure enough, a snifter from that cidery. Really impressive. Server was knowledgeable, but not overly friendly. I’ll definitely return the next time I am in Cambridge.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau  (301) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | July 11, 2011| Updated December 29, 2011
Stopped in here to check out the new beer bar scene. This place is pretty damned nice. Specific glassware for every brewery, poured well, with very helpful, friendly bartenders. The food was great and I wanted to keep eating different things off the menu. They have lots of local and sustainable food options. Prices were fair. More a statement of New England beer bars than anything else, this is the kind of place that may have 100 beers on tap, but only 2-3 of them are limited in distribution or one-offs (an example from when I was there as Pretty Things EIP). Maybe New England brewers aren’t cranking out the one-offs, but beer bars (Deep Ellum is an exception) aren’t making a point of having them on tap.

A recent visit on 12/28/2011. A downgrade. Service was very slow and forgetful. The prices were now noticeably higher than surrounding places and the forced pour size infuriates me.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilligoose  (251) pouring bus, New Brunswick | July 24, 2011| Updated May 6, 2012
100 beers on tap. One available under 6 bucks. That’s right genessee at tap for 3.50. Two floors. Clean modern look. Somewhat cold. Needs to be broken in. Nice crowd but plenty of space. Careful when ordering as about 15 percent of the menu is sold out.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
cratez  (198) Toronto, Ontario | December 16, 2013
When I visited: Mid-September 2013. What I had: Pretty Things Jack D’Or, Allagash Black, and Pretty Things Meadowlark IPA on tap, a few white wines for my girlfriend. What I liked: Attractive, winding bar, nice cosmopolitan vibe, incredible draught list, efficient bartender made good recommendations, all beers are served in their proper, branded glassware, decent prices. What I disliked: They’re a little fanatical about last call as they literally took our drinks away a few minutes after 1am. Not sure what that’s all about. Aside from that we really enjoyed our time here. Would I go back? Yes. We didn’t get to try any food but it was clear from our visit that Meadhall is a first class bar. Overall Rating: 88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101  (171) Quebec | October 8, 2013
Huge place not too far from Lord Hobo. Service is ok. A good walk from downtown, but it’s doable. Enormous selection, nothing too fancy but a lot of good beers. Price are a tad high, but still decent for the area. A nice place, but not a must-go.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
mkgrenwel  (110) Cambridge, Massachusetts | November 15, 2011
Beautiful space with a huge oval shaped natural wood bar, high ceiling and big windows that open on nice days. 110 taps of very good beers, but mostly accessible beers. Not the place you’re going to find that single keg of something rare. It does all seem to be fresh, though, and they make a point to serve every beer in the brewery’s logo glass, which is nice, if not a novelty. The food is tasty, but a little pricey. Very much following the gastropub trend. And the menu is limited. Service is the major flaw. You never know when someone is going to bother to check on you or take your order. Overall, lots of potential, but a long way to go to realize it. A good place to stop by for a fresh pint, but after one I’m usually out of there.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops  (110) Epping, New Hampshire | December 19, 2012
Stopped in on a Saturday night after dinner. They claim they have 100 taps however, 40 of the lines were empty. After sitting down and reviewing the beer menu my buddy and I made our selections. Well, both brews we wanted where out. So after real close inspection they really only had 38 or 39 brews on draft. The bartender apologized for all the missing taps on a Saturday night. Obviously this isn’t his fault. That really made me scratch my head. How do you claim 100 taps and on a busy Saturday night 60 -61 of those lines are empty??? We didn’t eat so I cannot comment on the food. The other note here is the prices are on the high side. With Cambridge Brewing Co. and Lord Hobo right down the road, I don’t ever see myself returning here. After looking at the other reviews, I got to say I am a bit baffled….

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