Meadhall | Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Good based on 24 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: Bacterial (3) | Taps: 100 | Bottles: 16


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Beer Available At Meadhall (arranged by most recent)
Half Acre Gin Barrel Aged Pony Pilsner 80, Avery Pump[KY]n 99, Sierra Nevada / Ninkasi Beer Camp Double Latte 99, Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA 98, Smuttynose Short Batch #2 Brett and I 93, Ommegang Witte 87, Founders All Day IPA 96, Allagash Saison 97, Stone Go To IPA 97, Berkshire Coffeehouse Porter 96, Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout 99, Allagash Odyssey 99, Pretty Things Baby Tree 95, TrŲegs Perpetual IPA 98, Weihenstephaner Vitus 98, Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier 99
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24 reviews for Meadhall
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  70%
 Selection  79%
 Food  77%
 Value  65%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  84%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (1752) 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  (840) London, England | March 17, 2013
A large modern bar, just round the corner from Kendall / MIT T station, the Meadhall is not cosy but itís chic and somehow typically American. Thereís 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 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
jackl  (502) Charlottesville, Virginia | October 30, 2014
Visited during the afternoon on a weekday and had the run of the place to myself. Nice space. High ceilings, lovely 360 degrees central bar. Thereís a lot of beer on tap, much of it interesting. The beer list offers a solid selection of Belgians, which seems to differentiate itself from other bars in the area. I had a Dark Penance and a brett beer from Smuttynose. Prices were OK for the area (Bostonís expensive). I didnít eat, but the food looked solid. Overall, a must-visit if youíre in town.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere  (469) 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 patť.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 1/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 1/10   OVERALL 1/20
jrallen34  (457) Chicago, Illinois | August 18, 2014
When your website says you open at11:30am, and your google maps and places shows 11:30am, but your door front window says 3pm, you are a joke. I went out of my way to come here to try a specific beer to only waste my time and fight traffic.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR  (379) 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. Iíll 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  (305) 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 arenít cranking out the one-offs, but beer bars (Deep Ellum is an exception) arenít 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 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
cratez  (256) Toronto, Ontario | December 16, 2013
When I visited: Mid-September 2013. What I had: Pretty Things Jack DíOr, 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: Theyíre a little fanatical about last call as they literally took our drinks away a few minutes after 1am. Not sure what thatís all about. Aside from that we really enjoyed our time here. Would I go back? Yes. We didnít 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 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose  (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | July 24, 2011| Updated May 6, 2012
100 beers on tap. One available under 6 bucks. Thatís 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 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101  (216) Quebec | October 8, 2013
Huge place not too far from Lord Hobo. Service is ok. A good walk from downtown, but itís 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.

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