United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Travlr (1927) Washington, Washington DC | September 8, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
nate2g (1041) Boomtown!, Australia | April 27, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Large space that kind of feels like a purposefully designed drinking barn (oh wait, I guess it is). A 360 bar with 100 taps so there’s plenty to choose from. I settled for a Pretty Things Jack D’Or and expect to see the likes of Jack’s Abby, Maine, Lagunitas and other breweries from the West Coast. Hard to say how fresh a lot of this stuff is though. The Belgians seemed the most popular with other patrons and there’s an impressive selection of glassware for the beers. As the name implies, a cool selection of mead is listed on the back wall. I ordered the chowder which was bland and questionable. Service was slow to begin with but once I was acknowledged things were good. All said, it’s worth coming by to check out the selection and grab a beer before setting off for the other Cambridge beery spots.
Boudicca (970) London, England | March 17, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
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).
jackl (546) Minneapolis, Minnesota | October 30, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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. There’s 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 (Boston’s expensive). I didn’t eat, but the food looked solid. Overall, a must-visit if you’re in town.
jrallen34 (482) Chicago, Illinois | August 18, 2014
8 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 1/20
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.
Lubiere (469) Ottawa, Ontario | September 23, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
BMan1113VR (422) Los Angeles, California | September 24, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
auerbrau (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | July 11, 2011| Updated December 29, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Marheb (304) San Diego, California | April 1, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Une belle sélection sur laquelle je me suis malheureusement cogné le nez alors que quelques unes des plus intéressantes n’étaient plus disponible. Chaque bičre a son verre.
cratez (256) Toronto, Ontario | December 16, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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
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