The Asgard

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (1107) London, England | January 13, 2013
A spacious modern bar with some nice decorative touches, such as the beaten metal plaque like an ornamental knife or sword under the taps, quaint lantern lampshades, modern ones like Madonna’s famous conical (or should that be comical?) bra and upturned horns like coathooks high up on a pillar. The Asgard, like its sister pub the Kinsale, is billed as an Irish pub and restaurant but, apart from the Celtic knot motifs, there’s nothing particularly Irish about it. A couple of years ago when we visited the service was abysmal so the Asgard was on my blacklist for a while but on our most recent visit it redeemed itself fully - the service was excellent and there was a good choice of local and not so local brews on tap. We didn’t eat this time but I remember the food being quite good. (Last visited 21 October 2012).
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Chaseman  (18) Massachusetts | August 26, 2011
Came in here for a quick bite and some beer. Was pleasantly surprised by the selection. While not enormous, the choices are nice and I was able to find some good beers. Sat at a table and were happy with our waiter who was friendly and attentive. It’s a pretty nice interior with visible televisions if you want to watch a game, but has its work cut out for it when competing with other craft beer bars in Cambridge. It’s more of a restaurant with some good beers on tap rather than a craft beer bar, but still a fairly decent place.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 9/20
chriso  (521) London, England | July 14, 2010
Must have picked up since Clark went there a few years ago as it was pretty busy both times we visited. Under the same ownership as Kinsale and with a similar (but not identical) beer range. Not particularly Irish in feel though. The first time we visited we had a very pleasant time sitting at the bar. When I remarked to the server on the huge size of the olives someone had ordered she promptly rustled up a plate of them for us free of charge. However, the second time we went we had one of the few bad service experiences we’ve ever had in the US. We got served the wrong beer (either that or they had not run the new beer through the pipes enough after changing a barrel). When i pointed this out to the server she said she’d go and investigate, took 20 minutes to return, then argued the toss before grudgingly changing the beer. Because of this I reduced the tip I left (still over 15%) and she moaned about that too. Would have given it 2 for service had we not been treated so well on the first visit. Although it was close to the supermarket we used and we walked past many times, we weren’t inclined to go in again after that. Their loss.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
caesar  (348) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | May 27, 2010
Visited in summer 2009. Not the typical beerplace, but they had some nice micro’s on tap. Bartender was working hard, while talking about beer to me, which he clearly enjoyed. Extra points for service. Food was ok, decent hamburger.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV  (102) Allston, Massachusetts | February 22, 2006
Pretty interesting interior, high ceilings, dark stained-oak-like wood, with a huge bar, spacious seating and quite clean. Probably about 10-15 taps on, mostly macros (guinness, smithwicks, harp, bud, coors) and one or two berkshires, a magic hat and probably a harpoon and Sam Adams. Certainly no reason to ever go out of your way just for the beer. Prices are fairly expensive, while the service is expedient, though a bit cold. Didnt eat here when I was there. Was pretty much deserted when I went, on a Saturday night no less. Looks cool inside though, but probably wouldnt go here again.

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