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thornecb (54) Marblehead, Massachusetts | January 27, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
More student- and family-oriented restaurant than beer bar, the Cambridge Common is never-the-less a great destination in Harvard Square. Service is attentive, but nothing special. Our waiters have not seemed to have deep beer knowledge. Selection is very good with 30 taps with at least a handful of rarities. They tend to lead toward IPAs if that is your thing. Food is good - mostly get the burgers and have never been disappointed. Overall value is very good - beers are not too expensive, and they tend to pour the high abv beers in shakers which is nice.
jmulv (24) New York, New York | August 3, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
The ambiance is nothing special, service is only ok. But the beer selection is very solid with rotating seasonal taps, the food is pretty good, and the prices are outstanding. Great little place, and try the beer punch.
AGAquino (50) San Juan, Puerto Rico | August 1, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I researched Boston bars before going there and I was not disappointed. Easily accesible on Transit, good selection of craft beer - and cask ales at least one night a week. Casual local pub atomosphere beats out many bars with greater selections.
flip1286 (1) , | May 20, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
30+ beers on tap, options of getting a sampler set, correct beer glasses, not too many TVs, outdoor sitting, food is very nice for a pub, service - pleasant. Live music (and beer) downstairs as well. Had Allagash Confluence Ale
Travlr (999) Washington, Washington DC | March 3, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A cozy and comfortable place that emphasizes tap beers - 31 of them to be exact, plus one cask. Reminds me of Baskin Robbinsí 31 flavors. Not many bottle beers, though - a more hefty bottle menu would surly do well here. Food was OK - I had a burger which was decent, but not great. Worth a stop if youíre in the area.
Hawksfan17 (63) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | August 7, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
The best beer bar I visited in the Boston area. Everywhere I went that was actually in Boston had only the standards on tap. Wish I could have stayed longer but was only there for lunch. Great service!
mephisto (53) , Taiwan | April 30, 2010
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
arrive at a rainy tuesday afternoon and ordered a couple set of tasters option. the waitress is very friendly and helpful and the beers are generally good. so is the burger, and so is the appetizer. a good joint.
Glouglouburp (361) Montreal, Quebec | February 16, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Nice little discovery for me. Nice warm, clean interior that sits over 100. Dark brown wood and painted red bricks. Nice large bar in the middle of the place. Cozy. 5 picnic tables on the front that serve as some kind of patio. Food is mandatory to drink outside but a cup of french-fries was good enough for them. Food is mostly burgers and sandwiches. 28 taps + 1 cask. Stuff they had include Cambridge Brewing Aequebus (!), Ithaca, a few Opa Opa, 21rst Amendment, etc. Good selection. Bottle selection is rather limited but the tap selection is good enough for me. I was there in a quiet afternoon so I donít know what type of crowd this place has. I suspect a student crowd. A place I will go back to.
chriso (306) London, England | November 25, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Excellent spot quite close to Harvard. 30 taps with a plenty of New England stuff which was just what I was looking for. Sat at the bar and worked our way through 8 of them on a pleasant Sunday afternoon. Donít know how frequent the rotation is as, despite intending to return, I never did for one reason or another. Friendly atmosphere meant that we chatted to various barstool neighbours throughout the afternoon. Service was prompt and friendly. Prices were cheaper than the norm in Boston with some options at $3.95 a pint. You can also do a 4 beer sampler should you choose. Didnít eat.
yemenmocha (66) Glendale, Arizona | October 7, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Ordinary appearance from the outside and inside as well, but the tap selection is rather good with regional craft beer being the focus and hoppy beers in particular (Flower Power, among others). Troegís had a presence as well, and it was hard to pass on this great amber.
Service was friendly and knowledgeable, with little resistance to allowing me to sample one or two prior to ordering. Prices were normal for the area.
Nice location if doing a pub crawl between Davis Square and Harvard Square.
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