Visited on a Tuesday night in August, 2017. Wasn't horribly impressed - they had good IPAs but otherwise the beer, while fresh, just didn't sing to me all that much. Perfectly acceptable and possible I just went while they didn't have interesting stuff in the rotation.
Good food though.
Visited on a Saturday night for dinner after visiting Night Shift. Nice ambiance, dark, metal music. 7 house beers on tap. You can have a taster with 5 of them (they choose which ones) for $14. 30+ more taps with mostly hoppy beers (the half of the 40 taps). Prices were average for the area. The burger was nice. Service was good.
Very dark place. Pretty good tap list with four of their own beers. 3 cask pumps also, not sure are they really used. Hobo burger was OK. And again, too dark for me but I understand some points why this place is so highly rated. Don't expect cheap prices.
Visited on 5th October 2017. Got a cab out here and it's a fair ride from the city centre. In a nice neighbourhood sits this place. It's well described as a dive bar lookalike and inside it's smarter and bigger than expected. The place was busy and we sat at a table. A decent beer list with several Lord Hobo beers plus a good mix from across the US. Didn't really examine the bottle menu. Service was good. Prices good. Music a little loud and mostly not to my taste. With a couple of decent brewpubs nearby it's worth the trek out here.
Located in a residential neighborhood, good luck trying to find parking. Outside was Dive Bar but inside was more gastro pub. They had a number of regional and national craft taps including 5 of their own. Prices were typical for Cambridge which is to say hella expensive. It's a solid enough neighborhood place but I'm not sure it's a destination place.
Located about an hour walk from downtown Boston. i saw the bar had a good reputation (before the last rating, that was ) so decided to take the walk. it is, after all, the highest rated bar in the wide area. The place itself is big, with a bar in the middle of the room. Music was extremely loud, and not very suitable for a beer-tasting enviroment. Oh well. The staff was extemely rude, which was totally unacceptable. They asked me for ID, which I provided, but they refused to serve me since it wasn’t a US-ID. Not sure if thats extreme nationalism, or racism, or whatever I should call this in a term that is more balanced than ’idiotic behavior’ . Not only that, but they were very unfriendly as well, so it seems. The menu had some decent beers, but nothign exceptionnal, appart from perhaps the sky-high prices ( a boskeun 33 cl bottle will set you back a whopping 16 dollars + tips , not even sure if tax is included ) . but anyway, like I said, I wasn’t even good enough for them to serve me. Even when I asked for a non-alcohol Drink. Yeah, this is right there in the top 5 worst beer experiences ever. i took the long walk back, in the rain, haven’t been permitted to drink anything on one out of 2 nights I had in boston. thnx a lot. this is a great way to only limit yourself to your regular customers, which is a terrible buisness plan and a pathetic excuse for a bar. Clearly, this hasn’t got much to do with the passion we all feel. As a US citizen, i guess you’ll have a better experience, but regarding the mediocer, overpriced menu, I think there are far better options, like lamplight around the corner, or gingerman in downtown Boston, who at least showed some decency while working. Assholes.
Nice little beer bar. The ’biance is great, a very cozy pubbish feel. Lots of bar and table seating. I came here on a business trip creepily sitting off in the corner by myself ticking beers on my phone, and felt reasonably welcome. The bartenders were helpful even though I was giving that "I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo. What the hell am I doing here? I don’t belong here" kind of vibe. Food is pretty good, had the burger and was happy with it. Value is average for the area. Would tick here again.