A solid bar in downtown Cambridge. The tap list is quite extensive, with solid diverse offerings. Also really cool that nearly all beers are served in appropriate logo'ed glassware. They do offer a fairly large mead selection, from about 3-4 local meaderies. Food is above average pub fare. Yes, it is expensive, but I thought it was a good stop.
I wish this place were as good as it could be. Located in downtown Cambridge, so parking can be difficult. Ridiculous number of taps, plus maybe a dozen or so bottles of meads that they sell. No flights, and the mead pours are themselves more than you might want (4-6 oz) for absolutely outrageous prices ($10-14). I honestly wouldn't recommend the place. Despite the beer list, it is a terrible spot for tasting many beers and the prices are insultingly high.
VastActiv (225) Oulu/Helsinki, Finland | February 1, 2018| Updated October 4, 2018
Very big place but little bit of too posh for me. Beer list was amazing when I visited but everything special was very expensive. Beer list had metric/imperial conversion chart for us stupid European!... which was great. One of the most expensive places I have seen.
Visited on my first day in Boston bizarrely after alighting in Kendall Square yet missing CBC. A large modern space in biotech country. Reggae and metallic modernism. But a formidable tap list. My waitress was frankly cute and the meatloaf while modestly portioned by US standards was very tasty. As others note it is not the cheapest and typically you get a 14oz glass (albeit specific for each brewery). Foolishly perhaps I decided to fill out my New England portfolio rather than extend my limited style palate. Imperial stout fans are well served.
Stopped here after drinking all night at the Copenhagen Beer Fest. Had the Poutine as my late night snack. I found the beer list decent and able to order a Wakefield beer that was fantastic if not very expensive @ $15 a glass.
It’s a great big space very close to the Cambridge Marriott and a parking garage. Lots of taps but nothing to exotic. Kind of a beer geek greatest hits taplist but not a lot new. Food and service were solid enough but it’s pricey. It’s a nice place if you’re in the area, but I don’t think it’s a destination place.
Visited in Februari 2016. Last stop of the evening, we wanted a beer each and some mead. Huge selection of beer but at first we didn’t even see any mead. When we found it, it was a really short list. Service was horrible, extremely slow and uninterested in helping us. We had the beer, a glass of mead and left. Would not go back.
Ambiance ranges from rock to hip hop mostly from the 90’s for nostalgia purposes.
Bar counter seating, table seating, second floor with more table seating. Dimly lit and great for groups or dates.
Pours are pretty standard but a lot of great beers always on tap and the food is just as great.
Staff are knowledgeable about the food and beer, happy to provide help whenever needed.