Lord Hobo

92 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts United States 02139
bar  4.8/5.0 75 reviews
Mon-Wed 1630-0100; Thurs-Fri 1630-0200; Sat 1100-0200; Sun 1100-0100

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Mayor: DiarmaidBHK (1) | Taps: 41 | Bottles: 38
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
nate2g  (1290) Boomtown!, Australia | April 28, 2015
Insanely busy and I managed to grab the last available corner spot at the bar otherwise it was standing room only. I actually prefer to stand but in America it’s not the done thing in bars and pubs. Anyway, I’m not sure if it’s always this crazy on a Saturday afternoon but it turned out that they were launching their Lord Hobo Pale Ale or something along those lines. I struggled to hear myself think it was so loud in here. The tap selection was nice and I found two beers to try on the menu. Credit to the bar staff who were quick on service during a busy period. I didn’t hang around for too long though. Mixed crowd but mostly younger (than me) type folk. Everyone appeared to be enjoying themselves so good on Lord Hobo. I didn’t eat but food looked plentiful.
82
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley  (416) Sherbrooke, Quebec | March 24, 2015
Visited on a Friday evening, EBF weekend. The place was full but not packed, however it was very loud, loud music and people trying to shout over the music. Service was very efficient despite this, which was impressive. I didn’t have any food but the draught list was pretty impressive, lots of choices and a careful selection of various styles. Prices are somewhat high, hard to get a pint for less than 8 bucks. I would definitely go back though if in Boston again.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
TBone  (348) Pori, Finland | March 17, 2015
This is interesting place with certain hipster/student vibe. Selection (41 taps) is so good that this is must place to visit in Boston. Food was tasty enough and can’t remember anything bad about service either.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Kavu  (74) Helsinki, Finland | December 2, 2014
Deserves all the praise it’s getting. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, great food, greater beer. Plenty of taps with some proper variety and a good bottle selection to boot. There’s no reason to miss this if you come to Boston.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jackl  (740) Minneapolis, Minnesota | October 30, 2014
Visited late on a Tuesday night and found the place surprisingly busy. The clientele was pretty young. Lots of Narragansett was being consumed. The beer list was solid. I counted about 40 beers. Probably a third of the list came from New England. I settled on pours from Lost Nation and Trillium. Prices for the beer wasn’t exactly cheap, though Boston seems to be an expensive place in general. One Trillium beer on the menu was priced at $12 for a 12oz pour. The food was more reasonable, but I can’t say I was impressed by it. My burger was the definition of mediocre. Service was friendly, prompt. Overall, I’d return again, but this visit didn’t leave me blown away by the experience.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
chibuck  (588) Chicago, Illinois | August 18, 2014
After salivating at the menu online, I stopped by here for lunch to find its one of those places that does brunch on Sunday, I hate that crap. If I want brunch, I’ll go to a brunch place. Having said that, my food was pretty good as were the others I was with. That sadly was the highlight of my visit. The host was super friendly, but the server was slightly rude, slow and put off by our orders. The draft list was pretty pathetic, I was expecting some major heavy hitters for such a lofty RB ranking. The focus was more on national beers, albeit decent, that you can get anywhere, vs having more locals of Night shift, Trillium, Jack’s Abby and the rest. This place can be skipped.
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster  (159) Ontario | July 26, 2014
Saw mention of this as being a perfect vampire hang out. That is a great discription for me. Starting with the velvet curtain and the dog at the front that you walk through. The tap list is no debate, it was long and solid. But I personally wasnt a fan of the ambiance. Everyone wasnt really dress up but it felt lke you should be. It just had a strange feel. Maybe it was too hipster or something but it just wasnt really my type of place. As a beer geek it was worth looking for the tap list.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
50belair  (232) Florida | July 20, 2014
Kind of a rocker beer bar in Cambridge. Groovy music, bitchin’ tap selection. Small but impressive bottle selection. Sort of friendly staff in that posh hipster way. Best place I’ve visited in the NE.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere  (702) Montreal, Quebec | July 13, 2014
The draft list is possibly second to none in Boston, and ultimately, it is what matters the most but I can’t say I was overly fond of the vibe on my visit. It must be said however that this was a late Saturday night. The good news is they were serving food even then. It was however very dark, very packed with a youngish crowd and very loud. The service managed to remain courteous, efficient and professional in spite of the crowd.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
kchampagne  (20) Jacksonville, Florida | June 28, 2014
This is a dark little bar in Cambridge with a undeniable hipster vibe, although I saw a lot of young professionals while I was there. The bar staff was friendly and helpful. The selection was pretty decent, but the prices were a bit higher than normal.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial  (129) Twin Cities, Minnesota | May 18, 2014
This place is the real deal. Music is a bit loud (damn hipsters). Haven’t had the food, but their draft list is tremendous. Lots of local things and several usual and hard-to-find things too. Its a must stop and one of the best beer bars I’ve ever been to. Only con is that its a little expensive, but all the stuff around here is.

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