Lord Hobo

92 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts United States 02139
bar  4.8/5.0 73 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 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
joet  (109) Wilsonville, Oregon | May 23, 2012
Very solid set of selections with a focus on what might be interesting to beer geeks new and experienced. Lots of places now with good beer and fewer with interesting stuff. This is good for a few rounds.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK  (907) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | September 19, 2017
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 2/10
  • OVERALL 1/20
kraddel  (357) Antwerp, Belgium | August 23, 2017
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 7/20
AcctError488993  (1) , | August 21, 2017
List was extremely boring and only unpredictable in how little this represents the broader New England beer zeitgest. Their own Lord Hobo Brewing brand drafts tasted stale and run through lines that hadn’t been cleaned in months. Very little going otherwise in it of note from elsewhere in the country, world, or city. Definitely one of the most overated beer establishments I’ve been to. Tired post college bar ambiance with horrible art on the walls. The crowd....I had to move my a bar stool to get away from the blathering of two budding beer bros. The bar tender was pretty good but unfortunately the food was not. The best thing about my burger and fries was the katchup.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
nickd717  (136) San Francisco, California | May 12, 2017
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
radarsock  (112) Massachusetts | March 22, 2017
This is a fascinating, late night Cambridge beer bar with a "first come first serve" seating and fitting arrangement at their bar and parking lot. Unbelievably dim. I felt like everything was being illuminated by candlelight while waking through a scary dungeonous cave. The tap list really has been incredible. I don’t like their house beers, but their food and their beer selection are solid.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
JStax  (554) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | October 9, 2016
Visited on a friday afternoon. Sort of off the beaten path and by itself as far as beer places go. Inside is charming and old timy. Lots of wood fixtures. Fancy bar area. Good draft land bottle list. The only way to do a flight is with their own 4 beers, which are good, but are all pale ales. Half pours are available for everything else, though. Bottle prices are a bit ridiculous. If you stick to half pours, it isnt bad, though. I would happily come back here.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
wombat23  (57) Texas | July 6, 2016
Visited May 2016. Excellent tap list, good music, and great service. Didn’t try the food, but it looked very good. Wanted to go back a second time, but didn’t get the chance.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
PMgep  (64) Lund, Sweden | February 19, 2016
Visited Friday evening. Crowded place and much smaller than I thought, in a residential area. Kind of the pub at the corner. Impressive tap list, really nice food. Worth the little walk from the subway.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque  (4) Montréal, Quebec | January 27, 2016
Really nice place with a great5 taplist! Had the smoked chili in the can and it’s a must!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Scopey  (687) Croydon, England | January 27, 2016
We visited Lord Hobo on a Sunday afternoon to sample beers and meet up with the infamous ClakVV. The reputation of this place (& Clark) preceded itself. The bar is located in more of a neighbourhood location and was actually quite a bit smaller than I was expecting. We sat at the bar and immediately were presented with a tap menu of impressive scale. They have plenty of variety and obscurity on offer. We went through a few barrel-aged Stone beers (the beer themselves were a touch underwhelming) and some tasty Kent Falls. Although I did not partake, the bottle list also looked pretty solid. Service was friendly but it took a while to get served, even though it was quite quiet during our visit. I wish I had more time to spend here, but alas the Boston leg of our trip was a short one. One of the best beer venues in Boston.

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