Taps: 24 / Bottles: 40
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by harsley:
3.68/5 rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Cool bar. Lots of wood and dark walls and tables.Night I was there it was very dimly lit (which I like) and there was a band playing. Sound wasn't the best and it was a bit loud at times but it was nice to have live music in a good beer bar. Beer selection was decent. Lots of good brews at pretty decent prices for the area (I think $4.50 for most brews, which included a nice big pour of DFH 90). They had La Chouffe on tap and a few other Belgians in bottles, not a lot but some...couple Lambics. Food was good but not outstanding. Sweet potato fries were the best; mac & cheese was good but have had better. Everything was good just not superb. Wait staff was very good and came by very often. Fairly small place when crowded but seems to squeeze quite a few people in when busy. Definitely worth going to if you live nearby or are visiting. I surprised when the check came, seemed lower than I expected.
03-19-2007 16:54:10 | More by harsley
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4.08/5 rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
My first impression is of the large all wood bar. It takes up two thirds of the place and it wraps around to where the hard liquor is kept. There's even mirrors like in the Wild West movies. There are five two-top tables near the window and perhaps twice that many in the back. The furthest wall from the street features perhaps the smallest stage known to entertainment--a drum set takes up 75% of the space.
Now for the beers, there are 25-30 of them on tap with another 75? in bottles. I found five on tap which I've never had (just shy of 3,000 rated). This is a pretty good ratio in my book. The service was quite good, there when I needed but not overly obtrusive.
I did not try the food, but from what I witnessed, everyone was enjoying their typical bar-grub fare.
This a bit between a dive bar and a sophisticated beer bar--a great combination in my book.
06-06-2014 21:16:04 | More by smcolw
Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge, MA
92 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.