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Cambridge Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.94/5
Based on:
114 Beers
5,161 Hads
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 202
Visits: 323
Avg: 4.06
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1 Kendall Sq
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-1500
United States
phone: (617) 494-1994 | map
www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com

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Reviews: 202 | Visits: 323
Reviews by RunawayJim:
Photo of RunawayJim
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I went there for the first time yesterday with a few friends. Their beer list was incredible. I have never been to a brewpub with more than 5 beers available. They had their 4 regular beers along with like 5 or 6 additional special/seasonal beers, including a barleywine, a big stout, a gruit (named Weekapaug Gruit, and though I wanted to order it solely because of the Phish reference, I was about to drive an hour to Providence), a couple Belgian style beers, and a couple others that I don't remember.

Their menu was OK, nothing special on it. I got one of their specials called the Dice K Doggie, which was a hot dog fried with tempura crust. It was pretty good.

The waiter was a bit odd, but attentive, and the atmosphere was a little lacking. it was a big open room, lots of brick, with some cool paintings on the wall, but it just seemed very bland.

I ordered their Charles River Porter, which was pretty good. Nice full body and lots of roasted malt flavor. I imagine, based on other reviews, that their other beers are just as good.

Aside from the odd waiter and the bland atmosphere, the place was good. Next time I'm up in that area, I'll be sure to go back (hopefully without having to drive right afterwards so I can try their bigger beers).

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More User Reviews:
Photo of edward_boumil
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

V: I really liked the look and feel of this place. The contrast of function and work with dining and leisure. Its set in an old building that must have been restored into a restaurant. It had class while at the same time was comfortable. really cool all around.
Q: I had the pilsner and the barrel aged imperial stout (forget the name but it is very recognizable). Both were top notch.
Ser: Our waiter was awesome, incredibly knowledgeable, nice, and all around just a cool guy.
Sel: Menu didn't have a bucket load of choices but it had a pretty decent selection. So finding something you like should be too bad but there is some limit.
F: Food was unbelievably good. Got the skirt steak, with potatoes and brussel sprouts. Was so fantastic

Definately will be back at some point.

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Photo of Bruce5
3.13/5  rDev -22.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

When I first found CB I was in love with the place, finally a place that did not subject me to Bud or Miller. For many years I was a major supporter. But now there are lots of microbreweries delivering quality beers and CB no longer meets the standard.

Loved CB for many years, now I walk a few more blocks to Slumbrew.

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Photo of jcMPLS
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of MoeSzsylak
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of tim007007
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kdivers
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of KristopherWKing
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of scxcrunner
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Lobina
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Barbican
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of blisscent
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of bostonbeans
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of mattmarka1
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jebrew
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of CHickman
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Really cool place with a nice outdoor patio and a really laid back vibe where everyone was welcomed and taken care of by the attentive staff. They had a nice selection of beers, the waiter offered solid recommendations and the food came out quick and hot. Beers were good, my burger was very good and there was no rush to leave or pressure. It was a perfect hangover experience and our waiter was one of the best I've ever had, at any restaurant. Quality place close to Lord Hobo, go to both if you're up in Cambridge, MA, you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.18/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jophish17
3.36/5  rDev -17.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.75

Photo of BranfordBound
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of snowmageddon
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Doomcifer
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of Zstets
3.98/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Come for the beer
The food is just okay

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Photo of NateF90
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, MA
91 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.