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Cambridge Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.97/5
Based on:
104 Beers
1,489 Reviews
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 200
Visits: 311
rAvg: 4.05
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cambridgebrewer

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Reviews: 200 | Visits: 311
Reviews by albern:
Photo of albern
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I've been frequenting CBC since it opened circa 1990. I think I discovered the place the 2nd or 3rd week it opened. At the time, the only competition was the Commonwealth Brewery, which has long since folded. CBC is the best brew pub in the Boston area, has the most interesting selection of specials, has a good vibe, and the food isn't bad. The service has always been a mixed bag, at least at the tables. The outdoor ambience is excellent in the warm weather. The pale ale has always been my favorite regular. It is well made, carbonated just right, and very fruity and flavorful. Years ago, they made a buckwheat ale that I thought was exceptional, but I don't think they've made it in a long while. The seasonal pumpkin is also very nice. You can't go wrong here. If you're visiting from out of town, do yourself a favor and visit. The only downside is that the location isn't all that hip. The factory turned shopping area, is a little isolated. If you want surrounding atmosphere, John Harvard's in Harvard Square or the Beerworks at Fenway Park is better. CBC has them beat for better beer. (1,098 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of bostonbeans
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of mattmarka1
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jebrew
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of CHickman
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
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. (549 characters)

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jophish17
3.36/5  rDev -17%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.75

Photo of BranfordBound
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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

Photo of Doomcifer
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of Zstets
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Come for the beer
The food is just okay (39 characters)

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

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of SveNss0N
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of brother_rebus
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of trevorpost
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of HopsHopenstein
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of sdaly3
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of benzalman
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Dizzy242
2.74/5  rDev -32.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Beer is just ok. Weird vibe (27 characters)

Photo of Dicers
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

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Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, MA
91 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.