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Cambridge Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.94/5
Based on:
114 Beers
5,158 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 deciding39:
Photo of deciding39
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Was looking for a good place to have a meal and some decent craft beer with the girlfriend this weekend. Decided to give this place a shot.

Easy to find location right off of the Kendall T stop and a nice atmosphere as well. We sat in the large dining room, which had a nice "public house" sort of feel. Service was quite speedy and our waitress was very friendly.

I sampled two of their beers at the restuarant - the Charles River Porter, and the Tiger Bite. The Charles River Porter is a malty, aggresively-hopped American-style porter that cannot be missed. I paired it with the blackened chicken sandwich, and was not disappointed. The sandwich was perfectly cooked and seasoned, and the beer complimented the dish well by cutting through the charred spicy flavors with a robust chocolate-like sweetness. The Tiger Bite lacked too much in character to warrant drinking by itself, but the notes of lime and lemongrass paired well with the chicken pot stickers, and the white wine yeast used makes for a pleasant dry, clean finish.

I also took home a growler of the Tall Tale Pale Ale, but was rather disappointed by it. Although the hop character was great, the beer was almost completely uncarbonated, with absolutely zero head retention. The malt character was also lacking, leaving the beer with a very light, almost watery body. I will have to try the beer again on tap to see if it was just the growler.

Despite the fact that it's quite a trek from my apartment in the Fenway, I will definately be visiting again. Solid menu, fantastic service, and $4 pints are reason enough to check this place out.

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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.