Cambridge Brewing Company

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Cambridge Brewing CompanyCambridge Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.97/5
Based on:
102 Beers
1,476 Reviews
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 200
Visits: 309
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: 309
Reviews by nickd717:
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4.13/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went here to celebrate my engagement right after it happened. Well, actually, I wasn't planning for it to happen. I was originally headed here to meet my friend Barry. My now-fiance asked me, "Are we really still going to go to Cambridge Brewing after this?" It goes without saying what my answer was. I mean come on, I couldn't set that kind of precedent if I was going to get married to the girl. She has to understand that I'm going to be a polygamist, and my other wife is going to be beer.

That said, this place is not unromantic as far as brewpubs go. It's a very big place with dim lighting and Christmas lights, more or less, hanging around the place. Nice decor.

I applaud them for their great selection - ELEVEN house brews on tap, plus some others you can only get with the three course beer dinner (which I also applaud them for having). The quality of their beer was excellent overall. I wasn't crazy about their standard four, except for the Charles River Porter, but some of their special brews were outstanding. The Colonel (wild porter), Bad Knees (old ale), Double Happiness (barrel-aged blonde with brett), and Audacity of Hops (Belgian IPA) stood out.

The food was also excellent. Here's the problem though: service is extremely slow. We ordered a crab cake appetizer and it took over 45 minutes to come out. Fortunately I got to try lots of tasty beer in the meantime, although my ticking notes were minimal because of the engagement and all.

Prices are very reasonable for the area. If I end up moving to Boston, which I really, really hope happens soon, I will be here all the time. (1,609 characters)

More User Reviews:
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

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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

Photo of TWStandley
4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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