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Cambridge Brewing Company

Cambridge Brewing CompanyCambridge Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 140
Beer Ratings: 3,785
Beer Avg: 3.98

Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

223 Ratings
Ratings: 223
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1 Kendall Square
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-1500
United States
phone: (617) 494-1994

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cambridgebrewer

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Reviews by nickd717:
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nickd717

California

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

06-21-2010 18:03:27 | More by nickd717
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dubdrop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17%

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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Atmosphere: This place is very inviting. It has a nice open concept overlooking the brewhouse through a large window. There are beers to go available on your way out (including growlers).

Service: The waitress I had was very knowledgeable and provided us with good service and suggestions.

Selection: This brewery offers a solid selection of year-rounds, seasonals and on-offs. They had about 5 or 6 year rounds and 5 on-offs and seasonals. I went there the morning after Extreme Beer Fest so I only had the Brett Grisette but it was great nevertheless.

Food and value: I had bacon & eggs witch was delicious. As far as the beer goes, the prices were very reasonable. This is definitely a good brewery to visit if you're ever in the Boston area and are looking to have a few local beers. The experience probably would of been better if I hadn't been hungover.

04-14-2014 18:05:23 | More by SebD
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -20%

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Maine

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, MA
91 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.