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Cambridge Common

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56 Ratings
Ratings: 56
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.6%
Taps: 31
Bottles: 15
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1667 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138-1807
United States
phone: (617) 547-1228

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Photo of Jason
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%

Tucked in-between Porter and Harvard squares the Cambridge Common sees more locals and students that appreciate good food and a diverse selection of beer. They have beer hosting beers dinners which is a major plus in my book and they always seem to have something different on tap … more times than others it is a local one from the North East or Mid-Atlantic. Berkshire, Lake Placid and etc.

A solid pub/bar feel. The service is on top of their game and the food aims more towards home cooking rather than the usual mundane pub grub seen everywhere around Boston. Bands play downstairs in the Lizard Lounge to further the entertainment.

Jason, Jun 05, 2007
Photo of Todd
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%

Since my move to Harvard Square, CC has become one of my locals. 24 beers on tap, and a selection of bottles, the majority of which are craft brews with many of them being local (they have some typical swill beers, too, but you have to pay the bills, I guess). Drafts might include: Cambridge Brewing, Brooklyn, Magic Hat, Watch City, Smutty, Anderson Valley, Victory, Stone, etc ... plus rotating specials. The selection is always moving, and all are on the menu and with highlights of the specials. Prices are very reasonable, and the beer is fresh. My one beef is that they always serve the beer in chilled American pint glasses. So you either have to ask for a non-chilled glass or wait for your beer to warm up. Sometimes you'll get stadium pours, too ... but I'm sure only beer enthusiasts are going to complain about this. ;-)

Atmosphere is a bit dark, which I like. Crowd is a bit older, which I like, too. Food is a step above most pubs. I dig their sweet potato chips, burgers and signature meat loaf. Service is always attentive and friendly.

Cambridge Common is located smack between the Harvard and Porter T-stops, so either way you'll have about a 10 min walk, but it's worth it. Just remember to ask ahead of time for non-chilled pint glasses and you'll easily enjoy this place. Good brews. Good food. Good people ...and they support local beer, which is good, too. With a bit more care for the beer ... this place could graduate past good and become great. In the meantime, A+ for their effort.

Todd, Mar 22, 2004
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Cambridge Common in Cambridge, MA
88 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.