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Cambridge Common

Not Rated.
Cambridge CommonCambridge Common

Taps: 31 / Bottles: 15
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
88
very good

54 Ratings
Ratings: 54
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.6%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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jneiswender

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$

Went to this place on a weeknight. Getting there was fairly easy even in the snow. Parking in the back was a nice plus.

I started in with a Belgian tripel (on tap) and my wife had a nice cask conditioned IPA. Both were served in proper glasses and correct temperature.

The food was good. Not great. I had the fish and chips. The chips were great but the fish was a bit soggy. The wait staff was very friendly and pretty good with drinks.

The only major complaint I had was the music in the background. It didn't seem to fit the client el of the joint. Alternative rock didn't fit the old people and families that were seated around me.

12-20-2007 16:00:03 | More by jneiswender
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jarrodddd

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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thesarahfuller

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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tegelaar

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Eriogonum

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

This is a regular lunch spot for me when I am in Cambridge. The burgers are awesome and quite reasonably priced. Try the sweet potato fries. The salads are very good as well - fresh, imaginative and tasty.

Beer selection has many standby options, a good mix of locals, regionals, and national craft selections, with a few standby imports (how can a good Boston bar not have Guinness?) There are about 30 taps and one beer one cask.

Service is friendly and efficient. The atmosphere is nothing terribly distinctive - just comfortable, clean and inviting.

Highly recommended.

02-04-2012 23:20:03 | More by CliffBrake
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glid02

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

Stopped in here for a late night drink or two during a recent visit.

Atmosphere is OK. It's a pretty run-of-the-mill place, somewhat similar to a sports bar but not quite with the wings-and-BMC crowd. A large horseshoe bar sits in the center of the place with tables all around. TVs are pretty easy to find.

Quality is also OK. the beer was served at the proper temperature but some of the pours didn't have quite as much head as they should have and the glassware was pretty standard.

Service was good. We didn't have to wait long with empty glasses and the bartender knew the styles fairly well.

Selection was also good. There wasn't anything ridiculous on-tap but there were quite a few local options.

Value is good and par for the course in the Boston area.

Overall I wouldn't go out of my way to come back to this place but if I'm in the area I certainly wouldn't object.

08-16-2011 00:31:43 | More by glid02
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Cambridge Common in Cambridge, MA
88 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.