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Green Street

Not Rated.
Green StreetGreen Street
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

13 Ratings
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 5.29%
Taps: 10
Bottles: 27
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

280 Green St
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-3312
United States
phone: (617) 876-1655

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Notes:
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(Place added by: Todd on 04-26-2008)
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UPDATE (12/16/2011):
As anticipated in my original review, I moved to the Central area in fall 2009. Since then, I've been to Green Street many times, but hardly as often as I had anticipated. Part of that is that I'm not quite as close as I had thought I might be, and that I try to spend as much time as I can at the CBC.

Another reason, though, is that I was initially a little too optimistic about Green Street. It's still a great neighborhood bar that I enjoy visiting fairly regularly. I've since had the food, which is wonderful, and on BA taco nights, among the best deals in town.

The service is still good, though it's often so crowded in the bar that it's hard to get much personal attention, and the quality is always top-notch--only high-quality beers make it to the limited taplist and all the beers have tasted fresh and clean. The major drawback here, though, is that the beer prices run on the high side. As I mentioned, the taplist is short and it's very well curated, tending toward beers that tend to be more expensive to begin with, but I'd like to see a $5.50 or so beer make it into the mix more often.

ORIGINAL REVIEW (06-03-2009):
A: 4.0, Q: 5.0, S: 5.0, S: 4.5, F: n/a, $$
I'm planning to move to Cambridgeport in the fall, and was beginning to wonder what my usual haunt would be. There are some nice bars in the area, but nothing with a great beer list, nowhere where I saw myself saddling up a few times a week. That was until I happened upon this place!

The exterior of the building, including an old, dingy sign, evokes the feeling of a real, neighborhood dive from decades ago, but the beer list posted outside reveals something much more special. A long, but not huge list of fantastic bottle offerings accompanies a small, but well-chosen set of taps at the dimly-lit, cozy bar. The inside would be almost too sterile with its new drywall and Starbucks-style bar lights if it weren't for the darkness, and tchotchke decor, which seems to be another nod to the site's history as a neighborhood watering hole. The bartender was extremely friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. I didn't have any food, and though it's a bit pricey for a bar, it smelled great, so I'd like to try something in the future.

The general dearth of solid beer lists in Cambridge outside Inman Square, the Cambridge Brewing Company, and the far-flung bars near Porter certainly makes Green Street worth seeking out in the area, but it deserves merit in its own right.

FrankLloydMike, Dec 16, 2011
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4.14/5  rDev -0.5%

Went here this past weekend with a friend that said he had heard great thing about this place. Pretty good selection of beer...about 10 taps with great choices from popular breweries such as Port and Allagash. Much bigger bottle selection ranging from $3 Miller Lite to $21 Hoppin' Frog BORIS and DORIS probably around 30-40 beers in all.

I had the Port Midnight Session Black Lager (draft) and Weyerbacher's Double Simcoe DIPA (bottle) and both were fantastic. The bartender was very nice and seemed to know his stuff and served the beers in the proper glassware, snifter and tulip, respectively. I did not try the food, but from what I observed it seemed very good. Overall, worth going to!

BeerMaverick, May 23, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

One of the stops on our tour of Cambridge while with friends in Boston at the end of July.

Dive-ish looking from the outside, but in is a different story. Very hip, clean and inviting.

Our service was fantastic, but then our friends were well known to the staff, I always think that plays a role.

The beer selection is not huge, but it is good. And I suspect changes frequently so check their website for the latest updates.

We just had apps here: the cheese plate and the curried mussels. All were delish!

I'd like to try this place again. it seems like a cool place for a romantic get away, definitely has that sort of vibe to it.

juzy, Aug 14, 2010
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Green Street in Cambridge, MA
92 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.