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Lord Hobo

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

88 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
211
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
6.22%
 
 
Taps:
43
Bottles/Cans:
40
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
Lord HoboLord Hobo
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

92 Hampshire St
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-1504
United States

(617) 250-8454 | map
lordhobo.com

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Added by Todd on 11-16-2009

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Reviews: 88 | Ratings: 211
Reviews by BarrelAgedBrian:
Photo of BarrelAgedBrian
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I went to Lord Hobo on recommendation of a college friend of mine, who stops here whenever he is in Boston for a beer festival or event. Another friend who is a craft beer fan and I went for brunch the week after Extreme Beer Fest.

Lord Hobo is unassuming on the outside, but what's inside is what counts. We sat at a spacious table during the quieter hours of the day. The first thing to note is their beer list. It has a good amount of selection and everything on the list is quality. My friend and I were particularly interested in the Half Acre Big Hugs which they only had on tap because the brewery had been in town for the beer fest. The only food we had was the Duck Two Ways (baked duck egg with duck confit hash), which was very tasty, and their truffle fries. The truffle fries were fantastic: french fries cooked in truffle oil to a crisp with shaved parmesan on top. So simple, but such amazing flavor and I would definitely come back just for the fries!

The one downside I experienced was the service. Considering how quiet it was in Lord Hobo when we went, I felt like our waiter wasn't all that attentive to us. We requested samples of a couple other Half Acre beers they had on tap and didn't receive them until 10 minutes later. When we asked about what other bottles they have that weren't on their bottled beer list, he didn't appear too knowledgeable.

The service may have been a little blip; I would go back to try new beers on their ever-rotating list and dive in to more of their food options.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of LeeeMare
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of SpoiledInVT
4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Awesome beer bar. Selection of drafts is outstanding, with 40+ taps of beer from around the world. It was somewhat puzzling seeing some of the very small, lesser-known Vermont breweries on draft - Kind of awesome! Bottle selection is amazing, staff is wildly friendly and knowledgeable, and the tunes are great. I went here both during the day, and at night, and enjoyed both atmospheres (definitely different vibes) very much. This is a place that is a must-visit for anyone traveling in the area.

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Photo of whitenads
4.66/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of jtk21351
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of DanSails
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of AllanMorrison
4.89/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

They have applied for and gotten a brew on premises license for 2 Canal Park, Cambridge. This was granted before they had signed a lease with the landlord. I don't know about the lease, but I just spotted tools in the empty space today. Not enough to say they are about to lay out a brew house but nobody has so much as swept the floor in there since they gutted the place. I work next door.

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Photo of Bruce5
4.73/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Possibly the best beer selection anywhere! Great service, good food and an awesome selection of beer. One of the best anywhere in the US!!!

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Photo of Jcorn
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

GREAT beer bar. Excellent selection. Good vibe, not at all snobby. Even the host, bartender, & waiter were all great. The only knock is the food. While the dish I had was insanely good, it was insanely small. Like criminally small. But you can always order more food so it's a minor knock for me.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of kdivers
3.65/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of UcDru
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Stengelfoot
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of scxcrunner
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of barleywin
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of blisscent
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JaredSammy
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of bostonbeans
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of mattmarka1
4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of jebrew
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of CHickman
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Great place, excellent background music and an outstanding beer selection. Very hip and chill place, the bartender was knowledgeable, the selection was very well procured with a wide variety and a ton of beers I can't get in NY. Excellent selection on tap and a pretty nice bottle list. Vibe was relaxed and craft beer centric, the bartender was equally willing to pour a stiff drink as he was a tap handle - he was also pouring everyone water at the end of the night, a real pro. Food looked and smelled great, but I didn't have any hence the 3.75 rating. Very cool place, I'll definitely come back.

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Photo of Ela
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

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Lord Hobo in Cambridge, MA
96 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.