Taps: 43 / Bottles: 40
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 110 | Reviews: 82 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by BarrelAgedBrian:
4.18/5 rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I went to Lord Hobo on recommendation of a college friend of mine, who stops here whenever he is in Boston for a beer festival or event. Another friend who is a craft beer fan and I went for brunch the week after Extreme Beer Fest.
Lord Hobo is unassuming on the outside, but what's inside is what counts. We sat at a spacious table during the quieter hours of the day. The first thing to note is their beer list. It has a good amount of selection and everything on the list is quality. My friend and I were particularly interested in the Half Acre Big Hugs which they only had on tap because the brewery had been in town for the beer fest. The only food we had was the Duck Two Ways (baked duck egg with duck confit hash), which was very tasty, and their truffle fries. The truffle fries were fantastic: french fries cooked in truffle oil to a crisp with shaved parmesan on top. So simple, but such amazing flavor and I would definitely come back just for the fries!
The one downside I experienced was the service. Considering how quiet it was in Lord Hobo when we went, I felt like our waiter wasn't all that attentive to us. We requested samples of a couple other Half Acre beers they had on tap and didn't receive them until 10 minutes later. When we asked about what other bottles they have that weren't on their bottled beer list, he didn't appear too knowledgeable.
The service may have been a little blip; I would go back to try new beers on their ever-rotating list and dive in to more of their food options.
03-31-2013 21:24:08 | More by BarrelAgedBrian
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4.73/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
Stopped here after a Bostonian said I absolutely had to hit this place up if I was in Boston. Late morning beers after Extreme Beer Fest, hands down the best hangover remedy I've yet to try.
Atmosphere: This place is very inviting. It has a very mellow pub-style environment. Great tunes continuously playing (Definitely my kind of place) All the beers are listed in a Beer Menu that seems to be updated fairly often.
Service: The waiter we had was very knowledgeable about beer styles and provided us with great service all afternoon. We came from Canada and wanted to sample as many beers as possible so he served us smaller glasses (witch they don't normally do).
Selection: This bar offers a very great selection of American brews with a few great Belgian and Canadian beers. The selection on Tap was phenomenal. They tapped 4 or 5 beers in the few hours I was there. Best part was when the waiter came up to me and said we just tapped Grey Monday. Damn!
Food and value: I had Pork Belly and it was by far the best I've ever had. It just fell apart and was so tender. As for the beer, the prices were very average. This is definitely a great place to visit if you're in Boston and looking to grab something to eat, have a few beers and enjoy some good music.
04-12-2014 22:32:47 | More by SebD
Lord Hobo in Cambridge, MA
96 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.