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 BeTheBall:
Photo of BeTheBall
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Showed up for my 1st time sort of early on a Saturday evening, so it was not yet busy. We sat at the bar, which is my favorite spot. The place is nothing great to look at, plain tables on the right, with a nice U shaped bar on the left, featuring many, many taps, and a full displayof liquors as well. The table area reminded me of pool hall, but most of the tables were empty when we got there, contributing to this look. The woman working at the bar was very friendly, attentive, good spirited, and very helpful. Food selection was a little weak, withsome sandwiches and some entrees; I guess something for everyone, but just barely?
Beer selection on the other hand was great. Maybe 40 taps, and if you're a hop head, perhaps a dozen IPA's? I had Moylan Hopsickle, Racer 5, Hop Rod Rye, Green Flash Imperial! Also sampled a few others. My wife had the Schneider Aventiuns, yummy!
I had the veggie burger, which was sort of mushy, and herbal tasting. Not terrible, but wouldn't get it again. My wife had a "special of the day" prime rib sandwich which she liked. Actually, we started with fried calamari, which was excellent; cooked just right in a light batter.
The beer selection and service at the bar will draw me back. I just wish parking was a little easier.

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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.