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Lord Hobo

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Lord HoboLord Hobo
BA SCORE
97
world-class

167 Ratings
Ratings: 167
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: n/a
Taps: 43
Bottles: 40
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

92 Hampshire St
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-1504
United States
phone: (617) 250-8454

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Reviews by Neorebel:
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4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Whenever I go out with friends I am on a quest to find bars that are not typical or boorish, have a great atmosphere and crowd, have low key tv's & music, (because I have very unique taste as far as what to watch or listen to, plus it takes away from conversation) a cool staff, and of course, a great craft beer selection. Lord Hobo nearly fits this ideal description to a "T." It's a very classy place, yet the crowd is diverse and the bartenders make you feel welcome - happily getting into a long conversation about beer, to small talk, to occasionally comping a drink. I would imagine the selection is one of the best in Boston - focusing on local choices too. We actually said hello to the brew master of Pretty Things when I was there... he was just hanging out. The food was also excellent, I had Filet Mignon tips that melted in my mouth. The presentation and sides were also good and creative. The bill at the end of the day was on the high side, but considering the quality of what I consumed, it was well worth it. Very highly recommended!

More User Reviews:
Photo of benzalman
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of TWStandley
4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of swalsh666
4.93/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of mynie
4.41/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

World class joint. Obviously. You don't need me to tell you that.

But I like Hobo especially, in a way that I don't like a lot of other super highly regarded, world class beer bars: Hobo is more accessible. The ethos is still aggressive and superficially alternative, yeah. But they don't blast music so loud you can't speak, they're rarely ever so packed you can't sit, and the staff never acts shitty or snooty. This isn't what you'd call a family establishment--people swear sometimes--but that's nice, frankly: if I wanted to drink at an Applebee's I would go to a fucking Applebee's.

The draft list is varied, featuring mostly NE beers but a good number of European imports and west coast brews. The style selection leads toward whatever is trendy at the time--so lots of sours and double IPAs--but there's still plenty of beers to suit any mood. Rares and one offs abound. They also have an *excellent* liquor selection, for those of you who like getting drunk enough to literally die.

The atmosphere is, like I said, relaxed. The light is dim and the decor is dark. There's a handful of TVs and not-mainstream-but-also-not-exactly-hip music plays at an overcomeable volume. I once heard someone complain that the place was a little dingy but, hello, that's why the lights are dim. No one is forcing you to lick the table.

So that's about it. Really wonderful place. Worth traveling for.

Photo of AirBob
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of American_Hawk
4.5/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of verpq
4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of NateF90
3.34/5  rDev -24.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 1 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Good food, excellent beer and cocktail selection. Horrible service on this visit which I was assured by the Boston brewer accompanying accompanying us for brunch was uncharacteristic of the establishment. Unfortunately it was bad enough that we will not be returning.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.01/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Dicers
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of DavidSomers
4.81/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of TheBungyo
3.75/5  rDev -15%

Photo of abagofit
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of tikk
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of mattycasey
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of nkelley77
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of harsley
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Robby_Hooper
4.08/5  rDev -7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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Lord Hobo in Cambridge, MA
97 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.