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Lord Hobo

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Lord HoboLord Hobo
BA SCORE
97
world-class

168 Ratings
Ratings: 168
Reviews: 85
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 henskejk:
Photo of henskejk
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

One of my favorite bars to go to for enjoying craft beers in the boston area. They always seem to carry a decent selection of interesting beers and I can always find something I haven't tried before or something that I have wanted to try in addition to beers that I know I like.

The food is delicious, albeit a bit pricey. The beer prices are reasonable for the selection and comparable to other bars in the area.

Bartenders and waiters seem to be knowledgeable about beer and can make good suggestions.

In addition, I was able to attend Zwanze Day 2011 at this bar, an event that was very enjoyable at which the owner gave descriptions of each of the beers at the tasting (the 2011 and 2010 releases) as well as some of the history of the Cantillon brewery.

More User Reviews:
Photo of ChaseBoat77
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

After my dozenth visit, realized I'd never rated them before. Obviously that needed to change. I suggest jumping on a bar stool or waiting for one when you get there. The high tops are also fun, but sometimes the tables can feel a little too secluded if that's not what you're looking for. The beer selection is always excellent, and the descriptions are spot on if you're unfamiliar with a specific brew. They always seem to have something rare, balancing that out with beers from all over, expanding over the full range of styles. One of the best beer bars on my list. Highly recommend stopping in here for a casual beer (or 6).

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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Lord Hobo in Cambridge, MA
97 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.