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Lord Hobo

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Lord HoboLord Hobo
BA SCORE
97
world-class

166 Ratings
Ratings: 166
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 jcreegan:
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4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by Lord Hobo for a few beers on my visit to Boston for ACBF. I was looking for it and nearly walked right past it on the street. Cool setup, smaller place with some tables and an average sized bar.

My favorite part is that they print and post a new tap list every day. They had some classic craft beers like stone, rogue, DFH, etc. plus some unique local brews like Pretty Little Things.

Service was good and was into beer. I overheard one of the bartenders getting into a heated conversation about his favorite beer which was entertaining. Good music too...radiohead cd was on.

We didn't eat there but from what I saw the food looked good. Full bar with beer, wine, and liquor.

More User Reviews:
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

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3.75/5  rDev -15%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.08/5  rDev -7.5%

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Lord Hobo in Cambridge, MA
97 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.