John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Active Beers: 191
Beer Ratings: 855
Beer Avg: 3.6
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Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Hibernator:
3.9/5 rDev +5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Classic John Harvard's layout with the nice dark wood and dim lights. Plenty of seating at the bar and dining room area with booths and tables.
Food is standard pub selection with a concentration on burgers, wraps, pizza, salads and apps. Also featured are enticing specials and other quality dishes. We started out with the chicken quesadillas and spilt a pizza & wrap. Food quality is better than average and enjoyable overall.
The beer selection is one of the main reasons you come here though, right? Expect a diverse draft beer selection of about 8 brews.
Selections during my visit included Rye Dunkel Lager, John Harvard's Pale Ale, Fat Turkey Brown Ale, Double Pilsner and Munich Light Lager. The featured beers were Harvest Spice Ale and Imperial Round House Belgian Stout (10.8% ABV).
Word to the wise, you can get a sampler platter that comes with 5 beers for $5.99. Pretty good deal.
I sampled a bunch of of their different beers and ended with the Imperial Round House Belgian Stout that was delicious. Good beers. Service was good too, our waiter was attentive, prompt, friendly and knowledgeable.
12-19-2010 00:31:56 | More by Hibernator
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev +16.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
If I'm going to drink in Framingham, this is really the only place to go. Prices and poor draft maintenance keep me from BBC.... and that's about it. Not too many options in the immediate area, though I still haven't been to the Framingham beer works due to the fact they were delayed in brewing on the premises
The beer is at the worst always true to style and a respectable representation of style and on occassion they hit one out of the park, some of their IPAs are worthy of more praise and the rotating cask selection has recently been a lot more experimentive and fun.
The service cannot be beat. I'm generally here on Sundays after work and it is usually the assistant brewer bartending, "Baggles". Always on top of everything, never waiting for a pour and is quite passionate about brew, the best attributes in a brewpub 'tender
Food is alright, typical american grill/pub style, but the cheap late night offerings are what give it a bump
Quality spot in a bit of no mans land for beer in Framingham.
08-06-2013 17:13:57 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House in Framingham, MA
85 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.