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Meadhall

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

40 Reviews
Reviews: 40
Visits: 105
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: n/a
Taps: 112
Bottles: 14
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

4 Cambridge Ctr
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142-1406
United States
phone: (617) 714-4372

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @meadhall

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Reviews: 40 | Visits: 105
Reviews by LittleDon:
Photo of LittleDon
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Summary: The idea is good, but the execution may be spotty. Might be worth it to wait for the problems to be ironed out.

I am so fortunate when I visit my colleagues in Boston. They are always looking for places that will be gastronomically interesting. I was excited when, a few days before my trip, I was told that they found a new gastropub in the Boston area. The idea sounded great. Good food, lots of under appreciated micros, and Cambridge location. Unfortunately, the distance between concept and reality was a bit wider than I would have liked.

Meadhall has a vibe fitting for the Cambridge area, light, open, industrial, very new, and a bit on the 30 something meeting place loud side. The selection of taps would be outstanding if everything on the menu was available. Thirteen of the 95 beers were gone with no backup. This might be a small gripe, but many of the top notch beer bars I've been to always have something on deck. Despite this, there were plenty remaining to choose from, all of which (save a few) were worth trying.

Service was also something that needs to be smoothed out. The wait for a beer was a bit long and the server had very little information about what was available. The food was very well prepared but, like the beer, was a bit on the pricey side. Pours ranged from a pint to 12 oz, depending on the ABV and prices were typically 6 or 7 per pour. Despite all this, the place is worth a return due to its decent selection and well prepared food. It will have to be in the budget, however. (1,530 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of jakecattleco
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Went on the recommendation of a colleague. Beer selection was fantastic, food options looked diverse (had the chicken panini). Prices were reasonable, just wished I wasn't always looking for/or waiting for the bartender's attention. It was lunch hour, but that's still no excuse. Would revisit and hope for better wait service. (337 characters)

Photo of bostonbeans
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Marvin
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Stumbled across this place walking back to the T from Cambridge Brewing. This is a must stop!! We did not eat but the beer selection was great! (145 characters)

Photo of MotherofMimi
4.89/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

If you work in the city and love good beer, this is a great place to unwind and try a great beer! They have so many options and the food is awesome too! Right in the heart of Kendall square its so much fun here! (211 characters)

Photo of lambpasty
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of OleDixie
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Ela
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of brunop
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

pricing is weird. and the vibe is too corporate for me, but they sure have a lot of variety. (92 characters)

Photo of Zstets
4.73/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of CTFalcon
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of jt2488
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

This place is hip. Lots of plaid shirts and undercuts, however, this is Cambridge 2015. Meadhall cannot be beat, great service and arguably the best craft beer selection that side of the river with lots of local brews on rotating taps. Very tasty bar food including a surprisingly delicious bratwurst and spaetzle. (314 characters)

Photo of JohnMaudlin
5/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The BEST place in Boston for beer lovers. (41 characters)

Photo of trevorpost
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of HopsHopenstein
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of American_Hawk
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Henrik_E
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Masters
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of benzalman
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of TylerKitchens
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of verpq
4.15/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of DavidSomers
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of rjp217
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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Meadhall in Cambridge, MA
92 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.