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Bukowski Tavern

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Bukowski TavernBukowski Tavern
BA SCORE
88
very good

65 Ratings
Ratings: 65
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Taps: 21
Bottles: 100
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1281 Cambridge St
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-1338
United States
phone: (617) 497-7077

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bukscambridge

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(Place added by: Todd)
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Reviews by Neorebel:
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +17.6%

I was anxious to visit this bar with beatnick character - it certainly lives up to its namesake. The walls are adorned with quotes and surreal images. The staff is young and friendly. I ordered a Sazerac and my server wanted to ensure that I liked it. The crowd seemed to be mixed with all ages and walks of life. The music was ok - mostly popular alt. rock. I would have appreciated more underground stuff. The appetizers were good but pricey and nothing special. The beer selection however, rocked! They had a cask beer, good beers on tap and an extensive bottle menu - including Cantillon Iris 2007! They had a big boardwalk style wheel you could spin if you couldn't decide what to get. There was also a funny 'hobo special' of a hot dog and a 40 in a take out brown bag. Really fun place - check it out!!

11-15-2011 04:15:11 | More by Neorebel
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chrisharris

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-29-2014 02:53:31 | More by chrisharris
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ivyman

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-14-2014 11:05:45 | More by ivyman
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SweetChicken

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-26-2014 00:17:19 | More by SweetChicken
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-24-2014 03:05:41 | More by bpfrush
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev +5.4%

I frequent the Bukowski in Back Bay frequently, but I must say I prefer this one. First off it's probably three times larger and not nearly as divey. Second, I find the tap selection to be more varied featuring more unusual brews. Third, this one opens up to the street.

The single room is 30 x 40 feet with a 20 foot bar to the side. The tap list is about 25 - 30 different offerings. And with the exception of Pabst Blue Ribbon, all of the beers are craft. On this Saturday afternoon (May 31, 2014), it was active but not not too busy. There were a couple of bar stools and several booths available, although all of the tables near the open garage doors were taken.

Although I didn't try the food, the menu could be described as creative bar grub. It is also a sparse choice of eight items and one dessert. Still, everyone seems to enjoy what they ordered, but then again, one doesn't come here for the dining options.

The service borders on indifferent and friendly. Not bad, but also not that attentive--my glass was always empty for about five minutes before I was asked if I wanted another. Not that I would come here strictly for the service.

So, if you are near Inman Square in Cambridge, this would be the place to go. But if you are willing to walk a half mile down Hampshire, you could go to Lord Hobo's, one of the finest beer joints in the area.

05-31-2014 21:24:18 | More by smcolw
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-29-2014 02:45:40 | More by doremite
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Steve-Atlantic

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +27.9%

03-03-2014 16:11:05 | More by Steve-Atlantic
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-02-2014 00:33:50 | More by BostonPhilly
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tegelaar

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-29-2014 06:15:21 | More by tegelaar
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Bukowski Tavern in Cambridge, MA
88 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.