1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Bukowski Tavern

Not Rated.
Bukowski TavernBukowski Tavern
BA SCORE
88
very good

67 Ratings
Ratings: 67
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

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: Todd)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30  | next › last »
Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 56 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bewareOFpenguin:
Photo of bewareOFpenguin
3.08/5  rDev -21.2%

I finally had to try Bukowski's in Inman Square. Walked in and the first thing that hit me was the LOUD techno music. I mean LOUD. So much for talking with friends. The waitstaff basically ignore my wife and I, probably because we weren't "hip". The decor is contemporary Goth. Dark and cold. We sat ourselves as far from the speakers as possible. After maybe 20 minutes, we were served. What can I say? Great beer selection, but I'll never go here again. I looked at the menu and thought "Pass".

bewareOFpenguin, May 25, 2004
More User Reviews:
Photo of Boston71
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Boston71, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

mklisz, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of chrisharris
4/5  rDev +2.3%

chrisharris, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of ivyman
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ivyman, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of SweetChicken
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

SweetChicken, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

bpfrush, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of smcolw
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.

smcolw, May 31, 2014
Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

doremite, May 29, 2014
Photo of Steve-Atlantic
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Steve-Atlantic, Mar 03, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30  | next › last »
Bukowski Tavern in Cambridge, MA
88 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.