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Bukowski Tavern

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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

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(Place added by: Todd)
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Reviews by womencantsail:
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3.86/5  rDev -1.3%

Came here with bring and a couple friends for a couple beers.

The place seems to fit its name fairly well, other than the fact that they serve expensive beer. Though the Hobo Special (hot dog and a 40) works.

Took a seat at a bar table and had a few adult beverages. The tap list was pretty eclectic and featured a nice range of beers that I had not tried/can't get back in California.

The service was pretty decent, especially for what I had expected (hoped?) from Hank's namesake. The thing I liked was that they offered half pours of everything on the menu.

womencantsail, Oct 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Boston71, Saturday at 10:49 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

mklisz, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

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

SweetChicken, Jun 26, 2014
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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
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

doremite, May 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Steve-Atlantic, Mar 03, 2014
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Bukowski Tavern in Cambridge, MA
88 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.