John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

BEER AVG
3.58/5
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale HouseJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

33 Dunster St
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138
United States

(617) 868-3585 | map
johnharvards.com

Notes:
No longer brewing beer at this location.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
191
Reviews:
594
Ratings:
935
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PLACE STATS
Score:
84
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
105
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
10.93%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by Freshie:
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3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Went here after a comedy show at the Comedy Studio on a Saturday night. The place was booming but their was still enough space. A very nice young crowd. Situated nicely in Havard Square, in the basement of a large old building. Decor is great with wide spacious bar and dining areas, rich wood layouts, and staind glass windows. Very comfortable, old school atmosphere. I really dug it.

Only a handful of beer choices, of whatever they had tapped on that particular day, but the choices were varied in styles. A blonde ale, IPA, Stout, Pale Ale, and a barleywine I believe. We went with pale ale in a pitcher which I recall was about 15 bucks, but it filled 6 pint glasses. Not too shabby at all.

I only had some buffalo tenders which were good, and my friends had some burgers, but it all seemed very delcious, and reasonably priced.

Service was fast and slow at times. Our food arrived very quickly but refills on the pitcher were slow. But, given the demand of beer and such a high volume of patronage that night, it probably was fine.

I look forward to a return when I am not the DD, so as to try much more of their selection. It was a fun time.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Stopped here before Harvard's home opener v Holy Cross in September. It was average. They had a beer from most styles on the menu and my wife and I both chose to go with the all seasonal harvest ale. Food was average. Cant go wrong with a burger but nothing to write home about.

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3.55/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Visited in the 90's and have a pint glass to prove it

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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House in Cambridge, MA
3.58 out of 5 based on 935 ratings.
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