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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale HouseJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
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3.57/5
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946 Ratings
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale HouseJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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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Reviews:
599
Ratings:
946
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.62/5
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
106
pDev:
12.98%
 
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Reviews by Jayli:
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4.4/5  rDev +21.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The Cambridge location is in a former parking garage. The dark oak furniture sets the mood. Definitely has a great ambiance to it - there are even some stained glass windows at this particular location. There's a nice long bar, and several different sections for either dining, or appetizers and drinks. Waitress was very knowledgeable about the beers on tap - this particular setting I tried the Pilgrim's Porter, and Twelfth Ngiht Wassail. Another party tried the Pale Ale. The beers were outstanding as always - I've yet to have a beer from John Harvard's that I did not thoroughly enjoy. Food is outstanding as well! Great mixture of entrees and bar food.
I hadn't been to this location in about 10 years - definitely still my favorite location!

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2/5  rDev -44.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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3.33/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

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2.86/5  rDev -21%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2

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3.8/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

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3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
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 -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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
Brewery rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 946 ratings
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