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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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3.57/5
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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Reviews:
591
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PLACE STATS
Score:
84
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
104
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
10.93%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by atigerlife:
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3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Stopped in after doing the touristy tour of Harvard U. Pretty easy to find on a side street. Decended to the basement to find a whole lot of dark wood. I really like the decor and was impressed by the size of the place. Lots of seating. Of course, I was there in the afternoon, so there was very few people around.

Service was stellar. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. We sat at on the bar stools [as opposed to the tables]. Nice option.

Food was the only disappointment. We weren't that hungry, so only ordered fries. They came out quick [too quick] and it seemed as if they had been sitting around for a while. We may have had better luck with other options. The food menu looks good for beer [nachos, calamari, wings, burgers, pizza, salads] but I have no idea if it is better than the fries.

Overall, a nice place. The one beer I tried [Imperial Stout] was well made and quite tasty. On a humorous note, on the way out I noticed that they were using a BA magazine as their doorstop!! Not sure what that was all about!

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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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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
3.57 out of 5 based on 928 ratings.
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