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
www.johnharvards.com

Notes:
No longer brewing beer at this location.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
182
Reviews:
593
Ratings:
933
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PLACE STATS
Score:
83
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
103
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
10.96%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by msolar:
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4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

John Harvard’s is one of my favorite restaurants.

Atmosphere: I’ve been to the Cambridge location (just a couple times) and the Framingham location ( a LOT of times) and to be quite honest, I like the Framingham location more. Not there there’s necessarily anything wrong with the Cambridge location, I have just found it to be a bit stuffy, dark, and crowded. The Framingham location usually consists of co-workers grabbing an after-work beer and Boston sports fans (although it’s far from a sports-pub) with the approximate age range of late 20’s and early-to-mid 30’s. My friends and I usually fit in perfectly.

Food: They have some good specials. I’m not a seafood fan, but I can almost always find something on the specials list to distract me from what I normally get there – either an awesome burger, or the chicken pot pie.

Beer: they have a decent selection (usually about 8 beers on tap) but with pretty diverse qualities. They also do an excellent job of describing the beers and their individual characteristics.

Overall, I like JH’s quite a bit. It’s easy to do with a group and everyone can find a basic item on the menu that they’ll like. John Harvard’s is one of my favorite restaurants for a group.

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3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

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2.86/5  rDev -21.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2

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3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

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3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
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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Photo of DavidSomers
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House in Cambridge, MA
83 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.
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