John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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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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PLACE STATS
Score:
83
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
103
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
10.96%
 
 
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8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by slyke:
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3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

On vacation in the Boston area and while exploring Cambridge, we stopped in to John Harvard's Brew House. Dark wood abounds this place is warm and inviting. It was kind of quiet in there on a Wednesday afternoon. I had the Demon DPA, my girlfriend had the Raspberry Ale. Friday night we stopped in again for dinner, tried the Shakepeare's Plonk and the Blackwatch Stout along with the fish and chips.

We felt the service on Wednesday left a little to be desired, especially on a quiet afternoon. Our glasses were empty for several minutes before being approached about another beer. I asked about a t-shirt in the display case and was told by the bartender it was "an old one" so it was no longer available.

Friday we sat in the dining room rather than at the bar, our waitress was very attentive at the end of our meal I asked about the same t-shirt - turns out they had what I wanted The beer selection was good, a nice variety of styles.

Give this place a try if you are in Cambridge.

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

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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
83 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.
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