Cambridge Brewing Company

Cambridge Brewing CompanyCambridge Brewing Company
Cambridge Brewing CompanyCambridge Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1 Kendall Sq
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-1500
United States

(617) 494-1994 | map

Notes: CBC was founded in 1989 in Kendall Square, Cambridge, where we've been crafting classic, unique, and experimental beers ever since. Thanks for supporting authentic craft beer! Cheers. Phil & Will
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4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Apr 03, 2022
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4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
by WoodBrew from Ohio

Cambridge Brewing is located in a neat nook, Kendall Square, about 1.5 mi from Harvard. It was more of a pub restaurant style place that had plenty of outdoor seating. Inside the place seemed small....there was a small bar and some surrounding tables.....there was a hallway extending behind the bar that I did not there could be more seating than what I saw. The quality of the food and beers were very good. The service was kind and attentive. There was a decent selection of food and beer to choose from.....I had the smashed patty burger.....phenomenal.....put on your list to visit.

Dec 01, 2021
3.88 by Noelito76 from New York on Sep 11, 2021
3.66 by Phoodcritic from Michigan on Jul 05, 2021
3.78 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts on Dec 26, 2020
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4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75
by hudsonvalleyslim from Massachusetts

I've been visiting since they opened, and return 3-4 times a year, so I'm chiming in. A coupla days ago was my first Pandemic restaurant visit at the brewery with a friend. Outdoors of course, as I don't think indoors has been approved in Massachusetts.

Felt safe to me, the Beer Garden wasn't quite as pretty as is it was in 'the Before Times', lined with flowers and all, but it was great. The routine is, wear masks when entering, leaving, taking a leak, etc. Take it off at your table. Anyways, it was great to be out, but even better to see Cambridge Brewing on top of their game. The Small Electric Cat was exceptional, Flower Power, Amber ...

Jun 18, 2020
4 by slasich from Pennsylvania on May 16, 2020
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4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

Brewpub - the entrance is a tucked back off the street. But they have some outdoor seating and then indoor bar and seating area. About a dozen house brewed beers available on tap - wide variety. I had glasses of the porter and a sour ale both were pretty good. service at the bar was good, and the food was as well.

Aug 05, 2019
5 by pdl255 from Massachusetts on Jun 18, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75
by Radome from Florida

I visited on a week night while in Boston on business. It looked very crowded from outside, but they were able to seat my large party immediately with no fuss. The interior was a simple college town bar & grill, but clean, modern and open, The decor consisted of brick, brass and light colored wood. It was a bit loud, but not bad for a college hangout. The atmosphere was laid back, with most tables seeming to concentrate as much on dinner and conversation as on drinking the beer. I saw plenty of people appreciating the beer, but I didn't see any who were just there to pound it down without tasting it.

Service was good, as was the variety and quality of the food.

The beers I had that night were tasty. The beer menu leaned toward IPAs, but there was also some variety that a non-hophead like me could appreciate. For me the standout was Blunderbuss Barleywine aged in a Four Roses Whiskey barrel. All the beers I tried were fresh and well-handled. There were about 15 on tap, which was enough to offer some variety while not being too overwhelming.

This was a great place for dinner and craft beer. If I am in the area again I would certainly go back.

Apr 16, 2019
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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
by BillBabbitt from Ohio

Nothing over the top, and not a large taproom. What it is, is a very comfy, cozy, friendly place to enjoy a really quality craft beer. If I lived in Boston, this is where I would hang out.

Feb 08, 2019
4.14 by Mikexw from New York on Jan 14, 2019
4.23 by mike22ne from Massachusetts on Nov 30, 2018
4.38 by DebSab from Florida on Nov 08, 2018
3.83 by egrandfield from Massachusetts on Jul 28, 2018
3.55 by schroeder1200 from New Jersey on Jul 25, 2018
3.93 by ScaryEd from New Hampshire on Jul 13, 2018
4.73 by KDempsey from Massachusetts on Nov 21, 2017
3.58 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Oct 22, 2017
3.76 by EnthusedAboutBeer from New Jersey on Jul 29, 2017
4.1 by cd34 from Illinois on Jul 11, 2017
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3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3
by Dope from Massachusetts

Decided to try this place out after Lord Hobo was closed (didn't realize they don't open till 4PM on the weekdays). Nice place tucked away well away from the street. Tons of outdoor seating which was nice on a summer's day. Selection was fairly sparse, maybe a dozen choices with one cask selection. Beer was good, wait staff was attentive and friendly. Really can't complain.

Jul 10, 2017
3.09 by HurryItsJacob from Massachusetts on Jun 21, 2017
3.78 by NextJen from Massachusetts on Jun 13, 2017
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4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
by Act25 from New Jersey

Every thing you'd want in a brewery next door to MIT. Must see. Beantown stout and all their fragrant pale ales FLY!
Try their extensive menu and enjoy the brainy university crowd. A bit of heaven. I'll always return here. Spacious bar.

Mar 23, 2017
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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5
by Stephenmheadley from Massachusetts

Love this place, perfect spot to start an evening out on a Friday.

Mar 05, 2017
4.35 by sbuchert from Massachusetts on Feb 15, 2017
3.95 by Gkruszewski from New York on Feb 03, 2017
4.13 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Nov 30, 2016
3.5 by lfrancisco from North Carolina on Nov 27, 2016
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4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

Went here for my birthday over the weekend. The space is in this mixed space building area next too a BBQ restaurant, offices, and the Friendly Toast. The space itself is pretty small relatively. Some tables in the front, a bar area, and tables in the back. Although my party and me were able to be seated quickly on a Saturday night, the small space made the entire restaurant and bar area quite loud.

The bar menu seemed to have over a dozen CBC beers offered with a medium-sized bar menu. I had the 4 sampler flight that offered the Great Pumpkin Ale, Soleil Couchant, Commissioner Gordon, and Brett Sematary. I also had the BBQ bacon cheeseburger, which had an excellent BBQ sauce flavored with their pale ale. Our server was prompt, polite, and knowledgeable.

Overall, I enjoyed this space despite its tight quarters.

Nov 07, 2016
3.95 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Oct 30, 2016
4.23 by flek from Massachusetts on Sep 04, 2016
4 by paulish from New York on Sep 01, 2016
3.89 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON) on Jul 20, 2016
3.65 by kdevilliers from Massachusetts on Jun 29, 2016
4.23 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on Jun 04, 2016
4.14 by StoutSnob40 from California on May 25, 2016
4 by SimcoeKid from California on May 25, 2016
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3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
by Rockjocknroll from California

Nice little spot with great saisons and an amazing Flanders. Food looked good (didn't eat). Solid brews and nice folks. Underrated.

May 09, 2016
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