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
cambridgebrewingcompany.com

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
BEER STATS
Average:
3.98
Beers:
112
Reviews:
1,246
Ratings:
4,385
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.08
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
360
pDev:
9.8%
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Reviews by Brad007:
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4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great atmosphere and bartender was friendly. Lots of people. I liked the paintings on the wall and the view of the brewhouse from the bar.

Beer selection is awesome with 12 brews on tap that were listed. Beer from 4.4 abv up to 15 abv.

Food menu seems upscale and the prices sort of reflect it. The selection is not your usual pub grub, though you can still get a decent burger.

I got a bit of "sticker shock" from my bill but I would say that it's highly worth it. I don't remember them listing prices for the beer.

Overall, a very warm and inviting place with good food and plenty of chatter. I'd come back again!

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Brad007 from Vermont, Mar 14, 2011
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

slasich from Pennsylvania, 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

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.

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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania, Aug 05, 2019
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5/5  rDev +22.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

pdl255 from Massachusetts, 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

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.

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Radome from Florida, 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

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.

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4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Mikexw from New York, Jan 14, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

mike22ne from Massachusetts, Nov 30, 2018
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4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

DebSab from Florida, Nov 08, 2018
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3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

egrandfield from Massachusetts, Jul 28, 2018
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3.55/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4

schroeder1200 from New Jersey, Jul 25, 2018
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3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

ScaryEd from New Hampshire, Jul 13, 2018
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4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

KDempsey from Massachusetts, Nov 21, 2017
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3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Nichols33 from Massachusetts, Oct 22, 2017
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3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

cd34 from Illinois, Jul 11, 2017
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3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

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.

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Dope from Massachusetts, Jul 10, 2017
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3.09/5  rDev -24.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

HurryItsJacob from Massachusetts, Jun 21, 2017
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3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

NextJen from Massachusetts, 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

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.

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Act25 from New Jersey, 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

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

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Stephenmheadley from Massachusetts, Mar 05, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

sbuchert from Massachusetts, Feb 15, 2017
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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Gkruszewski from New York, Feb 03, 2017
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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

lfrancisco from North Carolina, Nov 27, 2016
Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, MA
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