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:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.98
Beers:
110
Reviews:
1,230
Ratings:
4,347
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.08
Reviews:
208
Ratings:
359
pDev:
9.8%
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Reviews: 208 | Ratings: 359
Reviews by GnomeKing:
Photo of GnomeKing
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

This is a mellow, darkly-lit place, with be-bop jazz playing at a moderate volume. Settle in and relax. I would like the place to be more fun, but if you like quiet, placid--okay, I'll say it--kinda dull places, this is a nice choice.

I had the heather ale, which was very good. It's nice to see a brewer trying something different like this. The pumpkin ale was very cool too. The pale ale was solid, but didn't stand out. There weren't many choices on the beer menu, so regulars might get a little bored with the selection.

Our waitress was really friendly and helpful. She also gave us good, accurate directions to some other bars we wanted to check out.

My falafel and hummus wrap was pretty tasteless, as were the fries. (Like I said before, if you like things on the bland side, this place is a good choice.) My friends liked their meals a little better, so I rated the food a 3.0, even though my own meal was below average.

Cambridge Brewing's beers are available locally at other bars. I suggest you try their brews (which I like) at places that are cooler to hang out in.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jmdrpi
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of pdl255
5/5  rDev +22.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Radome
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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Photo of BillBabbitt
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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Photo of Mikexw
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of mike22ne
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of DebSab
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of egrandfield
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of schroeder1200
3.55/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ScaryEd
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of KDempsey
4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Nichols33
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of cd34
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Dope
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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Photo of HurryItsJacob
3.09/5  rDev -24.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Photo of NextJen
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Act25
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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Photo of Stephenmheadley
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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Photo of sbuchert
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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

Photo of fitzy84
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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.

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Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, MA
Brewery rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 4347 ratings