Lord Hobo

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96
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89 Reviews
Lord HoboLord Hobo
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

92 Hampshire St
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-1504
United States

(617) 250-8454 | map
lordhobo.com

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Added by Todd on 11-16-2009

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PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
216
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
5.98%
 
 
Taps:
43
Bottles/Cans:
40
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 89 | Ratings: 216
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Dark ambiance and semi-loud music ... I feel like I am at a neighborhood bar. Well, it pretty much is still with a share of gastro-pub and a heavy side of beer bar.

Good glassware selection meets an epic line-up of beers ... Not once have I looked at the list and asked myself "where else can we go tonight?" I find stool or table and hunker down at this place for the night. Service is excellent and the place is clean throughout. The food had a few hiccups in the beginning but that is expected from every place when they open ... they have really worked over the menu with tweaks here and there and seemed to have listened to the regulars. UPDATE: They got rid of the deviled eggs ... very sad. I am getting fed up with the four crustinis on the cheese plate, cheese portions have been very small as well for the price.

My suggestion for out-of-towners ... hit Cambridge Brewing Co. 1st for a pint or two then head over here for the rest of the night.

Edit: Prices are high ... perhaps not the highest in the Boston area but expect to pay a premium.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Prost76
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of brbrocc
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Dope
4.9/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of INWarner413
3.73/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

Really liked the small space. Was there for a launch of a company from Connecticut, had a decent sour on tap. My only issues with the place were the service and the food. Service wise, a few times where my empty glass was picked up, but was not asked if I wanted another beer. Rudest of all was the gentleman who seemingly couldn't wait for me to sign my tab while never acknowledging me. Food was incredibly disappointing; $17 for a "steak salad"? More like a 3 ounce cut of (cooked properly, good job there) steak with a sprinkling of greens and a poorly "charred" roma tomato. Won't return next time I'm in Boston.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.79/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Nice little corner spot with a cozy yet stylish bar and some private-ish nooks here and there. I understand this place can get really busy, but if you show up fairly late it can be pretty mellow, and luckily they are open quite late if you have nothing else to do in this part of town.

Their tap list is very impressive, seemingly always offering their own staples. They also offer numerous other highly regarded or obscure brews of varying styles and regions on draft, as well as a very large list of highly in demand bottles. Some of those bottles may seem scarily overpriced, or maybe not, depending on what part of the country you're from and what you're used to having access to.

Service was inattentive, even at the relatively empty bar, which I rarely ever experience. The food looked and sounded really cool, at a fair price (for Boston), but unfortunately I had already eaten and didn't have a chance to go back during my short stay in Cambridge.

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Photo of LeeeMare
4.09/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of SpoiledInVT
4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Awesome beer bar. Selection of drafts is outstanding, with 40+ taps of beer from around the world. It was somewhat puzzling seeing some of the very small, lesser-known Vermont breweries on draft - Kind of awesome! Bottle selection is amazing, staff is wildly friendly and knowledgeable, and the tunes are great. I went here both during the day, and at night, and enjoyed both atmospheres (definitely different vibes) very much. This is a place that is a must-visit for anyone traveling in the area.

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Photo of whitenads
4.66/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of jtk21351
4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of DanSails
4.79/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of AllanMorrison
4.89/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

They have applied for and gotten a brew on premises license for 2 Canal Park, Cambridge. This was granted before they had signed a lease with the landlord. I don't know about the lease, but I just spotted tools in the empty space today. Not enough to say they are about to lay out a brew house but nobody has so much as swept the floor in there since they gutted the place. I work next door.

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Photo of Bruce5
4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Possibly the best beer selection anywhere! Great service, good food and an awesome selection of beer. One of the best anywhere in the US!!!

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Photo of Jcorn
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

GREAT beer bar. Excellent selection. Good vibe, not at all snobby. Even the host, bartender, & waiter were all great. The only knock is the food. While the dish I had was insanely good, it was insanely small. Like criminally small. But you can always order more food so it's a minor knock for me.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of kdivers
3.65/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of UcDru
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Stengelfoot
4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of scxcrunner
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of barleywin
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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Lord Hobo in Cambridge, MA
96 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.
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