John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

John Harvard's Brewery & Ale HouseJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
BA SCORE
51.3%
Liked Their Beers
3.57 w/ 943 ratings
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale HouseJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1 Worcester Road
Framingham, Massachusetts, 01701
United States

(508) 875-2337 | map
johnharvards.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
193
Reviews:
597
Ratings:
943
Liked:
484
Average:
3.57/5
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
105.9%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
51
Liked:
54
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
12.88%
 
 
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 29
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4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

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3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of dwatulak
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
2.66/5  rDev -27.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 1.25 | food: 3.75

The place was solid, but this is some of the worst beer I've ever had

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2.85/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Two reasons to like this place:
The bar area with all the TVs is separate from the dining area. The best of both worlds. You can go watch your game, or you can bring your family and sit in an area that's relatively quiet.
The food is quite good, at least what we were eating. The veggie burger, Greek salad, and vegetarian pizza were excellent.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

If I'm going to drink in Framingham, this is really the only place to go. Prices and poor draft maintenance keep me from BBC.... and that's about it. Not too many options in the immediate area, though I still haven't been to the Framingham beer works due to the fact they were delayed in brewing on the premises

The beer is at the worst always true to style and a respectable representation of style and on occassion they hit one out of the park, some of their IPAs are worthy of more praise and the rotating cask selection has recently been a lot more experimentive and fun.

The service cannot be beat. I'm generally here on Sundays after work and it is usually the assistant brewer bartending, "Baggles". Always on top of everything, never waiting for a pour and is quite passionate about brew, the best attributes in a brewpub 'tender

Food is alright, typical american grill/pub style, but the cheap late night offerings are what give it a bump

Quality spot in a bit of no mans land for beer in Framingham.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

This is not the easiest place to find if you aren't familiar with the mall setup...it's in a corner between 2 huge anchor stores. Once you find it, it's very welcoming inside...fairly typical brewpub set-up, with the bar area immediately in the front and dinner seating in the back. They had 8 beers on-tap when we went, and it seems that they rotate fairly often. There were a lot of summer-style brews, with one stout. Looking at their beer list, they have plenty of different brews to rotate through. Growlers available to go, and very reasonably priced, between $10-15 for filled ones, depending on style. The food was decent. Standard gastropub menu, with ranges from chowders and chilis to sandwiches and burgers to some more hefty entrees. Our waiter was fantastic...we were there with our 17 month old, and she wasn't feeling overly well, but he was awesome, bringing our stuff out quickly, checking back often, and getting our check out quickly. The hostess, however, was a bitch. She glared/rolled eyes at us when we walked in, I had to walk up close enough to count her gray hairs before she would acknowledge us/seat us, and she mumbled and walked off abruptly after we thanked her for helping (barely). The rest of the experience was enjoyable enough that I don't want to dock the whole place for one person, but she was hell on wheels. Other than that, good place to eat and drink.

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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House in Framingham, MA
Brewery rating: 51.3% out of 100 with 943 ratings
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