Bar, Eatery

4 Cambridge Ctr
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142-1406
United States

(617) 714-4372 | map

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Reviewed by jakecattleco from California

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
Went on the recommendation of a colleague. Beer selection was fantastic, food options looked diverse (had the chicken panini). Prices were reasonable, just wished I wasn't always looking for/or waiting for the bartender's attention. It was lunch hour, but that's still no excuse. Would revisit and hope for better wait service.
Aug 20, 2015
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Reviewed by cratez from Canada (ON)

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
What I had: Pretty Things Jack D’Or, Allagash Black, and Pretty Things Meadowlark IPA on tap, a few white wines for my girlfriend.
What I liked: Attractive, winding bar, nice cosmopolitan vibe, incredible draught list, efficient bartender made good recommendations, all beers are served in their proper, branded glassware, decent prices.
What I disliked: They’re a little fanatical about last call as they literally took our drinks away a few minutes after 1am. Not sure what that’s all about. Aside from that we really enjoyed our time here.
Would I go back? Yes. We didn’t get to try any food but it was clear from our visit that Meadhall is a first class bar.
Overall Rating: 88
Jan 29, 2020
Rated: 4.58 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Jan 29, 2019
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Reviewed by egrandfield from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
Hella selection on tap. Bartenders are friendly. Overall a great place with high ceilings and a happy feel. I recommend the Pretzel (All 3 varieties are out of this world!)
Mar 28, 2018
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Reviewed by Dope from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75
Ran into this place by accident while on a trip to Boston. Impressive selection, 100 taps. Nice atmosphere, clean and quiet for the most part. Bartenders seemed to know their wares quite well which was nice. Only real downside is that the really desirable beers on the menu were all sold out. Literally the top 3 I wanted were sold out despite being displayed on the board. Perhaps an unfortunate coincidence but a disappointing one nonetheless.
Jul 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75
An enormous section of beers. Huge bar, lots of space. Food is ok, but nothing special. They do get a fair amount of specialty brews. If you're heading to Cambridge Brewing Company, you should swing by.
Mar 17, 2017
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Reviewed by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Stopped in for dinner while in town for EBF. Great atmosphere on a Saturday night. Meadhall is so spacious that it is busy but doesn't feel crowded. They have a very cool bar that is horseshoe shaped with taps in both sides. Our waitress was great. She was responsible for several tables in our section but was very friendly and attentive. Meadhall has a extensive beer list. One that you cannot find online, so you just have to go. They give you a menu but there is also a giant chalkboard on the wall, and I mean giant. It's kind of daunting. I kept mentally checking off beers I wanted to try but ultimately never ordered. The menu is what I would consider a classic Gastropub menu, a little bit of everything. I had the Pork Chop Schnitzel which was great. Others in my party ordered various items, burgers, meatloaf, pork sliders and everyone was very happy with their orders. Overall Meadhall is a place I would recommend to the beer fan who is looking to hang out for a drink or to sit down for a meal.
Feb 08, 2017
Rated: 3.7 by jophish17 from Georgia

Dec 06, 2016
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Reviewed by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
Went here on my birthday over the weekend. Meadhall is located conveniently near Kendall Square off the Red Line. When you enter the rotating door, you are greeted by a huge circular bar surrounded by glass windows. The bar/restaurant had tables by those windows, near the kitchen area, and on a second flood location with plenty of seating by the bar. I really liked the open feel thanks to the large windows; it helped the bar/restaurant seem more open and bright.

I was immediately overwhelmed by the huge tap list. About 100 taps that the bartender told me rotates regularly. The bar was heavily staffed so I not only felt well attended to, but I struck up good conversations with several different bartenders. I had four beers such as Allagash, Revival, Lamplighter, and Lexington Brewing. I also had their poutine dish as a small dish meal, but it was so hearty and decadent, I felt as if it was a large entree.

Overall, this was a fantastic spot to spend on my birthday. Great service, open atmosphere, incredible tap selection, and really good food.
Nov 07, 2016
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
a tremendous 100 tap selection. beers served at right unobtrusive carbonation. the culture however is pints or small samples, not ideal for beer nerds.
Aug 24, 2016
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Reviewed by kffoster40 from Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75
A great spot for beer... They have a ton of options on tap and even more in bottles. They don't tend to have a ton of the rare stuff (although they did have Parabola on tap once), but if you're looking for a solid bar with options no matter what you're in the mood for this is the place. The space is cool but can get really crowded and doesn't have that small bar feel. The food is just ok, although the perogis are a fav. Wish they published the beer list somewhere online so you can see what's on tap at any given time but they don't.
Jun 12, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by SimcoeKid from California

May 25, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by StoutSnob40 from California

May 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Beric from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5
Vibe: A bit too dark at night, sometimes, but otherwise good. Quite enough to talk comfortably to people at your table but not quiet enough to be weird. Love the heavy bar. The taps are beautiful.

Quality: They try to serve beer in its branded glassware, which is great. Prices are fair for the area, though can be high considering they sometimes give 10 or 12oz pours depending on the style and ABV.

Service: Sometimes you're stuck waiting for longer than you would expect, especially if you're just getting a few brews. Wait staff sometimes impatient considering they have a gazillion options to pour through.

Selection: They have a million taps, what more to say?
Mar 31, 2016
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Reviewed by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
What you'd expect from a beer hall that has 100 taps. Pretty solid selection with lots to choose from but the atmosphere was pretty boring and predictable. Service was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable.
A short enough walk from Lord Hobo.
Mar 14, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by GarrettGus from Massachusetts

Feb 26, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 05, 2016
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Rated by J1moyer from Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75
Really nice place in Cambridge. I came for the Pre Kickoff Party for Extreme Beer Fest.
Feb 05, 2016
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Reviewed by Bruce5 from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5
Great location and an extensive selection of beer. Unfortunately the place is always packed which impacts the service and the food doesn't meet the standards set by the beer. If you are a beer lover take 5 more minutes and walk to Lord Hobo.
Jan 06, 2016
Rated: 5 by katsumi27 from Massachusetts

Dec 26, 2015
Rated: 4.4 by Oidmoe from Austria

Dec 11, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by jtk21351 from California

Dec 07, 2015
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Reviewed by scxcrunner from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
really great atmosphere with an infinite amount of offerings. the bar is huge which makes service a bit slow and little frustrating at times. Food is a little strange but they have taken steps to make it better in the last year or so. I would go here a lot more if they had a website with an updated tap list.
Dec 06, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by bostonbeans from Massachusetts

Aug 15, 2015
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Rated by Marvin from California

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5
Stumbled across this place walking back to the T from Cambridge Brewing. This is a must stop!! We did not eat but the beer selection was great!
Jul 26, 2015
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Reviewed by MotherofMimi from Massachusetts

4.89/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75
If you work in the city and love good beer, this is a great place to unwind and try a great beer! They have so many options and the food is awesome too! Right in the heart of Kendall square its so much fun here!
Jul 25, 2015
Rated: 4.56 by lambpasty from New Hampshire

Jul 22, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by OleDixie from Pennsylvania

Jul 18, 2015
Rated: 4.3 by Ela from Massachusetts

Jul 14, 2015
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Rated by brunop from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3
pricing is weird. and the vibe is too corporate for me, but they sure have a lot of variety.
May 11, 2015
Rated: 4.73 by Zstets from New Jersey

May 11, 2015
Rated: 4.38 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

Apr 23, 2015
Rated: 4.09 by CTFalcon from Connecticut

Apr 20, 2015
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Reviewed by jt2488 from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75
This place is hip. Lots of plaid shirts and undercuts, however, this is Cambridge 2015. Meadhall cannot be beat, great service and arguably the best craft beer selection that side of the river with lots of local brews on rotating taps. Very tasty bar food including a surprisingly delicious bratwurst and spaetzle.
Mar 30, 2015
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Rated by JohnMaudlin

5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
The BEST place in Boston for beer lovers.
Mar 30, 2015
Rated: 3.81 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Mar 25, 2015
Rated: 4.16 by HopsHopenstein from Connecticut

Mar 23, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by American_Hawk from Massachusetts

Mar 20, 2015
Rated: 4.64 by Henrik_E from Finland

Mar 12, 2015
Rated: 4.59 by Masters from Massachusetts

Mar 09, 2015
Meadhall in Cambridge, MA
Place rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 126 ratings