Meadhall

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

46 Reviews
MeadhallMeadhall
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(617) 714-4372 | map
themeadhall.com

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Added by Jason on 04-27-2011

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PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
118
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
7.39%
 
 
Taps:
112
Bottles/Cans:
14
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 118
Reviews by rowingbrewer:
Photo of rowingbrewer
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

This place sounds like it should be a really good place, but i was not that impressed with it overall. The atmosphere would be nice if it were not so overcrowded so it felt like every other sports bar in boston. the quality was good for the beers that they manged to serve us, In our group of 3 we each had 2 beers and had to order no less than 10 in order to find the 6 that we wanted that they had (none of the 4 we ordered that they were out of were marked on the board) the selecction would get a higher score but they dont have the beers they say they have and their selection does not have any rare beers. the food could be nice, but i was not going to pay their prices to find out. also the beers were way to pricey and they skimp on all the pours

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of kffoster40
4.63/5  rDev +14%
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.

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Photo of Bwagner1122
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of dwagner003
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Beric
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
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?

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.94/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of GarrettGus
4.1/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.98/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of J1moyer
4.75/5  rDev +17%
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.

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Photo of Bruce5
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Photo of katsumi27
5/5  rDev +23.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Oidmoe
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of jtk21351
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.25

Photo of scxcrunner
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Photo of bostonbeans
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Marvin
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
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!

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Photo of MotherofMimi
4.89/5  rDev +20.4%
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!

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Photo of lambpasty
4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of OleDixie
4.1/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Ela
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of brunop
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of Zstets
4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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Meadhall in Cambridge, MA
4.06 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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