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Cambridge Brewing Company
Active Beers: 131
Beer Ratings: 3,415
Beer Avg: 3.99
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1 Kendall Square
phone: (617) 494-1994
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 194 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a nice sized place that feels small enough to be cozy and familiar, yet large enough to entertain what must be a raucous crowd on the weekends. Especially with its proximity to MIT. Even midweek, when I visited, it filled up with what must have been an afterwork crowd. Seating at the bar or tables. Pizza was good, far better than it needs to be for a brewpub—that is to say, someone here is paying attention to the cooking! Our waitstaff was beyond friendly and I have no complaints. They sell growlers-to-go by the door and don’t believe I wasn’t eying one of their superb Great Pumpkin Ale to take with me. This hit the spot on a cold, rainy November evening.
12-01-2011 20:59:43 |
More by elNopalero
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The weather was rocking last weekend for Boston, so we biked from Brookline, along the Charles River and ended up at CBC just around lunch time for some brews and good.
The brewery is located in Kendall Square, and has a great outdoor patio. We would have sat there, but I wanted to see a bit of the brewery. The food was great, very local focused, and fresh ingredients.
They had about 10 of their beers on tap, and being the hop head I am, I tried the IPA and was not disappointed. We moved on to the porter, and even ended with a Barley Wine. They seemed to do every style really well. This is a must visit if you are in Cambridge.
11-21-2011 17:20:00 |
More by seanwhite
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I have been here a couple times so far the most recent being a couple of weeks ago. Had the Tall Tale Pale Ale and another seasonal one that they had on tap. Both were great!! As a hop enthusiast, the Tall Tale exploded with flavor with a bite on the toungue. Both were priced I believe around 5 dollars a pint which is very decent. Also the next time I swing by this joint, they have a "Tower" glass which holds around 6 pints, which will be right in front of me!! Overall experience is very nice. The staff is always willing to help you decide as well with what brew is awaiting your glass.
10-12-2011 19:27:44 |
More by kdp2011
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped for dinner with Barry and some friends.
A pretty nice restaurant. They have some outside seating which would have been nice if it wasn't raining outside.
There's a decent selection of house beers (8 at the time when we were there, though I was told they usually have more). They were all decent, though the red and blonde weren't my favorites.
Our waiter was a bit eccentric, though his service was fairly good/prompt. And, the food was quite good (nachos and pizza).
I would definitely come here again, even if just to eat.
10-04-2011 22:21:29 |
More by womencantsail
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited Cambridge Brewing on 9/9/2011, pre-NOTF. It was a beautiful late summer day which was a perfect complement to the outdoor seating on the patio; however, we opted for the bar. We arrived at the tail end of the lunch crowd, so it was pretty much dead when we sat down. I was really quite impressed by the array of beers on tap, as well as the relative strength of the brews (none with the exception of Arquebus) was really over 6.8%, with most around 5.5%. I opted for Mind Left Body and Le Sasionniere - both were quite good and relatively easy drinking. For lunch I opted for the BLT which was quite good and reasonably priced at $8 - the fries were fantastic. Given that the restaurant was pretty much devoid of patrons, service was a bit slow and somewhat inattentive. That said, CBC is a top notch brewpub and well worth stopping in if you are in the area. Pint prices are very reasonable at around $5.25 a pour and the option to be able to purchase pitchers and towers (100oz) makes it really appealing if you want to sit down with a group.
09-11-2011 00:33:44 |
More by Jwale73
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
I went looking for this in the rain. Found it a bit by accident, tucked away in a corner at hampshire and Broadway...I think. The front seating was outside and covered, but still wet and nobody was sitting there. I did for a bit
I went with the cask IPA for starters, then moved to have a flight. Well, 2 flights....all the beer on tap. Throw in some fish and chips and quite a nice little afternoon.
Place has some charm, looks very modern with an attempt to be cozy. It works for the most part. Family seating, bar seating and an extra room. Service was friendly and timely, nothing spectacular for a Monday night, but that's fine. Weird law about growlers, but I didn't buy one anyway.
Beers were solid for the most part. A couple very nice ones, a couple of "almosts". Being between MIT and Harvard this place must be quite the party hangout!
08-18-2011 04:44:50 |
More by Mebuzzard
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My wife and I visited CBC this past Friday while in the Boston area for a friend's wedding.
We walked in around 3:30 in the afternoon, and while the outdoor patio area was rather busy, there were only two gents sitting and the bar. We took seats at the end of the bar and within a minute, were tended to by the bartender.
I ordered a pale ale and the wife ordered a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, after asking the bartender for a suggestion on a white wine. We kindly accepted the offer to look at their menu as we hadn't eaten since breakfast.
We started with an excellent white bean and garlic dip, which was accompanied by toasted pita and an oil-dressed salad of artichoke and arugula. This was a winner.
I followed up with a pint of the dry-hopped Bitchin' Bitter ,which was just put on the hand pump during our visit, and the BBQ burger, which was topped with excellent bacon and a very tangy sauce. The wife had the spice rubbed chicken sandwich, which was awesome and huge. Very good fries accompanied both.
I finished the visit off with a glass of the Nom de Plum, an edgy little belgian ale brewed with organic plum juice. It was tart and refreshing and capped the meal nicely.
3 beers, a glass of wine, an appetizer and 2 sandwiches ran just over $50 before tip. The service was attentive. The food and drink were top-notch. What is not to like?
08-17-2011 23:27:03 |
More by RutgersBeerGuy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in here for Sunday brunch during a recent visit.
Atmosphere is nice. 100% of the patrons were sitting outside as the weather was perfect; however the setting looked relaxed and open in the inside as well. Overall it had a laid-back vibe.
Quality is good. The beers were given their due with proper glassware and the temperature and head on the beer were right for each style.
Service was good. Our waitress was consistently checking in with us and knew a good deal about each of the beers, although I can't imagine needing more information than was included on the menus. The food took quite a while to come out, but it seemed as though this was more of an issue of being shorthanded than anything else.
Selection is very good. The everyday beers ran the major styles and there were a good deal of seasonal selections available as well. Flights are available, which is always nice.
Food was good, if nothing exceptional. The Eggs Benedict that week were made with pulled pork, which is always a good thing, although they weren't quite as tasty as I'd hoped.
Value is par for the course in Boston.
Overall I feel as though I had a relatively subpar experience here and I still enjoyed myself enough to make a return visit. Worth a stop.
08-17-2011 03:40:51 |
More by glid02
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Great place to drink/eat outside in the Cambridge area. They always have interesting seasonal beers and a really solid selection of year round beers like the porter. My favorite beer that they have brewed so far has been the Arquebus which they list as summer barleywine. The have a small but quality food menu, I recommend getting the salt and vinegar fries and a cheese plate. One downside is that if you are eating inside it can get pretty loud even during a weekday night. Around extreme beer fest they always have some really unique beers such as a sake/beer hybrid or the saison with peppercorns. Prices are very reasonable with most pours being around $5-7, there are also smaller pour which I believe come to $3.50. Entrees and apps are around the $6-15 range.
08-15-2011 16:16:31 |
More by karlfree
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I went up to Boston for a long weekend this past weekend just because my friend and I had a few days off. He knew a few people up there, so we stayed with one of his friends. I made sure we hit at least a brewpub and a beer store while we were up there. I heard how great Cambridge Brewing Co. was so I made sure it was where we went.
It was a really nice day out on Sunday, so we headed on over for dinner. We could have walked over, looking back, but we didn't know the area or how long it would have taken. The outside seating was really nice. Lots of tables in this little area between brick buildings with lots of light and a cover so you could still sit outside if it was raining. The waitresses were friendly and made sure we were doing fine. The food was excellent, we both got two of the burgers. The amber ale glazed onion on mine was awesome.
I had a sampling of all 9 of their beers on tap. They were $2/4oz, which is a bit much for the house beers, but a bit cheaper for the seasonals, so it sort of evened out, plus I don't mind paying a little extra in order to sample everything. The beers were pretty good, their porter was the one that really stood out. Overall it was a really nice experience. We even exchanged a few words with the two guys next two us about all the beer samples. This, among a number of things, makes me wish I lived in Boston, or at least went up there much more often.
07-13-2011 02:51:35 |
More by VoiceOfTheSoul
Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, MA
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