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Taps: 20 / Bottles: 20
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
350 Massachusetts Ave
phone: (617) 577-9100
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 13
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3
Typical Irish pub-style restaurant / pub. The place is airy, relaxing and themed. I kind of like it, although there's a heavy feeling of fabrication in the vibe. Like going to a theme-park restaurant ... you know it's all fake and provided for your entertainment. I like all of the big wood furniture, too.
You'll find at least 20 beers on-tap and around another 20 in bottle. For the most part the selection is typical, but you'll find the occasional special, like Harpoon 100 Barrel. All in all better than most of its genre, with many local fall-back beers. So even if you are a hardcore beer geek, you can still find something to suit your palate.
Food is average, but it's quality food. No frills, and expected. Bangers and mash, sheppard's pie, fish & chips, steaks ... you get the point.
Service is polite and attentive.
They also entertain with live pub-style music throughout the week. Check the website for listings.
Not a place to get excited about, but once and a while it's worth a visit and I've never had a complaint.
10-11-2003 00:36:27 |
More by Todd
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
The Asgard Irish Pub is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. & Sydney St. in Cambridge, between Central Square and MIT. It is in a building next to a hotel, and seems to get some of the hotel guest crowd. It is in the former location of a Tex-Mex restaurant (Austin Grill), and so the colors and some of the motif inside the pub are Southwest oriented. It is a very large room (entrance off Mass Ave.) with large glass window walls on Mass. Ave. and Sydney St.. The ceiling is high. The bar is long, and L-shaped, with a wooden surface. There are wine and liquor bottle racks on the wall behind the bar, and this wall has several large mirrors worked in. The seating at the bar is on square chairs with backs. There are many tables in the bar area for seating (and there is a purely restaurant area in the back, along Sydney St.). They list live musical acts Thur-Sat in Mar. & Apr. I saw one tv in the bar area.
I give this pub a higher score for selection than for "quality" because they do offer 20 beers on tap and 13 in bottles, but there are only a handful that I would bother having. The bartender was very friendly and helpful. On a Sat. night the place was pretty full, but not overly crowded, and there were seats at the bar. Overall a nice place to have a pint (draft beers are avail. in 16 and 20 oz).
[Tap: LaBatt Blue, Magners Cider, Blue Moon, Harpoon IPA, Sam Adams lager, Killians, Amstel Lt, Harp, Bass, Guinness, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Newcastle, Boddingtons, Murphy's, Magic Hat #9, Anchor Steam, Carlsberg, Pilsner Urquell, Becks, Stella Artois]
[Bottle: Pabst, Bud, Bud Lt, Coors Lt, Miller Lt, Rolling Rock, Sam Adams Lt, Corona, Molson, Heineken, Hoegaarden, Old Speckled Hen, Clausthauler]
Most recent visit: Jan. 2006. Service improved. Guinness was fresh.
03-02-2003 01:37:40 |
More by UncleJimbo
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4
Good grub and that is about it. Faux rural Irish Pub look. Service can be slow at times as well as snooty. Three out of the five beers we ordered tasted stale. We were told that the kegs were new but the lines must be dirty. Hmm ... if the lines are dirty why not clean them? Only the stouts seemed fresh so you are better off sticking to them or a bottled beer.
06-24-2002 05:40:33 |
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The Asgard in Cambridge, MA
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