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Lord Hobo

Lord Hobo

Gastropub, Pub, and New American Restaurant$$$$
Cambridge
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    Brian B.
    "Excellent beer list on par with American Craft and Publick House."(28 Tips)
    Dan R.
    "Perfect truffle fries and also get the chicken lollipops."(7 Tips)
    Robyn H.
    "$1 oyster and $5 appetizer specials are amazing!"(4 Tips)
    Jeremy B.
    "Great beers on tap, even have my favorite, Monk's Sour Ale."(15 Tips)
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  • Lord Hobo
    Lord HoboJuly 11, 2017
    Every Tuesday, our mayor gets a free order of tacos.
  • Dan R.heart icon on user image
    Dan RobertsJuly 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best beer bar in Cambridge. Amazing selection and all that, but really the reason to come here is that the food is excellent. Perfect truffle fries and also get the chicken lollipops.
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    Trevor HolmesNovember 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Just found they have this thing called Cheese Grits which literally is the best thing I've ever tasted. So, get that, and if you're there for brunch get the biscuits 'n' gravy. Breakfast of champions.
  • Peter H.heart icon on user image
    Peter HowlandApril 9, 2017
    Had the Box lunch for brunch, sandwich and a their Glorious pale ale - delicious. Staff was warm and friendly. No wait just stepped in and had a great meal.
  • Leah V.
    Leah VarneyNovember 4, 2012
    Go on Sunday for brunch. It's catching on fast as it used to be my little secret. It's getting busier these days. I always get the bisquits and gravy. It is to DIE for! Grapefruit mimosa -also yum
  • thoughtbot
    thoughtbotAugust 31, 2013
    Lord Hobo is the old B-Side Lounge. Situated in a residential neighborhood a 15 minute walk from Kendall or Central Squares on the Red Line you need to want it to get here. It's worth it.
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comDecember 13, 2012
    There are 40 rotating taps, and, boy, do they rotate, with great rare beers. The bottle list is just as much of a treasure trove. The wait staff is knowledgeable and welcoming. Read more
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagJanuary 29, 2015
    A beer connoisseur’s bar with 40-plus ever-changing taps from local faves (Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project) to national breweries (San Diego’s Green Flash). Read more
  • Aaron W.heart icon on user image
    Aaron WheelerSeptember 11, 2017
    Get the veggie burger! They call it something else but it's so tasty. The seasonal halloumi is also divine, albeit untraditionally prepared.
  • Matt B.heart icon on user image
    Matt BarberSeptember 23, 2016
    Like a kid in a candy store. Great menu if you love craft and different styles
  • Emrecan D.heart icon on user image
    Emrecan DMarch 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beer selection and great food! Not your average bar food! Try short ribs sandwich, it is heavenly.
  • Jeremy K.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great craft beer selection and pretty good food and service. They know their beers too and will get some gems once in a while too.
  • Boston Phoenix
    Boston PhoenixJuly 29, 2010
    The food at Lord Hobo is very good, but don’t go if you don’t love fresh, extreme draught beers, because the beer is the uniquely wonderful thing here. The friendly servers are there to aid newbies. Read more
  • Lee A.heart icon on user image
    Lee AllenAugust 8, 2014
    The burger was great. The bartender was awesome. The draft list was amazing. I would frequent this place regularly if I lived in Boston.
  • Caleb H.
    Caleb HutchingsNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best beer bars in Cambridge. Great draught selection, food is good but menu is slim. The truffle fries are the go to appetizer and $1 oyster deal is a good decision.
  • Tera A.heart icon on user image
    Tera AndrianoffSeptember 3, 2014
    There's food available as long as they're open, even substantial stuff like sandwiches. And the beer selection is always top notch, but that's almost a given.
  • Cole T.heart icon on user image
    Cole TOctober 20, 2017
    The house beers are good but they really shine with their guest tap list. Only drank here but man is it pricey--be prepared to drop some coin if coming here for a couple drinks.
  • Michael T.
    Michael ThieleOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food and an excellent rotating taplist. Best beer bar in the Boston area. Only downside is parking can be difficult and it's a long walk to the Central or Kendall T.
  • Jay P.
    Jay PorterOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I thought that the menu read to sound amazing. After 3 visits, however, I have yet to be thrilled by any of the items I've tried. The beer (and cocktail) list is impressive, but expect to wait.
  • Untappd
    UntappdSeptember 21, 2012
    Just steps away from Meadhall, this little spot has a great selection to wet your taste buds. Has a good wine selection as well, if your into that thing!
  • Laura W.heart icon on user image
    Laura WongDecember 12, 2016
    Pretty divey place, very dark inside but they have a huge beer list. The menu is fairly small but the food is pretty good, it's comfort/bar food.The portions arent huge but it is filling.
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    KyleAugust 13, 2017
    The beer list was great and the people were fun. The ceviche tasted unconventional but delicious. A little loud.
  • Brendan R.heart icon on user image
    Brendan RafterySeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great draught beer selection. Fair warning: it gets pretty loud in here on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LeMayJuly 9, 2012
    Only went once, opening night. Line down the block. I had Cantillon (framboise and gueuze) on TAP! was in an earthly heaven. Don't remember the food as I was too focused on my Cantillon. 50 craft taps
  • Enig M.heart icon on user image
    Enig MueJuly 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Craft beer selection, overall drink selection. Various delicious options
  • The Ad Club
    The Ad ClubJanuary 29, 2011
    A favorite "dive" in Cambridge. Kitchen is open late, food is great, but make sure you get there early if they have a favorite beer on tap. Best kegs get kicked early.
  • CityRover M.
    CityRover MediaJanuary 5, 2011
    Not to be outdone by the drinks, the food menu features comfort foods like fried calamari, steak tartare, mac & cheese with applewood smoked bacon, & a massive veggie burger with loads of toppings. Read more
  • Rob P.heart icon on user image
    Rob PauloskiMarch 27, 2016
    Huge selection of beer. Kind of a hipster atmosphere but still enjoyable.
  • Zachary B.
    Zachary Bouzan-KaloustianAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I've spent time in Boston, NYC, Europe and Lord Hobo remains one of my favorites for amazing / creative entres and a top-notch selection of beer and liquor
  • Lori-Jo S.
    Lori-Jo SAugust 21, 2014
    Awesome beer menu and really cool vibe - great 'out of the way' stop for beer lovers.
  • Marcus H.
    Marcus HarrisonJuly 2, 2016
    One of the best beer bars in the city, top 5 for sure if you're willing to drop $$$$ on beer. Probably the worst service.
  • Jacob S.heart icon on user image
    Jacob SloanSeptember 27, 2013
    Great selection of sours and beers in general. Get the spicy fries. You won't be disappointed.
  • Shane M.heart icon on user image
    Shane MartinSeptember 25, 2016
    Beer list is top notch. Must visit while in Boston for beer nerds
  • Billy G.heart icon on user image
    Billy GrueterNovember 14, 2018
    Ask about their Beer Sampler. Simply amazing!!
  • Nate B.heart icon on user image
    Nate BeattyMarch 17, 2015
    The brussels sprouts are exceptional. Great atmosphere for groups or a date ;)
  • Christopher M.heart icon on user image
    Christopher MarkJanuary 27, 2016
    Best beer in Boston. Huge tap list, including many fun and rare beers.
  • Francesca G.heart icon on user image
    Francesca GordiniSeptember 16, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a goid Italian Negroni. Ask Erin to make it for you and she'll make it about perfect
  • Brian B.
    Brian BatchelderJuly 9, 2011
    Excellent beer list on par with American Craft and Publick House. Only drawback is it's kinda far from a T stop...but worth the trip.
  • Dan G.heart icon on user image
    Dan GoodwinNovember 23, 2014
    Great beer list and the service was top rate.
  • Enrico S.heart icon on user image
    Enrico SApril 12, 2015
    Great spot for nightlife. Lots of good beers and drinks. Very crowded on weekends.
  • Melis R.heart icon on user image
    Melis RodriguesDecember 22, 2014
    Awesome beer selection, great truffle fries, and yummy homemade veggie burger
  • Ian C.heart icon on user image
    Ian CoveyJanuary 13, 2016
    One of the best tap lists in Massachusetts.
  • Constantin W.heart icon on user image
    Constantin WOctober 22, 2018
    Go for the hobo flight! A good neighborhood pub!
  • Jeremy B.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy BurnsNovember 9, 2014
    Great beers on tap, even have my favorite, Monk's Sour Ale.
  • Jackie O.
    Jackie OlsonFebruary 16, 2012
    Not only do they have an amazing beer selection but you have to order the polenta fries! They are to die for!
  • Mark L.
    Mark LoganNovember 3, 2013
    Impressive beer selection. The fries with truffle aioli was also quite tasty.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BaronMay 11, 2016
    A little on the loud side. House beers are very good.
  • David C.heart icon on user image
    David CarrMarch 16, 2018
    One of the best craft beer bars in the entire Northeast!
  • Untappd
    UntappdAugust 20, 2011
    Great selection of hard to find Belgian and European beers. Ask for tastings before you order as these can be pricey.
  • Clare L.
    Clare LaVergneJuly 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for the truffle fries. They're only on the late night menu, but they have them all the time. Amazing.
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