Cambridge Pub Crawl
Boston isn’t widely known for nightclubs and uppity, expensive lounges. The heart of Boston’s nightlife is found in its legendary pubs. We’re fortunate to have Boston’s best watering holes right here in Cambridge. The next time you’re heading out, consider trying one of these legendary taverns. If you’re feeling up to it, stop by each of them for the ultimate Cambridge Pub Crawl. Here are our favorite, in no particular order:
A cozy, unassuming bar, Lord Hobo is easy to miss from the street. This craft brew den features 40 rotating taps, and they rotate often. Some of the rarest beers in Boston can be found here. Sip on amazing craft brew libations while you eat equally amazing appetizers.
Cambridge Brewing Company
Cambridge Brewing Company is the first commercial brewery to produce a Belgian beer in America. Even though they’re local, Cambridge Brewing competes nationally and boasts some medal-winning brews. Brewmaster Will Meyers is very experimental and not afraid to offer crazy concoctions like a sake-beer hybrid. All beers are made at the brewery, and the servers are happy to tell the story behind each one.
Named after the renowned author, Bukowski Tavern serves up some of the best craft brews in all of Boston. Unsure of what to get? Give the beer wheel a spin and grab what the spinner lands on! Sticking with its literary theme, Bukowski’s menu shouts obscenities at you and features items such as the White Trash Cheese Dip.
This lofty beer castle has the largest beer selection in Boston. Their 100-strong draft list ranges from Flanders Sours to Imperial IPAs. You’ll never be disappointed with the variety at Mead Hall, and you’ll probably never try all their beers (that’s not a challenge).
This Harvard pub is a favorite for professors, students and even Natalie Portman. Grendel’s Den even fought for your right to drink, winning a landmark Supreme Court case allowing you to do so. The Beastie Boys would be proud. Indulge in your freedom beer while you cozy up next to the faux fireplace.
Located in an historic building in the heart of Inman Square, this serious Irish Pub is a Cambridge classic. The Druid’s fish & chips are absolutely legendary, and they even come in traditional newspaper wrapping. This pub is more Irish than the Irish themselves. Of course, order a Guinness.
From craft beer castles to legendary historic pubs, Cambridge has the best bars in Boston. You can consider yourself a true Cantabrigian once you’ve conquered each of these classic pubs. Enjoy your pub crawl and feel free to share any other honorable mentions with us on social media!-Jeff Richards