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Mirage 09-14-2008 02:58 AM

John Harvards
Anyone in Boston/Cambridge been to John Harvards? Boston Beer Works was being discussed and I forgot about this place. It has both good beer and food. Anyone else have any experience?

paulthenurse 09-14-2008 04:51 AM

I had a horrible time there last spring. Not the one in Harvard Sq but in Framingham. I wrote about it here. I haven't been and won't go back.


BearsWickedBrew 09-14-2008 04:52 AM

Ha! I live in Cambridge, and I was searching the net to find a diff place to go for dinner w/ the SWMBO tonight. I came across this place for the 1st time tonight...& now I see this. What are the chances! We didn't go...so I can't comment. I am a big fan of Cambridge Brewing Company though in Kendall Square.

Professor Frink 09-14-2008 07:33 AM

I haven't been there in a while, but from what I remember... meh.

oberon567 09-14-2008 09:09 PM

I have never gone there myself, but as a grad student at Harvard I know a bunch of people who go and enjoy it thoroughly... though I cannot speak for their appreciation of good beer nor what they consider good food... I am sure I will go sooner or later, living so close to it after all..

bigjohnmilford 09-15-2008 10:09 AM

I haven't been to the one in Cambridge. But the one in Providence is ok. I've never been for more than a beer in Framingham. I'd like to get to the one in Manchester CT. Our lhbs owner is now brewing over there and I'd like to try out his brews.

Mirage 09-15-2008 12:48 PM

That's pretty cool. So each one has different beers? Or is he working for them and producing their beers?

bigjohnmilford 09-15-2008 01:30 PM

As far as I know each has there own beers. It could be there are some house brews and then a few the brewer can throw in as his/her choice. I'll get more info the next time I speak to him.

Calico Jack 09-15-2008 02:37 PM

The John Harvard's in Harvard Sq. is actually pretty decent-- the food is quintessential pub grub. Besides their regular lineup, there are quite a few seasonal/specialty brews the brewer puts out on a regular basis. I haven't been in about a week, but last time I was there they had a 12% wheat wine and their demon double pale ale on. Both were very good. Their RIS called midwinter's is also quite good. So is their saison.

As far as brewpubs in the Boston area go, this is second best to Cambridge Brewing Co.

Mirage 09-15-2008 03:19 PM

Yet another vote for Cambridge Brewing Co. I need to head over there. Maybe sometime this week. I looked at their beer list last night, and they have a GREAT selection. Looking forward to trying it.

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