I had the same experience. I went there once and was impressed with the number of beers they had, but the first thing I asked for they were out of.
I wasn't too impressed with the table layout and decor, either.
I'm with you, I'd go to Lord Hobo any day of the week. As a matter of fact, when I had a choice to go out to dinner (anywhere, any price, boss said to put it on the company card) one night in Boston with SWMBO, we went to Lord Hobo. We like it that much.