Lord Hobo

Bar / Gastropub / Restaurant
Lord Hobo Looking for more info on Lord Hobo in Cambridge, MA? Check out Party Earth for reviews, photos, and more for this Boston beer spot! Boston United States 42.368763 -71.095101
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Lord Hobo - Bar | Gastropub | Restaurant in Boston.
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Party Earth Review After much heralding, Lord Hobo and his motley crew of daily-changing ales and microbrews have set up court in Cambridge. Just beyond the heavy red curtains, patrons will find a single dark chamber filled on weeknights... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–W 5pm–1am, Th–F 5pm–2am, Sa 10am–2am, Su 10am–1am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Lord Hobo Review

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Looking for more info on Lord Hobo in Cambridge, MA? Check out Party Earth for reviews, photos, and more for this Boston beer spot!

After much heralding, Lord Hobo and his motley crew of daily-changing ales and microbrews have set up court in Cambridge.

Just beyond the heavy red curtains, patrons will find a single dark chamber filled on weeknights with young professionals in full post-work chill-out mode, and on weekends with a more energetic hipster crowd sporting skinny jeans and facial hair.

A throbbing backbeat of 90s alt rock albums, played in their entirety, provides a constant soundtrack for the head-bobbing clientele, while the simple yet sleek décor of burnt-red walls and polished mahogany bar, banquette, and tables creates a warm, low-key atmosphere perfect for indulging in the bar’s main attraction – the beer.

An extensive menu featuring eighty brews from near and far – from Cambridge’s own Pretty Things to German pilsners, Russian stouts, and the $45 Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Belgium – should be enough to satisfy any beer enthusiast, while those who prefer grapes and spirits will find a substantial offering of forty wines and twenty specialty cocktails.

The menu can be overwhelming, but the friendly bartenders and servers are more than happy to answer questions, make recommendations, and dole out free samples to the uninitiated.

Popular as a weekday chill-out spot where beer and conversation are king, Lord Hobo nonetheless gets packed to the rafters on the weekends when a slightly rowdier crowd pours in looking for good music and even better beer.

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Tip from Jonah:

Beer fanatics can brush up on Lord Hobo’s offerings by checking out the website, where the owner posts the available beers along with a description of each. It’s also a good idea to get a seat at the bar so you can ask the bartenders questions – because the answers might just come with free samples.

  • Crowd

    Beer aficionados and affluent Cambridge hipsters, mid-20s to late 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    iPod playlists consisting of classic rock and alternative music. Occasional special events including tastings from various breweries from New England to the West Coast. Participates in Boston Beer Week in June. See website for schedule of special events.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Gastropub menu available Mondays through Sundays. Brunch Saturdays and Sundays. Happy Hour M–F 5–7pm with cheap oysters and appetizers.

  • Prices

    Cover charge usually $10 for special events. Appetizers $7–$14, salads $6–$10, entrées $9–$19. Beer $4–$45, wine $8–$12/glass or $30–$275/bottle, cocktails $7–$10.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual jeans and t-shirts to work attire.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Big after-work crowd every night, but the line goes out the door on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

  • Close By

    Atwood’s Tavern (877 Cambridge Street) features live music.

Lord Hobo User Reviews

Average rating:
Delicious beer, Delicious tots.
Delia H. Jun 24, 2013
Lord Hobo is a great spot to get good beer and some upscale comfort food. Definitely get the tater tots and give the lamb lollipops a try. No, they're not as weird as they sound. If you're still nervous, talk to the waitstaff who are always friendly and helpful. They don't hold back on their opinion either, so they will actually tell you if something isn't their This is a great place to go with a small group of friends, and I almost always see someone I know while inside. The music is great, never too loud, with a hefty emphasis on nostalgia. There are often quite a few 20something and 30something singles there, but it's not the kind of place to attract or tolerate creepy folks. This is the domain of the plastic-glasses guy from a tech startup who homebrews, not some bro with a popped collar who asks if you have a twin. The beer list is extensive and rotates, so make sure you start picking out your next beer as soon as yours arrives. And of course, order another round of tots. I really cannot emphasize enough how much you should be consuming the tater tots.
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