Bar / Gastropub
Party Earth Review Even the most tattooed of Jamaica Plain’s routinely plaid-clad denizens can tire of swilling PBR, and that’s where Canary Square comes in. This cozy gastropub attracts much the same crowd of hipsters, artists, and laid-back pals as the authentic and popular Brendan Behan's Pub up the street, but pumps up the food and alcohol ... more
435 South Huntington Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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 with young professionals in full post-work chill-out mode, and on weekends with a more energetic hipster ... more
92 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
It’s no secret that Bostonians love beer – not just drinking it, but also analyzing it, and in some cases, brewing it. Boston gastropubs are where the beer snobs of the city proudly unite and agonize over remarkably long draft lists. Varied offerings from beloved local breweries such as Pretty Things, CBC (Cambridge Brewing Company), Harpoon, Wachusett, Blue Hills, and Sam Adams are scrawled on the chalkboards at most beer bars, along with prime selections from the rest of the nation and abroad.
Canary Square in the center of Jamaica Plain provides a cozy atmosphere where hipsters, artists, and laid-back pals can sample nearly 30 craft taps while noshing on small plates of upscale American food.
Kendall Square is the heart of the craft beer movement in Cambridge, with two powerhouses calling the neighborhood home: Lord Hobo and Mead Hall. Lord Hobo is a beer lover’s paradise with over 40 taps and a bottled beer list filled with European imports. Walls hung with the work of local artists and a playlist of alternative hits lend an indie vibe to the dim room. A few streets away, Mead Hall is the holy grail of beer bars with no fewer than 110 craft beers on tap, and caters to a more professional crowd.
Whether you’re a serious beer expert, or a PBR enthusiast looking to branch out, the gastropubs in Boston can pour a pint to satisfy any palate.