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John Harvard's Brew House

33 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
+1 617-868-3585
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good43%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
33 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
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Reviewed today via mobile

Popped in here for lunch on a Sunday, menu is largely typical American bar food, the pulled pork burger was quite nice. Limited selection of beers but a good range and variety, had the three berry one which tasted good. Atmosphere was quit when I...More

Thank S P
Reviewed 16 February 2018

TODAY I had a terrible experience in this place, and I will never return. The Manager was extremely EXTREMELY rude to my friends and I. He called himself as a manager, but I doubt a real manager treats people like that. It was a guy...More

2  Thank Diego A
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

We went to a show and 8 of us hooked up afterwards at the brew pub. The beer selection didn’t work for me but ok for others. The menu was pretty extensive, but had some odd pairings with the dishes: hamburger on a Reuben? We...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

John Harvard’s Brew House has a great location near Harvard Square. There is nothing particularly remarkable about it, but it is a decent choice for a drink or pub food.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Nice spot to stop in and meet for drinks, also has nice menu selections. Atmosphere is comfortable, service good.

Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Well, what can I say... This establishment used to be a perfect spot for fish products, presentation, service. The food is OK. Just OK. The service was, well, slow, the server kept forgetting stuff. We ordered 3 teas, sugar and lemon and... got 3 cups...More

Thank El_Gou
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We were well looked after one night here. Great food and a wonderful drink selection. They have Patron tequila as well which isn't easy to find. A great place.

Thank PaulyFrequentFlyer
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I used to hang out in the John Harvard Brew House twenty years ago when on a sabbatical at Harvard, and it was great and lively then. On a recent lunchtime visit with family, it seemed to me that the place has since lost much...More

Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 29 October 2017

For a good dinner before a play this is certainly a good place to go. Attentive servers, fast service and good specials.

Thank WebsterFoodie
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Good bar with college atmosphere. Very delicious chipotle margaritas and very good location. There are options of food and a sports bar.

Thank Rafael I
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
    (Massachusetts Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line T stop- Harvard Square, Cambridge
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-868-3585
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