John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

Brewery and American Restaurant
33 Dunster St (at Mt Auburn St.), Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–1:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
Wheelchair Accessible:
Yes

Harvard Square, Brewery, Live Music, Craft Beer

7.5/10

Based on 208 votes

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  • beer
  • triple chocolate brownie sundae
  • mac & cheese
  • meatloaf
  • spacious
  • burgers
  • good for groups
  • fish & chips
  • pulled pork
  • big screen TVs
  • great value
  • pepperoni pizza
  • pies
  • sliders
  • authentic
  • french fries
  • steak
  • good for a late night
  • bourbon
  • good for dates
  • Charles W.

    The Lobster Mac and cheese was good. Could do without the hot sauce, though.

    Charles Woods · 5 days ago
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  • Brent G.

    Good beer. Food was good. Service a bit slow.

    Brent Gatewood · 2 weeks ago
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  • Basy H.

    Interesting place, mediocre dinner. Nice beer.

    Basy Ha · March 14
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  • Kate G.

    Cheap, delicious beers! Definitely returning.

    Kate Gwilt · March 4
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  • Sara M.

    Great burgers!

    Sara Miltenberger · February 16
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  • Cristina R.

    Fish n chips

    Cristina Ruiz · January 29
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  • Cristina R.

    Sheppard's Pie

    Cristina Ruiz · January 29
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  • C B.

    Service isn't the greatest but the Mac and cheese and fish and chips are really good. Cool beer selection. The oatmeal stout was my favorite

    C Bailey · January 4
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  • 🌀Ipek Ebru Y.

    Please Try Calamari -an appitizer- but you may also have it as a main course it is really big

    🌀Ipek Ebru Y.🌀 · June 7, 2014
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  • Seyda C.

    Typical American pub, with dirty forks and knifes, glasses and plates. Nonetheless food is really good... Tried Shepard's pie and apple crumble - both were delicious...

    Seyda Caskurlu · May 22, 2014
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  • Estrawen

    Отличное заведение, большой выбор пива. Супер атмосфера.

    Estrawen · May 5, 2014
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  • Kelly R.

    The triple chocolate brownie sundae in a mason jar is phenomenal.

    Kelly Ren · April 20, 2014
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  • Daniel L.

    Do not get the flourless chocolate and almond torte. It is such a disappointment... :(

    Daniel Lara · February 16, 2014
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  • Alex S.

    Triple chocolate brownie sundae omg.

    Alex Song · October 5, 2013
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  • Sunshine B.

    Try the Chicken Pot Pie - Lovely flaky crust, tasty sauce- perfect!

    Sunshine Baker · September 30, 2013
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  • Stephanie M.

    Spacious venue makes it perfect for large groups. The Epiphany looks interesting on the menu, but ask to sample it before you commit- it's definitely an acquired taste. Play it safe with an Arrow IPA.

    Stephanie Miceli · September 14, 2013
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  • Ashly S.

    Good place for drinks and food while in Harvard Square. Large space, nice atmosphere (but dark), and good drink selection.

    Ashly Sanford · August 29, 2013
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  • Ana R.

    Why is it so cold?! No need for the extra ceiling fans!

    Ana Ramos · August 10, 2013
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  • Brooke E.

    I probably don't have to tell you this, but try the sampler! Great deal and 4 of 5 were jaw-dropping.

    Brooke Evans · May 12, 2013
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  • Michael S.

    food is great, good atmosphere depending if you want a bar feel, great beers.

    Michael Silano · April 12, 2013
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  • Eric L.

    Don't get their pizza! But definitely try their Bourbon Salmon!

    Eric Lemaire · March 24, 2013
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  • Aiesha P.

    The Chicken BLT is a great sandwich and the Lobster Mac n Cheese hits the spot.

    Aiesha P · March 22, 2013
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  • Nicholas L.

    Some big TVs w/ EHF (European Handball) = surprisingly awesome. Want to start a league here

    Nicholas Lamphere · February 28, 2013
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  • Nicholas L.

    XO Porter. Nice one (seasonal).

    Nicholas Lamphere · February 28, 2013
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  • Christopher W.

    Get the Dunkel Weizen!

    Christopher Winnyk · January 7, 2013
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  • Ryan C.

    Pilsner Falscher. Do it.

    Ryan Campbell · November 24, 2012
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  • Austra Z.

    The pulled pork is serious #LINsanity.

    Austra Zubkovs · March 11, 2012
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  • Nick P.

    Awesome beer & meatloaf (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Nick Prokesch · January 27, 2012
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  • Max M.

    Go somewhere else. The service here sucks.

    Max Madden · December 18, 2011
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  • Paul S.

    The "Fall'N Stormy" is incredible. Dangerous

    Paul Sales · November 26, 2011
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  • Malek B.

    If you like sour then go for the Flemish brown. Really good

    Malek Bsat · November 13, 2011
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  • Matt L.

    Porter is very nice.

    Matt Lloyd · October 26, 2011
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  • Bill G.

    Race at the Head of the Charles, then drink 1 pitcher of each beer. Do it!

    Bill Greer · October 22, 2011
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  • Jake S.

    The chips at the bar are delicious, but addictive. Be careful, you've been warned.

    Jake Smith · October 9, 2011
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  • Cesar H.

    Great BBQ Burger!!!

    Cesar Hernandez · August 6, 2011
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  • Mark K.

    Oatmeal stout=good

    Mark Kowalski · July 28, 2011
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  • Marc B.

    John Harvard's home brewed Oatmeal Stout. Ridiculously good. nom nom nom

    Marc Baskin · July 28, 2011
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  • Evan M.

    Five 5oz each beer sampler for $5.50!! Oh snap

    Evan Morikawa · June 24, 2011
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  • Phil V.

    This is a great place to visit if you are severely depressed. Good beers in a dungeon esque environment. Don't forget to take off your socks and walk across the vintage carpet!

    Phil Vicario · June 4, 2011
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  • Katie C.

    Try the Cuban, it's amazing!

    Katie Contario · April 21, 2011
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  • @swemeatballs78

    Excellent student (and non student for that matter) boozer. Try the local brew

    @swemeatballs78 · March 2, 2011
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  • Annie W.

    Get the beer sampler! 5 small beers for a great price.

    Annie Wang · February 5, 2011
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  • Kareem M.

    The fried calamari is AMAZING (onions, peppers, tomato sauce, etc.)!

    Kareem McJagger · January 16, 2011
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  • Nicole P.

    Pepperoni pizza leaves a lot to be desired...ale steak and cheese sliders are great!!!! Carbonara Mac and cheese a+, meatloaf no good!

    Nicole Pluff · December 12, 2010
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  • Rod G.

    cask ale and Boston cream pie are good.

    Rod Gallagher · November 7, 2010
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  • Al S.

    Yellow Belly is a fantastic hoppy-yet-not-quite-IPA-hoppy American Ale. Drink it, you will.

    Al S · October 7, 2010
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  • Marc P.

    Pleasantly surprised by the great beer! Get the sampler. They'll let you switch things out if you ask.

    Marc Pitman · September 25, 2010
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  • Brian D.

    Awesome place to grab lunch. Great beers and priced right!

    Brian Danielson · July 30, 2010
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  • Christine F.

    A long-time favorite haunt. Buffalo chicken sandwich, fish & chips, and must have espresso stout when available!

    Christine Frost · June 3, 2010
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  • Jenny N.

    Must order chicken pot pie as it's hands down best in Boston!

    Jenny N · May 16, 2010
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