CAMBRIDGE, MA – Show me a beer bar that has over 100 taps, and I will show you a place that serves an overwhelming amount of macro beers alongside a few ciders and large craft producers.
Then show me Meadhall and tell me to think again.
Brewbound.com was fortunate enough to be invited for the grand opening of Boston’s newest craft-beer bar last Wednesday, April 27th. As beer fans flocked to Kendall Square, the staff at Meadhall scrambled to put the finishing touches on the decor.
Once they finally opened the doors at 4:30, anxious fans quickly filed their way through the revolving doors and claimed a seat at the bar- which encircles the 100-plus taps.
From a beer standpoint, Meadhall might offer one of the most diverse selections of craft in the Boston area, with local offerings such as Peak Organic and Notch Session to more distributed selections from Sierra Nevada and Lagunitas. A nice selection of Belgians offer an alternative to U.S made beers, and prices aren’t astronomical, with most offerings priced from $6.
Menu options on the food side range from a $12 burger to more expensive entree options like swordfish. Perhaps even more unique than the beer selection is the lack of televisions in the main bar-area downstairs, which encourages conversation amongst patrons.
Upstairs, comfy leather couches and coffee tables round out the ambiance and offer guests the chance to escape what can often times be a crowded and loud bar scene downstairs. The upstairs portion also features a bar area with 10 tap lines, which will eventually play host to private events and brewery nights.
If you work in the area, this place will make a nice option for both lunch and after-work drinks. However, if you plan on visiting from outside the area, stop by after 9 p.m. as the crowds tend to thin out after dinner.
It will be also interesting to see how Meadhall competes with Lord Hobo and Cambridge Brewing Co. just around the corner.