Beat Brew Hall

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$30 and under
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In the heart of Harvard Square, Beat Brew Hall welcomes all who seek friendly company, good conversation and an outstanding craft beer program. Inspired by European beer hall traditions, we serve locally sourced foods, well crafted brews, and drinks to please all.

Where fun loving people come to meet finely crafted beers. Style that stands out, but doesn't boast, the Beat Brew Hall invites every person to come, learn, laugh and unwind. Our thoughtful menu soothes the soul with standout flavors that compliment our wide range of elite cocktails and exclusive craft beers. Walking into the doors one feels at ease and welcome. Our music matches the magic of this place: something extraordinary for the Harvard Square and Boston area. Simply put, Beat Brew Hall is home away from home.

We are Harvard Square's destination for Beats and Brews with a Kitchen that dishes out seasonal flavors from across the globe.
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.7
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BostonSouthEndGuy
New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I’ve been to this location about 10 times and every time the staff has been amazing, friendly, and quick. The beer list is incredible and kept rotating. Atmosphere is very loud but fun. The food continues to greatly disappoint, though. The prices are very high for the low quality ingredients. Portions are on the smaller side for the price. I’ve never had a good meal here. This owner also owns the Beehive, with similar prices but some of Boston’s best food. I’m not sure why the Beat Brew can’t reach that level for food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big shout out to Raphael who gave us excellent advice and service. Very friendly place: great food, fun bar games, great atmosphere.

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vipjonathanu
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience , everything was on point, great beer selection! I will go back .....

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BostonSouthEndGuy
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The staff is always very friendly and moderately attentive - Beer list is outstanding. Food is some of the worst, ordered a med rare ($19) burger and it came out very well done, poor quality meat, small portions for price, soggy fries, tiny tacos. Have been several times and will never be back for food, drinks yes. So incredibly disappointing considering the other restaurants this owner has, Beehive, is some of the best food in Boston.

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EthanM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I recommend the artichoke mushroom flatbread pizza. 👍

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience2

Too loud for us!

DD
vipDiningDiva
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a fun way to start an evening that included seeing Gloria: A Life at A.R.T.

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vipLisaF
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too loud and food WAY too expensive. $16 for French fries? Nope nope nope

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Doreenc
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was so noisy that two of our party left immediately. Then we couldn't hear the waiter. Also the beer selection was not that great and very pricey. No dark beer to speak of in winter? Only 3 to choose from for pitchers? We ended up leaving. A brew hall should actually have lots of brews to choose from and affordable food and you should be able to talk to your friends.

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EatOutALot
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I'm not young, so when I stepped in here and saw what appeared to be a beer hall filled with college kids, my expectation for the cuisine was cautious. I must say that they surprise me with amazing and authentic Mexican cuisine. My wife and I loved it and will go back again. I might even have a beer.

KB
KelseyB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Upscale prices, shack atmosphere and ok food. Waitress seemed unhappy

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vipFoodEssence
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

It's noisy in there, but that's to be expected, and the décor is informal. The food choices are limited and I was disappointed with the food quality. Service was OK. It's more like a pub/bar. I like the old Beat Hotel better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Eli was extremely professional - everything was delicious and he had great drink and food recommendations! He did a great job handling our party of 10!

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nataliel
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced, divey-chic shouldn't be a thing. A flight of 4 beers was ~$24. A small flatbread was $18 + tasted like frozen pizza. It's like they went through a checklist of essential hipster things when designing. I would not recommend for any occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The server didn’t seem to know the restaurant but didn’t mention she was new. It took an hour to get a beer...at a beer hall. Our food had already arrived and the sides came long after the main courses were eaten. Then we were overcharged. The food was delicious but the portioned were extremely small and expensive even for Cambridge. I was hoping for a new go to but this won’t be it.

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ScottS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Beet Brew Hall for many occasions, but this was my first time going there for their brunch. It was awesome! It is all a Tex-Mex theme, and the burrito that I had was delicious and the guacamole tasted better than many of the area's Mexican restaurants. It wasn't terribly crowded on a Sat. afternoon, and this will now be my go to brunch spot!

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vipjoen
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were fantastic. The number of beer choices is incredible. I had the chili burger and fries. To die for!!

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Michelle
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my visit to Beat Brew Hall! The beer selection was through the roof (as you'd expect with any beer hall) with a wide variety of different styles of beer, some that you can't even find at other bars! The food was delicious - I'd highly recommend the tacos and the fried chicken. Service was quick and friendly. 11/10 would recommend + will definitely be coming back soon for their live music.

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eeats
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The staff at Beat Brew Hall were all great, nice and friendly. The food wasn't good. Maybe it was an off night for the kitchen? The atmosphere is fun and lively and so maybe a better place to just go for a drink!

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peterp
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Casual, relaxed, low stress ambiance. Attentive and pleasant staff. Food was very good if you like mexican

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say this place impressed my friend and I. The beer selection was quite unique and interesting. They definitely have something to please every beer drinker. Our server was well versed in making sure we understood what we were ordering. The food and beer pairings were excellent. As for the food, the fried chicken is a home run. The vibe was upbeat and energetic. We will be back to try more of their beer list.

JF
JillF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is our second committee get together at Beat Brew Hall. The tables are arranged so that it is very easy to talk with everyone there - we had 8 people - without getting out of your seat. The beer selection is great and there are really good table sharing options. I recommend it!

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ZachIsGod
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in Cambridge. Easy to find with a nice big sign. Service was great and staff explained the menu well. The staff even changed one of the TV's to the football game we were looking for. Taco's, truffle fries, and the everything pretzel was awesome. Would definitely come again.

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IndianaV
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We loved this place, good food, excellent service. Good ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibe, the food, and the drinks. The everything spiced pretzel was amazing, and the green chile cheeseburger was bomb. Top it off with the Ricky Boogy - one of their frozen drinks - and you’re in for a good night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience. Food, drinks and service were great.

CC
ColtonC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience at Beat Brew Hall!! From the beer to the food to the service everything was outstanding! Definitely worth a trip to Harvard Square, it’s a party!

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BettyL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the Thanksgiving. Nice food choice for meat eaters and vegetarians. Really high quality gypsy jazz music was fun and the drinks were goid.

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EDWARDW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Went on quiet Sunday night and sat at bar so probably did not get real sense of it. The food was delicious. Not a huge fan of the hall-style decor. But can’t say I didn’t know that’s what it was.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never seen so many beers in one place, great selection! Sara, our server was very attentive, a mind reader (this coming from a very picky person). Loved the duck confit sliders and my partner went nuts about the burger, wow, that's a "Must Try"! Nice choice of music. Too bad we had to catch a movie and didnt have time, but we will definitely be back, and this time we WILL order the "tres leches" and stay around for the live music.
Thank you Sara and Beat

WM
vipWileyM
New England
39 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Waitress forgot one drink. No big deal. No salmon available. Bigger deal. Tacos so delicious but so overpriced.

FAQs

Beat Brew Hall offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 499-0001.

Beat Brew Hall is rated 4 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.