Bars that offer the best beer don’t always offer the best eats, but Cambridge Brewing Company is a happy exception. Though it gained its reputation for the delicious and frequently innovative beers it brews on-site – just peek through the glass behind the welcoming bar to see the brewing in process in the arrayed stainless steel tanks- CBC (as it is familiarly known) takes its food almost as seriously.
In fact, there are so many good options that it’s sometimes hard to pick. I’m partial to the amazing brunch with whatever egg sandwich is on offer, sometimes on a jalapeno biscuit or even on bread pudding. Later on the fish and chips can’t be missed and vegetarians are also well served here with house made veggie burgers or pizza. And even though their standard beers -an amber, a porter, a golden ale, and a pale ale- would be standouts anywhere else, I’m usually drawn to their rotating seasonal beers. There are frequently collaborations with other local, national, or international brewers, these can be anything from sake/ beer hybrids to oak-aged sour ales to delicious saisons. If you can’t decide, a knowledgeable bartender or server will be happy to advise.
In warm weather, outdoor seating makes CBC even more irresistible, but I like to sit at the bar, which is bathed in sunlight from the skylights above regardless of the weather, as I ponder which beer to order next.