If you’re looking to drink craft beer in super hip surroundings with a throwback playlist and some of the tastiest beers around, I highly suggest checking out Lamplighter Brewing in Cambridge. This microbrewery only opened in the fall of 2016 and it has already exploded onto the Boston beer scene.
Lamplighter pretty much nails the craft beer experience starting from the first impression. They’ve got two separate bar areas each with their own unique personality. The front bar faces the street and features poured concrete, light wood stools, low tables, and a raised lounge with more seating and couches. The music in the front room is usually some combo of ’90s or 2000s nostalgia. In the back bar, the mood is darker with black walls, a more modern soundtrack, and a massive mural of multicolored tigers. The overall vibe at Lamplighter is a lot cozier and more intimate than some of the bigger breweries in town.
And of course, the beers are amazing. Whether you like wheat, ale, or a stout, there’s something tasty on tap. Their real strength, however, is with IPAs. My personal favorite is their “Birds of a Feather” IPA.
For beer lovers coming to visit Boston, you have to check out our microbrewery scene. That tour should include the always delicious Lamplighter.