This is the 11th post of I’ve written in May as part of my #21PostsInMay Challenge where I aim to write a new post every single weekday in the month of May. You can see all posts written in May here.
It’s the massively sized bar and impressive selection of draught beer that immediately catches your eye. You can’t miss it when you enter.
Meadhall is called such for a very good reason. The gastropub in Kendall Square’s hot tech area (which overtook the location of a nerdy named bookstore called Quantum Books), boasts a hundred beers on tap. The bar is most clearly the focus of the place, taking up virtually all of the restaurant’s real estate.
The famous Wall of Beer.
It’s also a fun place to sit.
The round shape of the bar made it doable for our party of four to sit together and chat.
And it’s fun to look at that wall of beer and pick which one you might want to try next. I tried a 120-minute Dogfish Head IPA (among many other beers) which was very unusual and interesting. Between the four of us, we tried a myriad of beers, and it was fun tasting each others’ beers as well.
Food is fine, but not particularly destination-worthy. The focus is clearly the beer, but some dishes are pretty good. The Beer Brined Chicken Wings were tasty. You could choose between house made buffalo or barbeque flavored wings and choose between buttermilk ranch or blue cheese dressing.
Meadhall Black Angus Burger comes with a half-pound black Angus patty (ground in house) served with house pickles, coarse mustard, and hand-cut fries.
You can add cheese, bacon, or a fried egg for $1 extra each. Of course Bryan opted for all three.
I got the Grilled Chicken Sandwich, which was pretty underwhelming. The chicken was dry and didn’t have that much flavor. Definitely opt for the burger over this sandwich.
Meadhall is a great neighborhood restaurant and definitely fills a need in the Kendall Square area. It has, by far, the best beer selection in the Kendall Square area (and probably in the whole city). Prices are very affordable, and most of the food is alright. I still think Cambridge Common (on the other side of the city), has better food, but if you’re in the immediate area and want unparalleled beer selection with decent food, Meadhall is not a bad bet.