Food & Drink

100 drafts in Kendall Square

Soft opening today in Kendall's former Quantum Books (aww man, really?), this loungy, semi-industrial beer castle plates upscale lunch-thru-late night vittles (from an egg-topped steak tartare w/ anchovy vinaigrette to a signature VT turkey, bacon & avocado club), and pours over 100 draughts (including Peak Hop Noir, Wee Heavy Scottish Ale, McChouffe Brown, Hoptical Illusion, and Storm King Stout) in a 32-table (plus upstairs lounge) space rocking high ceilings hung with faux candle chandeliers, and comfy leather couches that overlook a massive 36-seat copper island bar lit by a series of elegant banker's lamps -- though try all the beers available, and the only one being carried will be you.