47 Palmer Street Cambridge, MA 02138 +1 617 492 7679
Club Passim has been on the cultural scene of Boston for a long time. It is frequented by the Harvard intellectuals for evening get togethers. Club Passim works to promote local and folk music. No alcohol is served here, you can order vegetarian pizzas from the in-house pizzeria, libations from the juice or just a cuppa. Boston is known for its cultural and arts scene and this is a definitely a good place to soak up the arts.
89 Winthrop Street Cambridge, MA 02138 +1 617 491 1160
Grendel's Den is one of the best deals in the neighborhood. With a solid selection of beers and basic menu, Grendel's was made for happy hour: half-price food between Monday to Wednesday 5 to 7:30pm or Thursday to Sunday 9-11:30pm . For a splurge, try their dark 'n stormy: ginger beer + serious rum. Even better-they have hard cider on tap. The food? Unremarkable, but definitely good enough to return. In nice weather, aim for the patio, but be aware the half-price deal is only available inside.
1230 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138 +1 617 497 0400
You guessed right, the Grafton Street Pub & Grill gets its name from the famous shopping district in the Temple Bar Area of Dublin. It's not just the name, the 5000 square foot space, done up in hues of cream, beige and brown also gives the feel of a classic Irish pub. Executive Chef Dan Pogue dishes out some contemporary American fare in this Irish setting. Apart from fresh seafood and interesting appetizers, they also serve burgers, pizzas and the like. So go ahead and enjoy your evening with your loved ones, there is something to suit everyone's tastes.
11 Springfield Street Cambridge, MA 02139 +1 617 492 4495
One of Cambridge's most happening eateries, Ole is not just a place for fajitas and nachos. Enter and you will find the restaurant teeming with friendly wait-staff, office crowd and music. Apart from the usual Mexican fare, the restaurant also serves food from Mexican regions of Oaxaca and Vera Cruz; the fish tacos are surprisingly yummy. Pitchers of sangria and margaritas await thirsty bar folk, and you will find beers and wines available too.
1 Bennett Street The Charles Hotel Cambridge, MA 02138 +1 617 661 8010
Contemporary decor meets gourmet food at this Charles Hotel diner. The drinks are deliciously innovative and noir's Boudoir and other signature martinis are worth the tab. The food is done to perfection but the portions are not very pleasing. Sandwiches, salads, steaks, and an assortment of small plates do justice to the hype. For a romantic night out, noir certainly scores over most places; the chic establishment is famous for its cocktails and cozy couples.
1 Follen Street Cambridge, MA 02138 +1 617 876 0956
This may not be Boston's most renowned concert hall, but Cambridge residents have reason to keep this place under wraps. This is one of the rare halls that allows music enthusiasts to hear upcoming musicians (some of them are admittedly novice talent, while others are budding geniuses) in a truly intimate environment. A great place to catch the newest talent.
52 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138 +1 617 491 4340
Croissants, tarts and every chocolate pastry under the sun await you at this quiet Harvard Square café called Burdick Chocolate Shop and Cafe. Chocolate lovers can sample a plate of this New Hampshire chocolatier's creations, or sip hot chocolate while listening to classical music and reading the newspaper. On a diet? You can still enjoy a pot of tea or buy an elegant gift box of chocolate for the birthday boy or girl who has everything.
1667 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138 +1 617 547 0759
Part swing scene, part coffee house, this basement club is fun and cool. Red lights and couches afford club-goers an intimate setting for the jazz, blues and lounge acts that take the stage. In addition to the live acts, there is a poetry slam on Sunday nights and improv jazz on Monday. If you are hungry, the Cambridge Common restaurant and bar is upstairs.
208 Concord Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138 +1 617 876 8766
The Hi-Rise Bread Company is a very popular Harvard Square establishment. Located in the historic yellow clapboard Blacksmith House, the bakery serves up some amazing goods with top-rate breads, pies and cookies. Tasty treats include the cranberry crumble tart and lemon curd cake. The bakery also serves sandwiches and soups and does a brisk takeout business. Prices are a little high but are well worth it.
64 Brattle Street Loeb Drama Center, Harvard University Cambridge, MA 02138 +1 617 547 8300
Established in 1966, this production company is associated with Harvard University. The resident company performs everything from ancient classics (although often with a modern twist) to new works by American dramatists. Most productions take place in the 556-seat Loeb Center. The resident company includes well-known American film stars Debra Winger and Marisa Tomei. The company has won the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony award and several grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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