Beat Brew Hall is one of the largest spaces in Harvard Square, and we’re happy it’s filled with important stuff, like over 50 different kinds of beer and shuffle-puck tables, instead of more libraries and disease research laboratories. We like the fact that they have good flatbreads and live music.
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Gracenote’s second location in Kendall Square still has very good coffee, and there are even seats and wine available.
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The Phoenix Landing
The Phoenix Landing is a soccer bar in Central Square that turns into a dance club with a DJ every night.
The Plough and Stars
The Plough And Stars is a small, comfortable pub with live music, burgers, and a literary pedigree in Central Square.
Shays Pub & Wine Bar
Shay’s is an Irish pub in Harvard Square that also thinks it’s a wine bar, which is cute.
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Trillium is a brewery in the Seaport. The line out the door will be full of people coming for the beer, but the food is actually really good, too.
Alden & Harlow
Alden & Harlow in Harvard Square serves good, not great American small plates in a fun underground space with excellent cocktails.
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