With a drop panel ceiling, duct tape on the booths, and plastic chairs, Courtside in East Cambridge isn’t pretty. But it’s got its charm, and thanks to a bunch of TVs, arcade games, and karaoke, it’s basically the rec room basement you dreamed about having when you were 10. The food should probably only be consumed after you’ve had a few drinks, but since the drinks are cheap and not watered down, you’re going to want to have a few drinks anyway.
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Alden & Harlow
Alden & Harlow in Harvard Square serves good, not great American small plates in a fun underground space with excellent cocktails.
The Red House Restaurant
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KO Pies at the Shipyard
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Night Shift Brewing Lovejoy Wharf
Night Shift Lovejoy Wharf is the West End location of the Night Shift Brewery. Unlike the original, it has food, but it’s also not nearly as fun.
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