Shay’s is one of Harvard Square’s best Irish pubs, a little basement spot that looks like it was shipped over from Cork in pieces and reassembled on JFK Street. It’s got a nice little sunken patio, and it calls itself a wine bar, which is true in the sense that it has wine (and some affordable options), but not in the sense of what anyone understands the term wine bar” to mean.
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Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage
Bartley's is a casual Harvard Square spot where you can eat a good burger in the same seat Al Pacino once sat in (and maybe also had a good burger).
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Bukowski Tavern is a bar in Back Bay that looks like a dive but has far better beer than that.
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Felipe’s Mexican Taqueria
Felipe’s is a casual Mexican restaurant with a rooftop bar overlooking Harvard Square.
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