A Harvard bar would be named after a character in Beowulf, wouldn’t it? Literary allusions aside, Grendel’s Den is the type of low-ceiling, brick-walled basement bar you’ll want to hide in for a few hours on a rainy afternoon. The food isn’t anything special, and the beer and wine list could fit on the back of an index card, but you’re here because it’s cheap (half-off the entire menu during Happy Hour) and comfortable.
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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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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.
Charlie's Kitchen is a diner, beer garden, and punk bar all rolled into one in Harvard Square.
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