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Address: 738 Massachusetts Ave, (Central Square), Cambridge, MA 02139-3308
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+1 617-354-2685
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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Like old home week

OMG! I hung out here in college, and it hasn't changed much. Not sure if that is good or bad, but it was so much fun to stop by with my college aged son for a drink after dinner... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2017
MuddyGurl
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

OMG! I hung out here in college, and it hasn't changed much. Not sure if that is good or bad, but it was so much fun to stop by with my college aged son for a drink after dinner nearby. The band was warming up, the place was filled with locals, Christmas lights were still strung up, and the Boston... More 

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Thank MuddyGurl
St. Petersburg, Florida
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45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Really was a great experience - because the music makes it awesome!Theres a cantankerous bouncer taking cash at door , don't joke with him because he knows he can bounce you for anybody else dying to get in! Its a real mix of patrons .Crowd doesn't stop the moves on the dance floor!Motown band was off the hook!! And remember... More 

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Thank TRIPBarrett
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54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

There's an open mic night here with the host Geoff Bartley - go on one of those days, you're guaranteed to catch some great music along with great liquor and food

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Thank ThisIsBadax
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Possibly classified as a 'dive bar'. With world class poetry slams and jaw-dropping open mic nights. Cash only bar, inexpensive but not cheap beers, and crowded (over-crowded) with people from every conceivable background. Really love this place, part of a vanishing tradition in Boston/Cambridge as commercial rents soar into stratospheric levels and every place becomes exactly the same as every... More 

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Thank Frederick W
Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

This is a lively place but I consider it a "dive bar" rather than a classy spot for a cocktail. Depends on what you're looking for. Personally, there are half a dozen bars in Central Square I prefer to the Cantab.

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Thank MergyMass
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

This place always impresses me with the entertainment that it provides. Its a great place to pop your head in and at least check out midweek. the music is free, and the drinks are cheap. No one ever takes themselves too quickly, so its easy to have a good time.

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3 Thank wdyttm
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

I don't know if I've ever walked through Central Square on a Friday or Saturday night and not been draw in here. And once drawn in, I don't think I've ever been disappointed. It's nothing to look at on the outside, just a big cinderblock lump with an ancient, 70's-era cheap-stripclub-stype awning. Small cover to get in after 8pm on... More 

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1 Thank Charlie B
Michigan
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

Stumbled into this place while visiting Cambridge from out of town. Best prices we have found Chris was a great bartender with a lot of information n Boston. The older gentleman that came in will Chris went to lunch was great aswell. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good priced local bar.

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1 Thank Patosyg
Watertown, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

Miss The Rat? Go here. Great, grungy, dirty basement. My mother would never use the bathroom here but it's all about the rock and roll. The last bastion of Boston's rock scene.

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2 Thank LondonBunnies
Boston, Massachusetts
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202 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

We saw 3 local bands in the Club Bohemia, which is located in the Basement of the Cantab Lounge in Central Square. Each band played for about an hour and it was a good variety. There are a few tables so we were comfortable and had a good view of the bands. The place is pretty small and the acoustics... More 

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