I live (and mostly eat and drink) in Cambridge. Whenever I mention bars or restaurants to co-workers (we work near Coolidge Corner, not like I'm dealing with people from New Hampshire) from Cambridge I tend to get "never heard of it" or "sounds familiar, is it good". Now I realize being a frequent reader of this website, I hear about, and tend to know details about places near and far. Also, because we work and most co workers live near the Harvard Ave. "corridor" they tend to equate bar food with say The Joshua Tree or the Avenue. I know they eat at many of the good ethnic places as well but don't know about places like the Cellar or Highland Kitchen etc... If you could pick 5 bars in Camberville that were truly legit places to drink that have great food as well where would you take them on the bar crawl? I admit to being both ten years and a few pay grades over most of these folks (I am the boss) so it has to be a bar first as these "kids" like to drink.
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