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Desperate for drinks in Harvard Square

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Desperate for drinks in Harvard Square

jacinthe | Mar 21, 2005 02:39 PM

Weekly, we have these nightly meetings that are best attended a tad tipsy. Since they're weekly, however, we've quickly run out of cheap places where we can both eat AND drink in Harvard Square, and I'm just wondering - is there somewhere we've missed?

So far, we've been to Charlie's Kitchen, Grendel's, Border Cafe, Brother Jimmy's, John Harvard's.. and we've been repeating those, and would like something new.

Yes, Cambridge Common and Daedalus are both too far away - we only have an hour to eat and drink. I'm talking Harvard Square, and Harvard Square only. Bartley's is out due to the lack of alcohol. (Really, these meetings are best attended tipsy - we've done some quasi-scientific experimenting, and going to them sober is wretched.) Also, we're working off grad student budgets, so cheap is obviously preferable - in the price range of the already-mentioned restaurants (so while I'd like to go to Cambridge One, others aren't as willing - plus, the wait can be a touch too long give our tight schedule).

We have not gone for Indian or Thai yet - yes, I know about Tamarind Bay, I go there for lunch often, but the dinner menu isn't such a deal. If anyone has input on any of these, or other places, that would be great - otherwise, we might have to resort to takeout from Veggie Planet and smuggling a bottle of wine into one of the classrooms before the meeting. While thrillingly illicit, it's also more hassle than we want to go through.

Thanks in advance!

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