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Subject: Visiting Cambridge..


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YALE OL
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Date Posted: 12:41:52 11/14/16 Mon

Going up to the game on Saturday but have no formal tailgating plans
I enjoy just taking in the atmosphere, walking around.

any suggestions of good places to eat, casual type things.I am reading about such places as Tasty Burger, Pinocchios Pizza, etc.
Gonna hit the Harvard bookstore too. any cool stores in Cambridge to explore.
also enjoy all the preppy,ivy styles. Might like to do a Bill Cunningham from NY times type of thing!
any impressive tailgates I should check out?
Any and all info is appreciated and hope everyone enjoys the day!!

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[> Subject: Re: Visiting Cambridge..


Author:
Boston Lion
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Date Posted: 13:22:24 11/14/16 Mon

Store: Leavitt and Peirce. Mass. Ave across from the Yard. Ancient (for America, at least), old school, and one of a kind. You'll see what I mean when you enter. Trivia note: Crew and, back in the day, rugby practice schedules posted in the left window.

Restaurant: Muqueca in Inman Square. Brazilian. Good food. No BS.

Cafe: Cafe Pamplona on Bow Street. Cheap trip to old-school Europe.

Bar: For decades, Harvard Square has pretended to have some legit bars, but the actual, and not a little bit embarrassing, truth is that HS hasn't ever in modern times had what I regard as a REAL bar. Just sad for a place that's so blessed with legendary collegiate origins. If you're having a brewski emergency, maybe try the Plough and Stars in Central Square. Otherwise, leave the Square and hit Jacob Wirth or Doyle's in Boston.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Visiting Cambridge..


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West Coast Crimson
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Date Posted: 17:04:05 11/14/16 Mon

Back in my day, we had the Grille (Crimson Sports Grille), notorious for letting in any child with a doctored Harvard student ID doctored on a laser printer. The bouncer Paulie was referenced in Good Will Hunting when Damon enters a bar and says hi to "Paulie". Rumor was that Paulie was related to somebody in the Cambridge PD which was why the place never got raided. In any case, it's been closed for years.

I think Shay's across the street on the east side of JFK is still there.

My favorite was Grafton Street on Mass Ave. Great place. Alas, no longer there either. I think it moved down the street to near where the Bow and Arrow was. Query whether that place is still there.

I'm sure there's plenty of places that have jumped up to meet the demand from thirsty students and faculty.

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[> Subject: Really?


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Observer
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Date Posted: 14:10:05 11/14/16 Mon

There are easily 15 bars in the Harvard Square environs, not including restaurants that serve booze. Personally, I like the one at the Charles Hotel.

The Yale Alumni have a super large tent with food and drink just west of the closed end of the Stadium. The all-inclusive tariff is $40. I'll be there. very nice. There is a Harvard equivalent at the same price inside the building opposite the open end of the Stadium.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Really?


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YALE OL
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Date Posted: 14:19:35 11/14/16 Mon

Observer, anyone can attend those tailgates as long as you pay? I am not an alumni of either school.

Thanks so much for the info, keep it coming!

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Really?


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foehi
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Date Posted: 17:35:16 11/14/16 Mon

your handle is a wanna be?

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[> [> [> Subject: Actually the Harvard Alumni tailgate is only $35


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Observer
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Date Posted: 17:44:26 11/14/16 Mon

You should probably get right on it to "register" - but I'd wager you can pay at the door too.

http://alumni.harvard.edu/events/game-2016-college-alumni-tailgate-luncheon

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[> [> [> [> Subject: For the Yale tent it says "no day of game sales"


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Observer
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Date Posted: 17:53:43 11/14/16 Mon

So you'll have to contact them this week (click link) and make arrangements. Its worth it. Great location with easy access to Stadium.

http://www.yaleboston.org/tailgate_2016_front_page

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: For the Yale tent it says "no day of game sales"


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YALE OL
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Date Posted: 18:16:32 11/14/16 Mon

whats on the menu?

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: For the Yale tent it says "no day of game sales"


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Observer
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Date Posted: 18:23:38 11/14/16 Mon

Well not sure this year, but its always plentiful. And of course the bar(s). A certain bulldog is likely to be present, and if history repeats, the Whiffenpoofs.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Really?


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Boston Lion
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Date Posted: 16:16:56 11/14/16 Mon

I didn't say that there aren't ANY bars. What I said was that, in my subjective and humble opinion, there aren't any good ones; just the usual characterless corporate/chain/hotel bars. These may please some, but I've always found them to fall short. With a few rare (and getting rarer) exceptions, Harvard Square has become a mall without a roof. At any rate, to each his/her own.

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[> [> [> Subject: The best 10 bars in Harvard Square


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Observer
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Date Posted: 18:00:18 11/14/16 Mon

Yelp list - with map:


https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=bars&find_loc=Harvard+Square%2C+Boston%2C+MA

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: The best 10 bars in Harvard Square


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joiseyfan
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Date Posted: 18:25:28 11/14/16 Mon

Grendel's Den survives -- astounding....

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Top 10!


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Observer
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Date Posted: 18:40:21 11/14/16 Mon

Actually there are about 75 bars in total on the Yelp list.

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