Shay’s is one of Harvard Square’s best Irish pubs, a little basement spot that looks like it was shipped over from Cork in pieces and reassembled on JFK Street. It’s got a nice little sunken patio, and it calls itself a wine bar, which is true in the sense that it has wine (and some affordable options), but not in the sense of what anyone understands the term wine bar” to mean.
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Charlie's Kitchen is a diner, beer garden, and punk bar all rolled into one in Harvard Square.
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Parish is a cafe in Back Bay that serves sandwiches created by chefs from all over town.
Bukowski Tavern is a bar in Back Bay that looks like a dive but has far better beer than that.
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Felipe’s Mexican Taqueria
Felipe’s is a casual Mexican restaurant with a rooftop bar overlooking Harvard Square.
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