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About Beat Brasserie (Beat hotel)

Beat Brasserie (aka Beat Hôtel) is an American restaurant and bar located in the heart of Harvard Square. Opened by the team behind The Beehive, the wildly popular eatery and bar in Boston's South End, Beat Brasserie offers a fresh, seasonal menu, enjoyable by carnivores and vegetarians alike. Our bar celebrates American spirits, beer and features over 35 American artisanal wines by the glass or carafe on our state-of-the-art wine tap system. Many of our wines have been crafted exclusively for Beat by the nations premier small batch winemakers. To heighten the senses further, we feature live music by cutting edge musicians in jazz, blues, funk, R&B and world music, bringing eclectic artistry to our stage in Cambridge.

13 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Fusion / Eclectic, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Wednesday: Dinner: 5pm - 11pm, Bar 4pm - 12am
Thursday: Dinner: 5pm - 12am, Bar 4pm - 1am
Friday through Saturday: Dinner: 5pm - 1am, Bar 4pm - 2am
Saturday and Sunday: Brunch 10am - 3pm

Music:
Thursday: 8pm- 12am
Friday and Saturday: 6:30pm- 8:30pm, 10pm- 2am
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10am- 2pm

Cross Street:
Palmer Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 499-0001

Website:
http://www.beatbrasserie.com/

Entertainment:
World Class Live Music....for Free!
Beat Brasserie is a premier showcase for world-renown musicians and up & coming stars. Come any day and the music will blow you away in the most unique space anywhere.

To view current calendar of events go to www.beatbrasserie.com.

Catering:
Catering coming soon!

Parking Details:
In addition to lots of on-street parking, Harvard Square has the highest concentration of parking lots of any square in the area, all within a short walking distance to Beat Brasserie. See our website for discounted parking rates at local garages.

Executive Chef:
James Lyons

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

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Sun - Wed 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Beat Hotel can accommodate all your special event needs.

Beat Brasserie (Beat hotel) Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (20)
Fun (19)
Good for a Date (18)
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Good for Groups (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Casual (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Healthy (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
People Watching (7)
Romantic (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

This was my first time at Beat Brasserie and I had no idea how big the space was! I've been meaning to try it out and overall enjoyed it. I had the shakshuka, which was okay, but I've had better shakshuka. I want to return and try more for sure, though. My cocktail was delicious and I love that they have live music, too!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Healthy, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 6 days ago

We went for sunday brunch with santa. The santa was not the best but I don't think my 5mo minded. It was an easy way to get free pics with santa without waiting in line. My food was meh. My drink was wonderful! Music was a bit too loud. Fun ambience.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Chosen for Gluten Free options, did not disappoint. Enjoyed calamari and french fries -- a welcome treat. Excellent cocktails and bartender service in an energetic space.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place for drinks and shared plates

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Ordered too much food!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Highly recommended! Great spot, outstanding location and atmosphere and wonderfully unique beer, wine and food menu

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I have to say my husband and I were very disappointed. We came in for a thanksgiving meal and we were prepared for the pricing but the food was awful. I had the prime rib and it came out with cold mashed potatoes /green beans and ice cold cranberry sauce; I asked if the potatoes and green beans could be warmed up and the kitchen charred my prime rib and the poor waitress had to bring out horrible looking plate of food. Then my husband received the fattiest piece of meat which was also cold and he asked for his to be warmed up and they brought it back the same as my prime rib. The waitress was a delight but there was no way we were paying $40 something per plate for this food (and we never complain.... especially on a holiday) . The waitress was gracious enough to Comp our drinks and since we couldn’t eat the food (it was that bad) she took that off as well. We left her a nice tip because nothing was her fault. I’m also disappointed that not one manager came over to check on us or anything and I’m shocked the kitchen let these dishes come back out the way they did. We are not complainers but I felt this was pretty bad. We both grew up with our families owning restaurants and know the hard work and annoying people a restaurants has to deal with but I’m sorry the food was unacceptable.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving meal. Lovely!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We visited Beat Brasserie on Thanksgiving, so they were offering a special menu. The nice thing about it was the variety; carnivores, vegans, and kids all had a meal to suit their needs.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great place, great service, great music, great food! A little pricey!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Pizzas were yum, especially the Figaro. Shrimp and grits, short rib large plates along with the délicata squash small plate and two pizzas made for a filling and satisfying meal for 5. And did I say that each of these was DELICIOUS?

Atmosphere was lively and hip. Ask for a table away from the stage area in order to be able to enjoy conversation without having to shout Will be back again for late bites and more time listening to the band.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Personally I judge places by their service. The food was awesome, the decor is very chic but our server was the best part. She was attentive but not annoying - and gave us a great list of recommendations to try.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Regularly impeccable dining experience. The service has been friendly and prompt each time I've visited. Menu has clearly labeled vegetarian and gluten free options. The live music for brunch/lunch (until 2pm on weekends) and during evening hours is great.
Especially love their bowls: a mix of veggies, quinoa (or farro), salsa, and an addition of a number of meats or falafel etc. You walk away feeling healthy and that you had a delicious meal. And I've never felt rushed to clear the table/move on quickly, service is very polite.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fantastic meal and service! This place is super cute as well!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The service was good. The calamari app was nice. We had two pizzas with different toppings. Both were soggy.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great experience! Had fun sharing plates with the table and enjoyed the live music and vibrancy of the crowd there.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always love the Beat Hotel!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went here for my birthday dinner which my family flew into town specifically for. Was charged a $5 per person plating fee just to have my birthday cake there following our meal, something I have never encountered before. We were served a burnt pizza, a rare burger (ordered well done) and a flavorless “truffle butter” pizza. 0/10, would not recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is one of my go-to restaurants in Harvard Square, particularly when I'm entertaining out of town guests. Really attentive service, good cocktails, and a fun menu!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

nice






unique

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food, very good service, take allergies very seriously, which I appreciated

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Celebrated my birthday at Beat Brasserie and it was an awesome experience. I’m grateful for the outstanding service from Guy and his team and all the special touches. I highly recommend Beat Brasserie for special moments/occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We were three diners looking to spend some time chatting and share some fun/interesting food. We ordered 4 small and 1 large plate to start and asked the waiter to space them out. All of the food arrived before I was half way into my cocktail. The food was tasty but nothing special. We had to share water as no one came by to refill our glasses. We were in and out in under an hour on a week night. It was pretty pricey for the experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We went for dinner with a group of 6 friends. Our table was ready when we arrived and the service was great. Food was delicious! I'd definitely go back and would recommend it to others.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Had a fun atmosphere with a young but not too young crowd. Wine on tap was a nice idea, better than expected. Fries too salty but that was a minor complaint on an otherwise great night out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Been here around 5 times since it opened. its a nice place to grab a few drinks in Harvard but the food has noticeably gone down hill since it opened as it got more expensive. beer selection is laughable for being so close to a lot of local breweries. was there over the weekend for the Oktoberfest celebration in Harvard square. the food was mediocre, and the choice to have harpoon as the only beer was probably not the best choice (they are arguable one of the worst breweries now in the state). i had the natural bowl which usually has a better presentation the just some faro and quinoa on a flat plate with 2 falafel. either way this place has gone down hill a lot since i used to recommend it as one of the better spots to get a duck entree and some wine in harvard about 1.5 years ago.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The menu is more rudimentary than I expected and the drinks are more expensive than I expected. There was no live music when we were there which might have jacked the prices for drinks altogether.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The menu has changed once again, and the Natural Bowl bowel with added chicken which I've enjoyed in the past, was not very good this time. It was over-spiced, relative to previous visits.

Missing from the menu was another item I've enjoyed in the past, pan-seared haddock/cod served with roasted potatoes and vegetables.

The Harvest Salad, which we shared, was outstanding.

My companion's artisanal pizza was just average--not a great score on Harvard Square with so many places serving up fine pizza.

The service was very attentive--no complaints there. However, I will likely not return any time soon--at least until the menu changes once again. Having enjoyed this restaurant in the past, I left feeling disappointed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Music, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

This place was great! Wide selection of drinks and great service.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We sat for about 10min before being treated by our server which only happened because I asked him who the server was for the section, thinking they hadn't been informed we were there. The table next to us sat after us, he took their order before us, they received their food, paid, and left all before we got our food. Another table sat after we ordered food and still received their apps before we got our food. Once our food was out we did not see our server again until I asked for the check.

The food was ok but not enough to save the night. Wine selection was nice.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

We had a great time. The service was very good, our server was very attentive. The food and drinks were great.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Lively and hapoening

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Don't pass by this place. It's a wonderful spot in the middle of Harvard Sq. Good food, fun atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Live Music, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Cool, funky decor and atmosphere. Food was pretty good, but honestly overpriced. The chicken wings were delicious, but 3 wings for $12 is a little much. Would come back for drinks for sure, and maybe a little bit later in the evening to enjoy live music.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The Beat provides excellent service in an informal setting. Food options are limited, but very tasty, creative, and reasonably priced. We went early (6:30 pm) to avoid the noisy environment of the very active bar scene, and a DJ later on, and we were pleased to have a good interval of quiet time to talk among friends and colleagues. It is hard to do better around Harvard Square.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was good, but overpriced given how small the brunch portions were. Atmosphere was fantastic!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2017

I would go here for drinks... but that is about all. The food has gone down hill since it opened and my waiter was MIA the entire meal. We ended up grabbing our check and going elsewhere. Wouldn't recommend dining here - Grabbing a drink at the bar would be fine though.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I had friends visiting our of town and we decided to go for a stroll in Harvard Square to enjoy the good weather. We were seated promptly and there is validated parking for $10 a short walk away. I personally like the choice of beers, especially welcome on a summer night. The A/C works well and the seating is comfortable.

We enjoyed the buffalo cauliflower very much, and the combination bowls were excellent, with quinoa and salmon. There are two option on sizes of wine by the glass, and there are also carafes for a larger group. I would recommend ordering several appetizers to make it a dinner. We did not try the burger, but it looked excellent.

The music starts at around 9PM and it was jazz. Very nice. It gets more lively as the evening progresses, and the noise level rises, as is to be expected. We decided not to have a desert and went for chocolates to a nearby store, but the desert menu looked good, even if there was only a small group to choose from.

I would recommend BB for small groups, friends getting together, birthday celebrations. Not particularly right for small children. There was a good mix of young and older adults. I'd say the ambiance is "hip".

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Eclectic menu options. Nice change from the typical bistro style menus. Great space and fun environment always

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I've always loved the creative cocktails and vibe of Beat, and our meal did not disappoint. We shared small plates and they were all outstanding. There were interesting combinations of flavors, perfectly cooked fish and shellfish, and great vegetable accompaniments (even for small plates, which I loved).

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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