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Beat Brasserie (Beat hotel)

1017 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Live Music (25)
  • Fun (20)
  • Good for a Date (18)
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Fusion / Eclectic, Comfort Food
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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

Thursday: 8pm- 12am
Friday and Saturday: 6:30pm- 8:30pm, 10pm- 2am
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10am- 2pm
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Phone number
(617) 499-0001
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
James Lyons
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Catering coming soon!
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Cross street
Palmer Street
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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.
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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.

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

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

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What 1017 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodie (New England)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Very cool place. Great music and very good food. Fun to have wine on tap and try different things. Highly recommend for a fun night out!

PaulJ (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Went with a friend to catch up and the food was a good portion and the server was very kind. Wish we received a little more attention--being told when our food was coming and such. Otherwise, super glad we came by.

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

I think you restaurant Nickles and Dimes you for every little thing,
My brunch dish was the egg on eggplant with tomato sauce, and it came with one bread, another SLICE of bread was $1!
The consistency of my dish is soupy so, either serve it with a spoon, or give more bread! I ate mine with a fork...
My Friend also ordered additional ranch on the side for 50cents.
Just be real with how people will actually eat your food, because not everyone wants to Instagram their meals.

4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We thought the atmosphere was great, and enjoyed the food while we were there. Unfortunately, neither of our stomachs felt right shortly after we left. We're convinced the culprit was the buffalo cauliflower that ruined our night out.

AndrewM (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The bottle of champagne was served warm, the staff forgot our appetizer after a 40 minute wait. I had to send my meal back, because it was cold. Overall, pretty bad experience.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Impressed with small plates and ambiance. Highly recommend it

ThaddeusF (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The Mardi Gras theme was fantastic, with a roving Jazz band, beads, masks and more. This is a wonderful place for special occasions and holidays. The food was delicious, especially the ribs and the catfish.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We were sat directly in front of the band, wish we were asked if that was ok beforehand. Had my 70 yr mother and a friend who is hard of hearing with me, so opposite of ideal situation. Band came on half way through meal, no conversation was possible afterward. I’ve worked in restaurants including the beehive and we always asked if that was ok especially for reservations. You need to ask, is all I’m saying. It pretty much ruined the dinner and we would have stayed longer if not for the seating which loss you money. The hostesses were awesome though, wait staff not so much, obviously interested in larger parties which doesn’t look good tbh. You run a big operation but attention to customers is lacking.

vipKarenCM (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Harvard Square. The Beat Brasserie is always exceeding expectations with their menus and service. I really enjoyed my trout meal and so did my friend. Guy and his team are extraordinary and they make Beat the best restaurant in Harvard Square for food quality, service and price. Bravo!