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Beat Brasserie (Beat hotel)

4.4
1013 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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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Cuisines
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

Music:
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
Catering coming soon!
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Neighborhood
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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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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.
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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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What 1013 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
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4.0
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ARK55 (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Killer date spot for New Years Eve. We loved the cocktails, small share dishes, and live music. Only reason I gave service a 4/5 instead of perfect 5 was hostess staff seated us 20 mins later than our reservation and out waiter was a bit forgetful and slow to gather the check, but otherwise all staff super friendly. Awesome joint!!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great band
Good pizza and Aztec bowl
Great atmosphere. Going back with friends

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve brunch. Service was horrible.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

After theatre quick dinner burger and bowl used 20 dollar OT gift card

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Great small plates and artisanal wines, super sloooow service. Great vegan choices.

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Mariannap (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

This has been one of my favourite places in Cambridge. The atmosphere can be outstanding and the food is normally fine. It is very inconsistent though- last time we went both food and atmosphere were not great and this is not the first time this has happened. Need to improve consistency.

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vipMoBee (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Have been to Beat Brasserie many times. Luv the location, the atmosphere, the ambiance. It is fun. Live jazz brunch on Sundays. Great cocktails. Definitely worth a visit.

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vipMandy (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

It's one of my new favorite places. I love that there's live music and there's so much room here that I don't worry that my friends and I won't have a spot to sit. The food and drinks are great. Our waiter was fun and attentive. He made good recommendations since we couldn't decide on what to share.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

It was terrible, the food, the service, everything.

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vipVernon (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent service and great burger

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Liked the music

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Menu seems a bit more restricted than last time I went, especially the salads.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The two hostesses seemed too busy to help us like we were interrupting them to be seated and they seemed distracted. At 5:45pm it wasn't yet busy. We probably stood at the hostess stand for 5 minutes before being seated with our reservation.

Everything was a process. order drinks, wait 10 minutes, get drinks, wait 10 minutes, flag him down to place our order, etc.
Waiter seemed confused. We asked how the burger was and got- yeah its a regular burger. Not a great salesman and would disappear for LONG stretches of time.

We weren't impressed by the service by any means to the point were it was so ridiculous we were laughing.

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vipMandy (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

It was perfect for a girls night out. The food options were varied enough that 4 people with extremely different food tastes all found things they loved. Highly recommend the roasted squash and the drink menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place for drinks and shared plates

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Fun place for a dinner and entertainment. Services and food were great

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Ordered too much food!

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