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.
Cambridge, MA 02138
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
Thursday: 8pm- 12am
Friday and Saturday: 6:30pm- 8:30pm, 10pm- 2am
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10am- 2pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 coming soon!
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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Beat Brasserie (Beat hotel) Ratings and Reviews
Went with friends visiting from out of town, and I knew it was their treat, but they asked me to choose the place. I had three previous positive experiences at BB, and they liked the menu. We tried two different rosé wines and were not impressed by them. The food was great, on the healthy side and interesting/innovative. I recommend it.
Met for dinner here with friends we see once a year. Small plates were delicious, but end up costing you $$. Roasted corn was my favorite. We sat at tables about halfway into the room; live music -- a good Marvin Gaye cover band -- was not too loud that it disrupted our conversation.
This is one of my absolute favorite restaurants. The food is superb from the small plates to the large plates. I love the fresh, local grown vegetables and the extensive wine and cocktail offerings. It's a nice place to relax, unwind and catch up with friends. My husband and I also go here for date nights which is great since the offer live music. I highly recommend all to visit.
Wonderful ambiance, great stage area, great volume. Excellent food and service.
Only issue is that no reservation were available until 2 but the place was half empty when we got there and the music ended shortly thereafter. Would be nice to have a few more vegan options but what we had was great.
Very fun decor and vibe. Nice service. Food just ok. The buffalo cauliflower is good but a little overpriced for quantity. Ahi tuna nice but veggies tasty but oily. Really disappointing ceasar salad. Sometimes less is more. Might try it again just for drinks as good wine menu.
What an awesome first experience. A group of 6 went early, before theater. The decor is fun, the food was prompt, the service was charming, the portions were ample and the value was great. I had the Natural Bowl with Felafel, which I intend to order again and again. Everyone was pleased with their selections and we all look forward to returning.
Everything was great.. the only issue was the size of one of the entrees. The scallops came with a few beets.. the dish needed a veg or some greens. The fava mash that comes with the tuna would be a perfect addition. Host was great about our concern and comped a dessert and noted the feedback in a genuine manner.
Always nice to have live music and soak up the offbeat hip scene and eclectic crowd. Food is interesting, but tastes are unremarkable for the price and somewhat unbalanced. Best when it is not crowded; the tables are packed together so you get to enjoy your neighbors' conversation.
Beat brasserie was great - we went with a group of about 10 people, and the service was seamless and the food delicious! Great ambiance- lighting, scenery, live music all in a great hidden basement spot in Harvard square. The mussels and the azteca bowl are both to die for. I will say beware as the drinks can get pricey and range in how strong they are. But overall great vibes!
We went for brunch here because we love the live jazz and have always had an awesome experience. Unfortunately, the service was really slow this day. They were really under staffed, but luckily we were not in a rush and didn't get too hangry before the food arrived. Our server was lovely.
This is an interesting restaurant that is worth a trip. It is one of the few live music venues that also offers a good dining option. The restaurant is large and inviting with a jazzy vibe and interesting bar. The menu is casual and has a lot of options, and the service is warm and efficient. Our apps were excellent ...the ribs and roasted asparagus. The meals were good, but my duck, although tasty , suffered from being completely drowned in a beet sauce AND a creamy mustard sauce. I really wanted to taste the correctly cooked duck, but it lost the battle with the beets. Less is more ! The scallops were also good but rather small for Divers (as-advertised)...not certain they were the real thing.
The wine list is carefully chosen and all the glass pours are on draft from kegs (which could be a disaster) but this place pulls it off well with very good choices from good producers. Kinda cool.
I will be back...but maybe only for small plates and apps next time.
the food was great, although the food was a bit over priced, the serving sizes were right for a diet conscious person like myself. The ribs are amazing, but $15 for 4 ribs is too high. the Azteca bowl was amazing, but they ran out of avocado and substituted jicama and hominy, which was excellent. although its a good thing I was not allergic, since there was no notice that those ingredients would be in there. overall the meal and the music were amazing.
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