Harvard Square’s Beat Brasserie takes its name from a petit Parisian hotel of the same name that gained fame as a hot spot of creativity for members of the Beat poetry movement. The original spot closed in 1963 but its spirit lives on at its new Cambridge namesake.
Sister to The Beehive in the South End, Beat Brasserie is similarly spacious with seating for 360, two bars, and a performance stage, where a wide range of talented musicians (jazz, blues, world music – you name it, they play it) perform on a daily basis. Beat Brasserie’s love of artistry doesn’t stop there. The dining room features walls and columns adorned by painters, drapery sewn by local artists and woodwork (like the tables and bar) all hand-made by local craftsmen.
It’s a feast for all the senses at Beat Brasserie where their appreciation for the arts extends into the kitchen, as well. The eclectic menu satisfies the needs of the community (as well as the more transient crowd of students and visitors) with globally-influenced, fresh, seasonal and wholesome dishes that appeal to carnivores and vegetarians, alike. The beverage list celebrates American spirits and artisanal wines crafted by small batch winemakers with heart and soul.
13 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138