Sip & Nibble Until 2am Every Night
A dim and stylish lounge evoking the sexy 1940s, Noir sits at the edge of Harvard Square and Charles Square—a perfect afterhours rendezvous. Cozy up in black leather booths and unwind with sips of film noir concoctions, like Sunset Boulevard, Black Dahlia and The Last Word. Head to the patio for prime people-watching in Charles Square and cocktail-spiced conversations under the stars.
Bold, Fresh, and Fun Asian Cuisine
Bon Me serves Asian-inspired eats out of colorful food trucks and restaurants all across Boston and Cambridge. Their truck on Harvard Science Center Plaza operates 7 days a week, and you're likely to get addicted to their Thai Basil Limeade, signature banh mi sandwich, or soba noodle salads. They'll also be opening up a spot in the new Smith Campus Center in August! Looking for an off-campus field trip? Stop by their Test Kitchen in East Cambridge to try new dishes before anyone else and sip local craft brews! Check out their website here.
Located at the Harvard Science Center Plaza and more.
Fresh & Honest Food Every Day
A Cambridge staple since 1995, Henrietta’s Table has been serving up farm-to-table cuisine in The Charles Hotel before it was trendy. Chef Peter Davis sources his ingredients directly from Massachusetts farms and New England’s coastline to bring regional cuisine to life. Open for breakfast, lunch, and supper seven days a week, along with an award-winning Saturday and Sunday brunch. Patio seating also available in the restaurant’s very own herb garden.
The Games People Play
Unique and Hard-to-Find Entertainment From Around the World
The Games People Play has been a favorite of Harvard Square patrons for over 40 years, featuring a selection of specialty board games and puzzles from across the country and around the world. There’s something here for everyone at The Games People Play, from classics like backgammon and jigsaw puzzles to unique roleplaying and grand strategy games. Check them out to find something perfect for game night with friends! See more on their website here.
Located on 1100 Massachusetts Avenue, a 3 minute walk from Harvard Yard.
Affordable and Authentic Japanese and Korean Cuisine
Yoshi’s is a great spot for an affordable and nutritious meal with a cultural twist. Yoshi’s provides a truly Pan-Asian experience, with a fresh sushi bar supplied by Boston fisheries along with a wide variety of homemade Korean dishes. This family-owned restaurant has served the local community with quality food at affordable prices for more than 10 years. Check out their menu here.
Located on 132 College Avenue in Somerville, between Tufts University and Davis Square.
Rock Spot Climbing
Indoor Rock Climbing
Rock Spot Climbing prides itself on making the sport of climbing accessible to everyone, whether you’re a first-time climber or a veteran to the sport. Beyond just day passes for climbing, they also offer plenty of student discounts and have various fitness classes (including yoga) available, so there’s something for everyone. Come by this summer for a chance to climb! Check out their website here.
Located on 30 Old Colony Ave Boston, MA 02127, only half an hour via the Red Line.
Grab Life by the Berries!
BerryLine offers a calorie-light alternative to traditional ice cream and frozen yogurt parlors, but maintains the exciting taste with its eclectic flavors and toppings. The Harvard location offers unique flavors like lavender honey and quirky toppings such as cheesecake bites, delectable homemade mochi, and an array of fresh fruits. This parlor’s menu options are unique, light, and affordable—almost all menu items are under $6. Get more info here.
Located on 3 Arrow Street, a 2 minute walk from Harvard Square.
The Coolidge Corner Theatre
Showing Cinema Classics and Modern Favorites
One of New England’s most beloved cultural landmarks, the Coolidge Corner Theatre is among the nation’s best known independent theaters. Since 1933, audiences have relied on the Coolidge for the best of contemporary art and independent film, as well as special screenings of Hollywood hits, world cinema classics, and cult favorites. With a wide variety of screenings including The Matrix, Wet Hot American Summer, Moonlight and more, the Coolidge Corner Theatre is your go-to spot for broadening your film horizons this summer! Check out their website here.
Located on 290 Harvard Street.