Since 1974, the store has offered a wide array of study-time distractions, from games to puzzles. Check out the specialty chess sets, accessories and books. Read more.
Zoe's serves breakfast all day, so take advantage. Check out the jukebox! Read more.
The Hong Kong hosts the Comedy Studio six nights a week, and for those over 21, boasts the biggest scorpion bowl in town (compatible, perhaps, with the largest dance floor in the Square.) Read more.
Try the Mitt Romney (Swiss cheese burger with grilled onions and onion rings) or the Michelle Obama (Cajun blue cheese burger with fries). Add a frappe or malt to complete the experience. Read more.
In 1932, Mark Kramer borrowed $300 from his parents to open a small used and remainder book store. 80 years later, they're still independent, but with a slightly larger collection (100,000+ titles.) Read more.
Remember, it's the "coupe," not the "co-op". Founded in 1882 by a group of Harvard students, the Coop is one of the country's largest bookstores. Read more.
Grolier is the oldest continuous poetry bookshop in America. Established in 1927, this nook stocks over 15,000 volumes devoted to poetry, prosody, poetry markets, & spoken word CDs. Read more.
Some big-time performers made their debuts on this stage, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin and Tracy Chapman. The club boasts an intimate 102 seats. Read more.
Located within Club Passim, Veggie Planet appeals to the health-conscious. Try the vegan pizza while you catch a show. Read more.
The Cambridge Artists Cooperative is the area's only year-round artist-owned and managed crafts cooperative. New work is displayed every month from more than 250 artisans. Read more.
Crema's pastries are baked fresh daily with offerings like s'mores cupcakes or macaroons. The cafe's savory options are just as tantalizing. Try the Spinach Artichoke Grilled Chicken Sandwich! Read more.
Showing classic, independent, foreign, and art-house films, this not-for-profit theater is one of the few remaining to use rear projection (located behind the screen, rather than behind the audience.) Read more.
Burdick's secret to its famous hot chocolate: hand-shaved chocolate warmed in milk -- decadence. For dessert, try the Harvard Square: a dense chocolate cake layered with walnuts and vanilla. Read more.
Founded in 1980, A.R.T. has staged dozens of American and world premieres, and earned a Pulitzer and a Tony Award for best regional theater, among others. The A.R.T. boasts a resident company as well. Read more.
This building was the home to American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Prior to that, the house served as George Washington’s headquarters during the Siege of Boston during the Revolutionary War. Read more.
This store is one of a kind, featuring books, toys, puzzles, and apparel—all dedicated to everyone's favorite inquisitive monkey, Curious George. Read more.
This multistory mini shopping mall is in fact a converted parking garage; even the original car ramp has been preserved. The Garage houses an eclectic variety of shops and eateries. Read more.
This trendy footwear boutique has dozens of brands and styles to make hearts of shoe-lovers flutter, with an inventory ranging from classic to cutting-edge to whimsical. Read more.
Grendel's famously fought a legal battle over its liquor license all the way to the Supreme Court and won. Celebrate their victory with a burger and microbrew (or two). Read more.
It was here that Julia Child searched for obscure Italian and German cooking magazines, and rumor has it that Robert Frost stopped by for directions to a reading on a snowy winter's eve. Read more.
When you view the statue of John Harvard in "The Yahd," note how bright one shoe is. Tour guides say that it's good luck to rub Harvard's left foot. Read more.
Visit prehistoric fossil invertebrates, reptiles, and the world’s only mounted Kronosaurus. Highlights include over 3,000 glass flowers, a 1,642-lb amethyst geode and the world’s largest turtle shell. Read more.
This live music venue/restaurant has helped to revive Harvard Square’s nightlife scene. The space can seat 500, but has an intimate feel. Best of all, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Read more.
Black Ink describes itself as a “one-stop design shop,” and the description definitely fits. The store specializes in stationery, cards, wrapping paper, and playful home décor. Read more.
Known for their burgers, but it’s the hand-cut fries & concretes (dense frozen custard blended at high-speed with various mix-ins) that will have you coming back. Read more.