@MidEastClub Upstairs

@MidEastClub Upstairs

Rock Club and Bar
472 Massachusetts Ave (at Brookline St.), Cambridge, MA 02139, United States
Open until 12:45 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–12:45 AM
  • Thu–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–1:45 AM
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Yes (incl. American Express)

The Middle East is a live music venue, bar and restaurant in the Central Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts.


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  • What you need to know
    Sofia B.
    "The vibe is great and the bands can be very intimate with the fans."(4 Tips)
    CityRover M.
    "not to mention belly dancing"(3 Tips)
    BU Today
    "live music and tasty Middle Eastern food are always on tap."(2 Tips)
    "Dinner before playing with Vivian Darkbloom"(2 Tips)
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  • intimate
  • falafel
  • dancing
  • draft beer
  • tours
  • music
  • dinner
  • hip hop
  • middle eastern food
  • Sofia B.

    Small shows are amazing here. The vibe is great and the bands can be very intimate with the fans.

    Sofia Benitez · October 7
  • Nick H.

    One of my favorite spots for live hip hop. Small intimate setting, gansett's priced to move.

    Nick Holroyd · May 18
  • Benjamin D.

    small joint, 2 bars, one in the front and another in the dance hall, both rooms part of Middle East Upstairs

    Benjamin Doyle · January 25
  • Benjamin D.

    dont use the side or corner door. use the door south on mass ave from the corner

    Benjamin Doyle · January 25
  • Scott F.

    Great band tonight. "Other Ship"

    Scott Farnham · April 19, 2014
  • Madison M.

    It's funny how much drink business they turn away because no one wants to pay 5 bucks to see a crappy band.

    Madison Macleod · December 1, 2013
  • Alan T.

    Great venue for great music!

    Alan Tauber · November 2, 2013
  • Sarah A.

    Saw Once Upon a Time, Jocelyn and Hello Highway on the Timeless tour here; the smaller venue allowed for an intimate show and the bands all really interacted well with the crowd! I had a great time :)

    Sarah Ahearn · August 11, 2013
  • Curtis C.

    That UMASS funk jazz band killed.

    Curtis Challenger · July 2, 2013
  • John T.

    Only if you're a hipster...... Get a job and drink what you want!

    John Tretter · March 7, 2013
  • Robyn B.

    Not a fan of the presentation or service.

    Robyn Bahr · December 18, 2012
  • BU Today

    With four separate venues, live music and tasty Middle Eastern food are always on tap. Read more

    BU Today · June 5, 2012
  • Joseph N.

    Falafel sandwich is awesome. Carrot juice is heaven.

    Joseph Nicholas · May 20, 2012
  • Todd V.

    Don't know why this disappeared. Not the same thing as the Upstairs or Downstairs.

    Todd Van Hoosear · April 25, 2012
  • Travis B.

    The veggie burgers are a homemade recipe. Try one!

    Travis Briggs · April 15, 2012
  • Nicole F.

    Worst acoustics EVER. Place looks like a shitshow in the dark; can't imagine it with the lights up....

    Nicole Freeman · March 10, 2012
  • Shardé M.

    Eric Cross! Now!

    Shardé McFadden · September 11, 2011
  • TicketWeb

    This Boston Landmark is legendary! The upstairs is a bright and intimate affair! Grab a bite before the show! TW ♥'s The Middle East Upstairs! Read more

    TicketWeb · June 15, 2011
  • B M.

    20% off dinner when you show your ticket. (april 2011)

    B M · April 15, 2011
  • Matt S.

    Terrible wait staff, even worse management. Save your beer money and grab a brew somewhere else.

    Matt Sisson · April 10, 2011
  • andee

    great people, great food, great shows. they also validate for the Franklin ave parking garage if you're looking for a space to park.

    andee · March 8, 2011
  • Julie H.

    PBR tall boys. 3.75. Enough said.

    Julie H. · February 13, 2011
  • CityRover M.

    From metal and punk to pop and rock, not to mention belly dancing, band battles, and the occasional drag show, there is truly something for everyone at the Middle East. Read more

    CityRover Media · January 5, 2011
  • Danny M.

    Buy a ticket and get 50% off you meal, that rocks!

    Danny Millions · November 18, 2010
  • Jessica C.

    Get yourself a Magners STAT.

    Jessica C. · August 13, 2010
  • Volcom Entertainment

    Be sure to check out the Tweak Bird show on 8/20!

    Volcom Entertainment · August 6, 2010
  • Adrian G.

    Wtf they automatically charge you 18% tip if your bill is more than $30

    Adrian Garcia · June 2, 2010
  • Mike

    Dinner before playing with Vivian Darkbloom

    Mike · April 15, 2010
  • Elizabeth H.

    Went upstairs and a local band was playing. Good crowd, enough space to dance. Not bad for a Tues. night.

    Elizabeth H · March 5, 2010
  • adam f.

    The mixed drinks are too small and too expensive, stick with the PBR tall boys for $3.75

    adam fullerton · February 21, 2010

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