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The Plough and Stars

The Plough and Stars

Pub and Rock Club$$$$
Cambridge
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  • Cat V.
    "Small, intimate Irish pub with good food and great live music"(7 Tips)
    Peter B.
    "Life music, good beer selection, cozy seating"(3 Tips)
    The Feast
    "Go on Sunday for brunch and order the "world's best" bloody mary."(4 Tips)
    Christie K.
    "Poached eggs and a bloody Mary... Best brunch!!"(3 Tips)
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  • Paul K.
    A spectacular burger and a draft beer for $10... amazing!
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Nice vibe to the place - try the traditional Irish breakfast
  • Karine H.
    The Irish breakfast is super yummy, get a side of cheese grits if the meal doesn't come with one
  • Kaila S.
    Kaila SchleuApril 23
    This place is AWESOME. Tiny little place that is great to get drinks with friends, definitely a cozy casual bar that has food.
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleNovember 10, 2015
    decent menu, not excellent but not terrible. good beer list
  • Peter B.
    Peter BoyceNovember 3, 2015
    Life music, good beer selection, cozy seating
  • Peter M.
    Peter McCullaghNovember 1, 2015
    Great beer selection. Good live music. Awesome neighborhood gem
  • Sarah
    SarahApril 20, 2015
    Definitely one of the better brunch options in Cambridge. Love their plate of poached eggs and hash.
  • Cat V.
    Cat VerliccoFebruary 24, 2015
    Small, intimate Irish pub with good food and great live music
  • Adriana L.
    Adriana LodoloFebruary 11, 2015
    Bartender is racist. He blames his bad skills on my ethnicity. That's simply not acceptable.
  • David E.
    David ElizondoJanuary 6, 2015
    Good pasta
  • Ken B.
    Ken BergerNovember 12, 2014
    Gorgeous old great vibe. Had an organ session when I visited.
  • Beverly C.
    Beverly CadoretteOctober 18, 2014
    The music is great. Food just ok.
  • Helen H.
    Helen HuppuchApril 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I always wind up getting Your Basic Breakfast and it never fails to be awesome. The Poached Eggs look amazing and one of these times I'll get 'em... Best brunch in the area and best Bloody Marys.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BrownApril 9, 2014
    Nice chill place. Great live music!
  • Jerry G.
    Jerry GreenDecember 5, 2013
    Great music, atmosphere and bourbon.
  • Matt P.
    Matt POctober 12, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Jason Segal was here - 10/12/13
  • The Tap Lab
    The Tap LabJune 4, 2013
    Congrats, you're at one of the most valuable bars in Tiny Tycoons! Buy it before someone else does! Read more
  • Roni L.
    Roni LeporeMay 5, 2013
    Try the Shepard's Pie - Loved the cheese on top!
  • Roni L.
    Roni LeporeMay 5, 2013
    Try the Irish Stew - Very tender and flavorful!
  • Will D.
    Will DaileyApril 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Every Monday night Iron Harvest plays.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinMarch 31, 2013
    Down to earth pub between MIT and Harvard. Huge bowl of chowder.
  • Matt P.
    Matt POctober 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Make sure to catch Le Pigeon Tuesdays - the best funk/soul/rock organ trio around!
  • Kevin N.
    Kevin NguyenJuly 16, 2012
    Surprisingly good food for a neighborhood bar. Get the Osso Buco if you're hungry.
  • Queen T.
    Queen TelluriaJune 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Watch out for floor scrubbing old hags.
  • James B.
    James BJune 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    PBR tall boy is what usually people buy here, cus beer is a bit expensive here and PBR is the cheapest.
  • SF
    SFMay 19, 2012
    Awesome bloody mary's!
  • Joshua B.
    Joshua BerkMarch 17, 2012
    Courteous bartenders (an unfortunate rarity in most places). Go for the laid back, friendly atmosphere.
  • steve h.
    steve hdMarch 17, 2012
    It's just like silhouette lounge but it's not in Allston it's in Cambridge
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon MillsMarch 3, 2012
    Would appreciate more vegetarian options here. Lack of ability to substitute sides is also a burden.
  • Vanessa J.
    Vanessa JacksonJanuary 22, 2012
    I hear they do a great brunch saucyspork.Wordpress.com
  • Monique N.
    Monique NguyenDecember 31, 2011
    Blackened catfish and grits are TDF!
  • Derek K.
    Derek KDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    FYI...the 50% off is BOGUS! "Thank you"FourSquare!
  • Derek K.
    Derek KDecember 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Would NOT call this establishment a dive! A neighborhood spot...YES! Very repectable menu of food and beer with reasonable prices.
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony VDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Fried chicken is surprisingly good!
  • Jen B.
    Jen BarkerDecember 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great service. Great beer. Food that can't be beat. Try the specials. Haven't had one I didn't love.
  • SippinPabst
    SippinPabstDecember 3, 2011
    Drink a PBR.
  • Anngelle
    AnngelleNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    @MONDOthursdays, 3rd Thursday of the month
  • Alex V.
    Alex VossNovember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Always get the specials!!!
  • Christie K.
    Christie KoAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Poached eggs and a bloody Mary... Best brunch!!
  • Brooke H.
    Brooke HollidayJune 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    amazingly great pub fare, down to the fries. eclectic neighborhood regulars and great staff. free wifi
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 7, 2011
    Good for live music almost every night of the week. Go on Sunday for brunch and order the "world's best" bloody mary.
  • OurStage
    OurStageApril 7, 2011
    An original dive that's not too dive-y. No stage, but an area next to the bar hosts some of the best live music you'll find. Treat Her Right (pre-Morphine) filmed a video here (I Think She Likes Me).
  • Black B.
    Black BlackallerJanuary 7, 2011
    Poached eggs brunch. Cuban sandwich. Irish Whiskey sampler with Guinness.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GauvainDecember 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get an Old Fashioned! You'll feel like Don Draper, and enjoy it more than getting one anywhere else.
  • Patrick G.
    Patrick GallivanDecember 1, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    greatest improvement with the new ownership : lock on the men's room
  • Ayodeji M.
    Ayodeji MarquisNovember 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    get the chowder... it different but good
  • Senator John B.
    Senator John BlutarskiOctober 20, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Sunday nights the Plough hosts Frank Morey at 9. Many local musicians will sit in for a set or a song and stay for the night. Easily the best local music night in the city. RIYL Tom Waits, blues.
  • DobermanBoston
    DobermanBostonJuly 6, 2010
    What's not to like?
  • Brian N.
    Brian NixonJune 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    My local pub, a mere 115 feet from my front door. Great live music and food
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