The Sinclair

The Sinclair

Concert Hall and American Restaurant
52 Church St (at Brattle St.), Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

A restaurant and live music venue in Harvard Square.


Based on 421 votes

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    Matthew T.
    "Small venue but great for intimate shows!!"(7 Tips)
    "Roof deck was amazing."(4 Tips)
    Karisma N.
    "Try the Brussels sprouts and duck w bone marrow cornbread!"(2 Tips)
    Philip S.
    "Exquisite cocktails, delicious food, great service."(5 Tips)
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  • intimate shows
  • cocktails
  • rooftop
  • concerts
  • bone marrow
  • balcony seats
  • burgers
  • bourbon
  • desserts
  • sangria
  • Lobster nachos
  • disco fries
  • mussels
  • beer
  • steak tartare
  • deviled eggs
  • kale salad
  • daiquiri
  • cornbread
  • brunch food
  • Marti S.

    The floor is brick. Pretty rough on the feet after about ten minutes.

    Marti S · 2 weeks ago
  • Rosi

    This place is unbelievably delish! Haddock was to die for... The banana desert is out of this world! Ooh and the poutin is a must-try too!

    Rosi · March 20
  • Ben B.

    They always have a few of my fave craft beers on draft, and cocktails to suit all tastes. Will have to come back to try more off the food menu!

    Ben Bearnot · March 11
  • Philip S.

    Exquisite cocktails, delicious food, great service.

    Philip Seifi · February 24
  • Nour H.

    The small rooftop with the cute lights! Also the food was great

    Nour Haddad · January 18
  • Jessica R.

    they usually have larger bands play in an intimate setting for cheap

    Jessica Rand · January 6
  • Chuck R.

    Great cocktails.

    Chuck Roslof · January 5
  • C B.

    This is my favorite venue in the Boston area. Kind of like a mini house of blues but a lot cooler.

    C Bailey · January 4
  • BU Today

    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

    BU Today · October 17, 2014
  • Patricia

    Best venue in the city! Plenty of standing room and tasty drinks.

    Patricia · September 22, 2014
  • Elias T.

    Muzak tonight

    Elias Tapley · August 30, 2014
  • Christi K.

    Amazing appetizers! Pork meatballs, Mac & cheese.

    Christi Kim · August 27, 2014
  • emily c.

    there's a cute rooftop patio!

    emily chen · August 24, 2014
  • Drew

    Roof deck was amazing. Good beer list.

    Drew · August 7, 2014
  • Jacqui B.

    Love seeing shows here!

    Jacqui Beaulieu · August 7, 2014
  • William M T.

    They get great acts to come to their venue.

    William M Tammick III · August 6, 2014
  • Kelly A.

    Patio is beautiful

    Kelly Ann · June 21, 2014
  • Helen H.

    The Brussels Sprouts at the Sinclair are the best in Harvard Square and I've tried 'em all.

    Helen Huppuch · April 27, 2014
  • Emily G.

    Get there early for balcony seats - same great music, much less crowding.

    Emily G · April 8, 2014
  • Nick B.

    See a show, get a drink, chat w/the band afterwards. It's excellent

    Nick Burka · January 29, 2014
  • Karisma N.

    The food was amazing. It's a bit loud and drafty but the service is nice. Try the Brussels sprouts and duck w bone marrow cornbread! And the coconut mochi is so yummy

    Karisma Nguyen · January 27, 2014
  • Donald W.

    Awesome venue!

    Donald Washington · January 11, 2014
  • aja m.

    Lovely joint! Can't wait to come back!

    aja m · January 1, 2014
  • John W.

    Try the brussel sprouts!

    John Wiesemann · November 23, 2013
  • Nicole L.

    Love this venue for live music :)

    Nicole Landry · November 17, 2013
  • Favecast

    Becca and her friends are really excited to check out the Sinclair! Check out her Favecast about it here-

    Favecast · November 15, 2013
  • Odette S.

    Holly Ghost

    Odette Santos · October 31, 2013
  • Matt S.

    Pretty good, crowd gets a bit pushy. Also get drunk quick. Disappointed that one couldn't order food during the show.

    Matt Scutchfield · October 11, 2013
  • DigBoston

    In addition to their awesome shows, they have a variety of exotic cocktails, and deliciously creative noms! Feeling brave? Try their fried bone marrow! -Dig #StudentGuide, Boston Arts + Entertainment Read more

    DigBoston · September 18, 2013
  • Matthew T.

    Small venue but great for intimate shows!!

    Matthew Tenore · August 26, 2013
  • Yvonne F.

    Come early or go to the second floor.

    Yvonne Fong · August 26, 2013
  • Timm M.

    Cool place. Stage really high, allowing even short people in the back a view. Nice location, too, right off Harvard Square. Will definitely return if an act of interest plays.

    Timm McIntosh · August 15, 2013
  • Marcilia L.

    Try the Passionfruit's heavenly! Best dessert I've eaten in quite a long time. Delicious. :)

    Marcilia Loubach Tartaglia · August 10, 2013

    Drink a Kentucky Luau: bourbon with hints of cinnamon, pineapple, and best of all, a floral scent that will leave you craving for more. Try it on the new roof deck. Read more · August 8, 2013
  • Holly G.

    Slowest service, took forever to get a waitress and drinks

    Holly Gage · August 4, 2013
  • Lauren K.

    Lobster nachos, blood orange sangria, steak tartare, and kale salad are super bomb

    Lauren Kaufman · July 28, 2013
  • Cris J.

    The food is really good, even their late night menu!! And the cocktails and signature drinks are really good too!! New drink: rum daiquiri!!

    Cris Juarez Berganza · June 30, 2013
  • Thrillist

    After taking down some heavenly deviled eggs with crispy bacon bits and a trio of pastrami'd pork belly sliders, you'll want to take matters into your own hands with the Sinclair Burger. Read more

    Thrillist · June 11, 2013
  • Natalia Q.

    Great food--amazing veggie burger. Must try: disco fries and mussels.

    Natalia Quintero · June 2, 2013
  • Ben G.

    The steak was very tender!

    Ben Guild · June 1, 2013
  • Lisa B.

    Well thought out venue. Everywhere you stand is a good view! Great food in the kitchen too

    Lisa Bert · May 24, 2013
  • Paul A.

    The food here really is great but they undercook their poached eggs - ask for another minute or so and they're perfect!

    Paul Armstrong · May 22, 2013
  • Anthony A.

    Gorgeous venue.

    Anthony Abu-Hanna · May 14, 2013
  • James B.

    Pigs in a blanket.

    James Butler · May 9, 2013
  • John R.

    For a Concert Hall-- it's got some great beer...Smuttynose IPA, Rogue Dead Guy, Notch Session etc. I'll be back.

    John Ruggiero · May 4, 2013
  • John G.

    Great beer selection behind the bar(s) in the venue.

    John Gauthier · April 29, 2013
  • John B.

    The Sinclair has a late night menu. Rejoice and be glad!

    John Brennan · March 24, 2013
  • Benjamin D.

    An intimate setting, crowded under the wrong circumstances, but still enticing. Sound is a little hollow, but once you're in you will realize why. Really cool regardless.

    Benjamin Dupont · February 24, 2013
  • BU Today

    Whether you're looking for live music or simply an intimate drink and upscale (but not pretentious) gastropub-type cuisine, this venue/restaurant is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Read more

    BU Today · January 31, 2013
  • Jared D.

    You can purchase tickets with no fees Tuesdays-Saturdays 12-7pm. You can also get tickets for Great Scott and Royale here too!

    Jared Dobson · January 29, 2013

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