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The Sinclair

The Sinclair

Rock Club
Harvard Square, Cambridge
  • Matthew T.
    "Small venue but great for intimate shows!!"(9 Tips)
    "Roof deck was amazing."(5 Tips)
    Nicole L.
    "Love this venue for live music :)"(6 Tips)
    John G.
    "Great beer selection behind the bar(s) in the venue."(2 Tips)
75 Tips and reviews
  • intimate show
  • rooftop
  • cocktails
  • bourbon
  • burgers
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  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BeckerApril 14
    Been here 10+ times
    A bit aggressive at the door on a recent 18+ night, but still my favorite Boston venue.
  • Viayra
    ViayraApril 10
    If you're from out of state, make sure you bring another form of ID (other than your driver's license). They won't accept it and won't let you drink alcohol, even though it says you're waaay over 21+
  • Ally P.
    Ally PeverlyMarch 27
    Rooftop & Waffle Bar
  • Matthew P.
    Nice venue with different levels so you can easily see the stage and performance. Coat check ($2) is a nice touch.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BeckerFebruary 10
    Been here 10+ times
    Boston's best music venue - intimate small club feel, easy enough to move around for drinks / bathroom (even during sold out shows)
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzSeptember 14, 2016
    Awesome place to see a show - check out the mezzanine level!
  • Laura C.
    Laura CaputoJuly 10, 2016
    Best concert venue in MA
  • Rich S.
    Rich SarchioniJune 18, 2016
    Fried home fries donut holes are ok, crab tastes like its from a can so not sure about the other seafood
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LabrecqueApril 27, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    best live venue in the city.
  • Nick H.
    Nick HolroydApril 17, 2016
    Best music venue in Boston/Cambridge. Perfect size, excellent sound system.
  • Jana P.
    Jana PohorelskyApril 1, 2016
    Service is so disappointing. From the hostess to the bartender, everyone has a huge attitude. It's a shame because the food&drink is decent.
  • Laura
    LauraFebruary 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite venue in Boston! Plenty of space to see and never feels overcrowded
  • Cormac R.
    Cormac RiordanDecember 14, 2015
    It's an intimate area with great acoustics.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyNovember 29, 2015
    Super cool vibe. Like, seriously good design. So much better than most rock clubs. Also a killer lineup of music (and beers).
  • Brian M.
    Brian ManningNovember 11, 2015
    Great venue. Loved sitting upstairs.
  • Sofia B.
    Sofia BenitezOctober 7, 2015
    One of my favorite venues in the Boston area. Such great space.
  • Foxytk23
    Foxytk23October 2, 2015
    Duck tacos were interested tasted like short rib but still yummy
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikSeptember 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy tickets from their box-office so you don't have to pay for Ticketmaster fees.
  • Ronna W.
    Ronna WorthAugust 10, 2015
    Very accommodating, setting up more chairs for the Kasey Chambers show! Thank you!
  • Eddie W.
    Eddie W.July 9, 2015
    One of the best venues in the Greater Boston area to see a show!
  • Ronald T.
    Ronald ThompsonJuly 3, 2015
    Great new venue for anal shows, and a small but exclusive collection of whiskies and bourbon in the main bar. I'd go back again for sure!
  • Marti S.
    Marti SJune 11, 2015
    The floor is brick. Pretty rough on the feet after about ten minutes.
  • Rosi
    RosiMarch 20, 2015
    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!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BearnotMarch 11, 2015
    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!
  • Philip S.
    Philip SeifiFebruary 24, 2015
    Exquisite cocktails, delicious food, great service.
  • Nour H.
    Nour HaddadJanuary 18, 2015
    The small rooftop with the cute lights! Also the food was great
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RandJanuary 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    they usually have larger bands play in an intimate setting for cheap
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofJanuary 5, 2015
    Great cocktails.
  • C B.
    C BaileyJanuary 4, 2015
    This is my favorite venue in the Boston area. Kind of like a mini house of blues but a lot cooler.
  • BU Today
    BU TodayOctober 17, 2014
    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
  • Patricia
    PatriciaSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best venue in the city! Plenty of standing room and tasty drinks.
  • Elias T.
    Elias TapleyAugust 30, 2014
    Muzak tonight
  • Christi K.
    Christi KimAugust 27, 2014
    Amazing appetizers! Pork meatballs, Mac & cheese.
  • emily c.
    emily chenAugust 24, 2014
    there's a cute rooftop patio!
  • Drew
    DrewAugust 7, 2014
    Roof deck was amazing. Good beer list.
  • Jacqui B.
    Jacqui BeaulieuAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love seeing shows here!
  • William M T.
    William M Tammick IIIAugust 6, 2014
    They get great acts to come to their venue.
  • Kelly A.
    Kelly AnnJune 21, 2014
    Patio is beautiful
  • Helen H.
    Helen HuppuchApril 27, 2014
    The Brussels Sprouts at the Sinclair are the best in Harvard Square and I've tried 'em all.
  • Emily G.
    Emily GApril 8, 2014
    Get there early for balcony seats - same great music, much less crowding.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BurkaJanuary 29, 2014
    See a show, get a drink, chat w/the band afterwards. It's excellent
  • Karisma N.
    Karisma NguyenJanuary 27, 2014
    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
  • Donald W.
    Donald WashingtonJanuary 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome venue!
  • aja m.
    aja mJanuary 1, 2014
    Lovely joint! Can't wait to come back!
  • John W.
    John WiesemannNovember 23, 2013
    Try the brussel sprouts!
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LandryNovember 17, 2013
    Love this venue for live music :)
  • Favecast
    FavecastNovember 15, 2013
    Becca and her friends are really excited to check out the Sinclair! Check out her Favecast about it here-
  • Odette S.
    Odette SantosOctober 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Holly Ghost
  • Matt S.
    Matt ScutchfieldOctober 11, 2013
    Pretty good, crowd gets a bit pushy. Also get drunk quick. Disappointed that one couldn't order food during the show.
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TenoreAugust 26, 2013
    Small venue but great for intimate shows!!
  • Yvonne F.
    Yvonne FongAugust 26, 2013
    Come early or go to the second floor.
  • Timm M.
    Timm McIntoshAugust 15, 2013
    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.
  • Marcilia L.
    Try the Passionfruit's heavenly! Best dessert I've eaten in quite a long time. Delicious. :)
    Boston.comAugust 8, 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
  • Holly G.
    Holly GageAugust 4, 2013
    Slowest service, took forever to get a waitress and drinks
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KaufmanJuly 28, 2013
    Lobster nachos, blood orange sangria, steak tartare, and kale salad are super bomb
  • 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!!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 11, 2013
    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
  • Natalia Q.
    Natalia QuinteroJune 2, 2013
    Great food--amazing veggie burger. Must try: disco fries and mussels.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GuildJune 1, 2013
    The steak was very tender!
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BertMay 24, 2013
    Well thought out venue. Everywhere you stand is a good view! Great food in the kitchen too
  • Paul A.
    Paul ArmstrongMay 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The food here really is great but they undercook their poached eggs - ask for another minute or so and they're perfect!
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony Abu-HannaMay 14, 2013
    Gorgeous venue.
  • James B.
    James ButlerMay 9, 2013
    Pigs in a blanket.
  • John R.
    John RuggieroMay 4, 2013
    For a Concert Hall-- it's got some great beer...Smuttynose IPA, Rogue Dead Guy, Notch Session etc. I'll be back.
  • John G.
    John GauthierApril 29, 2013
    Great beer selection behind the bar(s) in the venue.
  • John B.
    John B.March 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Sinclair has a late night menu. Rejoice and be glad!
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DupontFebruary 24, 2013
    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.
  • BU Today
    BU TodayJanuary 31, 2013
    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
  • Jared D.
    Jared DobsonJanuary 29, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    You can purchase tickets with no fees Tuesdays-Saturdays 12-7pm. You can also get tickets for Great Scott and Royale here too!
  • BU Today
    BU TodayJanuary 24, 2013
    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.
  • Angie B.
    Angie BoehlerJanuary 23, 2013
    Great place to see an intimate show.
  • The Daily Free Press
    The Daily Free PressJanuary 22, 2013
    Titus Andronicus performs on Sunday, Jan. 27.
  • AskMen
    AskMenSeptember 11, 2012
    The near 600 capacity venue will also be home to a restaurant helmed by Michael Schlow, the busy restauranteur and chef behind popular spots like Tico and Happy's. Read more
  • Ashley J.
    Ashley JohnsonNovember 15, 2016
    Duck Tacos ❤️
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