Grendel's Den Restaurant & Bar

Bar, American, Burgers
$ $
89 Winthrop St (at JFK St)
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 491-1160
11:30am - 1:00am
11:30am - 1:00am
11:30am - 1:00am
11:30am - 1:00am
11:30am - 1:00am
11:30am - 1:00am
11:30am - 1:00am



  • If Beowulf showed up, [the bartender] would be like, 'Dude, take that metal armor off. It's not OK to wear that in the bar' ... Then he'd say, 'OK, what do you want?' "
  • All food at Grendel's Den in Harvard Square is 1/2 price 7 nights a week from 5 to 7:30pm and 1/2 price Sunday through Thursday from 9pm-11:30
  • 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).
  • get half price food nightly from 5 to 7:30
  • Dark and stormy. You're welcome.
  • Good beers only! If you're looking for bud, coors or michelobe, look elsewhere.
  • this place always has a great Friday play list from bartender BK!!
  • Try their Hot Rum Cider! Only in fall and winter! It is amazing!
  • Franziskaner Hefeweizen + Reuben = Happy Place.
  • Great selection of decent beers!
  • With a Sandwich Menu that offers a diverse selection of wraps and sandwiches, it is tough to go wrong. Try the Grendel or take advantage of the toppings combos they offer for Chicken Sandwiches.
  • Bathrooms here are unisex, so if you are a douche about gender politics, you probably shouldn't go poopies here.
  • Great straws, hooks under the bar
  • Lots if vegan and vegetarian options. The chili is vegan on the nachos.
  • Happy hour = half price food. One of the only spots around that has Paulaner Hefeweizen on tap.
  • No bro beers, thank heavens!
  • I thought there would be equations on the walls...
  • They have really resonably priced cocktails and only serve good beer!
  • Always have a 1/2 litter of Paulaner or Franziskaner...unless they don't have it on tap...
  • Best bar in Boston.

Nearby places

10 Eliot St (at Winthrop St.)
14 JFK St (at Brattle St)
1236 Massachusetts Ave (btwn Bow & Plympton)