Harvard Square

2 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 491-3434


  • "During my college years, I used to busk in The Square - you'd be surprised how much money people will pay you to stop singing songs from the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical "Cats."" - Conan O'Brien
  • Beware the bicyclists who will run you over rather than jeopardize their win in the imaginary Tour de Force going on in their heads.
  • A lot of people don't know this, but Harvard encourages unemployed people to audit its classes in order to improve their job prospects. Try it!
  • Aside from having world-class education, Harvard is also situated in an amazing environment. Take a tour of the school and dont miss the Yard where youll see the Memorial Church and Peabody Museum.
  • Walk quickly and don't stop in the middle of the sidewalk for a picture. Visit The Tannery, grab a coffee and grab food over at veggie planet! So good!
  • Great in the summer and fall.Grab a latte at ABP and just watch people from all over the world pass by.Great restaurants Border cafe, Tavern, Grafton street pub, Charlies kitchen just too many to list
  • Loved the tour run by the Harvard students; suggested donation is $10 per adult & $20 per family. The tour ends near a student run shop where 10% of purchases is put towards assisting students.
  • In 2008, the Globe reported that "across the generations Harvard Square remains the crossroads of funk and philosophy, of idealism and consumerism, of red brick and green politics." It's still true.
  • Yummy authentic Belgian waffles at Zinneken's
  • Great people watching here. And great buskers, too!
  • There are 3 great burrito joints here: Anna's near Brattle Square, Felipe's on Mt Auburn St near JFK St, and Boloco on Mt Auburn St by Holyoke St
  • Tour de FRANCE, Bob D. France. A "Tour de force" is not a bike race. Vocabulary!!!
  • It's tough to name specifics here (lots to explore, and you should wander down main streets & side streets to get the vibe.) If I had to guide you, I'd say try Felipe's, L.A. Burdick, & Club Passim.
  • This is a terrific spot to start an architectural tour. Within an easy circumference of this intellectual center, you can find three centuries of Cambridge architecture.
  • Car Talk fans: Look for the Dewey, Cheatem & Howe sign. Third floor window.
  • Great funky little neighborhood -- interesting spot to people watch & meet folks on the street
  • bentley shuttle from here = CLUTCH!
  • The Harvard on rye with the chipotle mayo is key
  • Now that you're here why not pay a visit to Haunted Starbucks?
  • Parking is horrible. Use public transportation or walk if possible.

Nearby places

1400 Massachusetts Ave (at Brattle St.)
1380 Mass Ave (btwn JFK & Dunster St)
14 JFK St (at Brattle St)