Quality Inn & Suites
440 Bedford St.
Lexington, MA 02420
Phone: (781) 861-0850
Fax: (781) 861-0821
This restaurant and bar is a hot favorite of the Somerville crowd. Offering delicious American cuisine that includes everything from salads and steaks to pizzas and pastas, this restaurant gives you a quality dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere. The bar has beer, wines as well a limited cocktail menu. In addition, a few light dishes, such as salads, sandwiches and appetizers are also available to munch on along with your drink. The friendly service and upbeat ambiance add to the charm that draws hordes of people to Orleans!
Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club is known for getting the best names in jazz, blues, folk and from the local Boston music scene. This typical Boston eatery offers chili, fried calamari and burgers. The vibe is understated but the crowd is social and lively. Special features include WiFi, open jam sessions and salsa nights. Tickets to shows are not sold in advance, and unless noted, shows are 21 and over. Also 75% of the seats are up for reservations.
If you are looking for quality music in an intimate atmosphere, this Cambridge spot fits the bill. Live music is on tap nightly, as are a variety of microbrews and a full bar. Local bands are a mainstay here, but national stars have stopped by to give performances as well. Despite renowned musicians like Laurie Sargent have been known to take the stage at Toad, there is no cover charge.
Part swing scene, part coffee house, this basement club is fun and cool. Red lights and couches afford club-goers an intimate setting for the jazz, blues and lounge acts that take the stage. In addition to the live acts, there is a poetry slam on Sunday nights and improv jazz on Monday. If you are hungry, the Cambridge Common restaurant and bar is upstairs.
The Sinclair is a riveting rock concert venue that comes with an American restaurant and a summer patio. If you wish to watch your favorite bands play in the company of great food and euphoric ambiance then The Sinclair has got it all covered for you. The restaurant is quite spacious and can accommodate groups with ease. Here you can entertain your palate with chef Michael Schlow's culinary delights which are cooked to perfection and served with style. The performance area is where you can witness scintillating rock performances in a setup that is equipped with great acoustics and light technology. The Sinclair has the capacity to host 525 spectators, making it one of the biggest rock clubs in Cambridge.
Club Passim has been on the cultural scene of Boston for a long time. It is frequented by the Harvard intellectuals for evening get togethers. Club Passim works to promote local and folk music. No alcohol is served here, you can order vegetarian pizzas from the in-house pizzeria, libations from the juice or just a cuppa. Boston is known for its cultural and arts scene and this is a definitely a good place to soak up the arts.
The Loft atTommy Doyle's is the successor of the legendary House of Blues. The live music venue hosts bands and musicians every night—tickets for various gigs can be booked online. The Loft is popular for its blues and jazz music but also has rocks and alternative up its sleeve. Being located in a bar has its advantages too!
Like everything Brazilian? Then you may just about dig this place. Cafe Brazil offers many creative options in terms of food, as the delicacies on the varied menu are seasoned to perfection to give it an authentic Brazilian touch. Ethnic colorful murals of the Brazilian Coastline on the walls add to the authenticity of the restaurant. Specials include steaks and Brazil's national dishes namely, feijoada, black beans, rice, stewed beef, healthy salads and desserts like the pudim. At Cafe Brazil you can also find huge servings of hospitality, which is so typical of Brazil. Apart from the great food, also enjoy live music on themed nights. For a whole new aspect to dining head to Cafe Brazil.
An inexpensive Irish bar with a warm, inviting atmosphere, the crowd here includes sports fans, college students and a few ex-patriates. At the Draft, the live entertainment varies nightly and may be DJs spinning tunes or local bands playing Top-40 hits and reggae music. On Wednesday night you can test your intellectual abilities at the weekly trivia game. Club sandwiches, burgers, steak tips, and fish and chips are among the entrees offered.
This small, friendly bar with an Irish flair has live music starting at 9p nightly, featuring blues, country and rock 'n' roll acts. Seating along the walls and at the bar is quickly filled, and a crowd of locals is happy to stand with Guinness and listen to some foot-tapping music. A lunch menu is served that includes glazed pork, seared trout and braised lamb. Soccer matches from Europe are televised every weekend.
If it is the reggae scene you are into, then head over to Western Front, a Central Square hangout. The club features live reggae every Friday and Saturday evening. The club's roots are in blues and jazz, and those genres are also represented with live music offered Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday night. The club, with a black-and-white theme, has a comfortable atmosphere. Jamaican food is served on Friday and Saturday. Cash only; does not accept credit cards.
Head over to this popular Allston bar for a great time with no attitude. Part-restaurant part-bar, Common Ground caters to a wide range of patrons. DJs spin British pop and reggae and local acts take to the stage. Casual dress and a relaxed demeanor are the rule here. Popular with area college students, the bar gets crowded and sloppy on weekend nights. The bar serves appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and some entrees.