Cambridge Locals Swear By The Cocktails And Music At Brick & Mortar

Opened in 2011, the Cambridge, Massachusetts bar, Brick & Mortar, has become something of a neighborhood institution. The elegant speakeasy with an unmarked door is a music lover's dream and is consistently rated among the best bars in the Boston area. The bar is on lists like the 20 Best Bars in Boston (2022) on Tasting Table, and The Improper Bostonian voted Brick & Mortar their 2015 best bar in the Central Square neighborhood. Brick & Mortar's tagline is "Missing nights we can barely remember." This likely alludes to the fact you may just want to stay until closing time, which is midnight Monday to Wednesday, and 1 a.m. Thursday to Saturday. Not only does the bar serve up amazing drinks and food, but great music, too. That's why it's also an ideal destination for special events such as cocktail primers and private parties, in addition to being a gathering place for memorable cocktails and unforgettable tunes.

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CBS Boston shared that the establishment's delicious cocktails and sultry ambiance make for an exceptional backdrop for fantastic music. Its menu features pop culture-inspired drinks such as the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Asbury Park, Eastbound & Down, Mexican Radio, and Streets of Gettysburg. DJs spin records and the bar is notoriously raucous most of the time, with lots of music and cocktails filling the room.

Not only is Brick & Mortar a top-rated bar — it was also voted 2016's Best Neighborhood Restaurant in Central Square by Boston Magazine, which touted the establishment for innovative dishes such as the apricot-habanero chicken wings and fried oyster po'boys.

Brick & Mortar's small plates menu also includes fresh oysters, tuna and fried caper deviled eggs, and other unique bar foods they rotate in and out just like their specialty cocktail selection. If you're looking for a lively night in Cambridge, look no further.