March 31, 2016 Cambcohathaway

Top Local Spots near Hathaway Lofts | Porter Square Cambridge

The Porter Square area is one of the most vibrant areas of Cambridge, MA, with an array of local restaurants, bars, and lounges just a few blocks away from Hathaway Lofts!

We are showcasing some of the top picks for local spots that boast both amazing food and awesome experiences, all in close proximity to Hathaway Lofts on Richdale Avenue.

Live Music

Porter Square Dining Lizard Lounge

Lizard Lounge
Lizard Lounge is a live music lounge in Porter Square known for hosting well-known rock, blues, and jazz bands and musicians.

The owners also operate Cambridge Common, West Side Lounge, and Toad – another live music venue.

They carry a large selection of beers from local brewers and it is the watering hole to many loyal fans with the nightclubs intimate setting for live music, open mic nights and poetry slams.

1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Small cozy bar and music club with live music seven nights a week in Porter Square. Toad has been described on Zagat as small but full of love – “Prepare to get friendly with your neighbor” at this “shoebox” size Porter Square “hideaway” where “young creatives” sip suds from a small but “interesting” draft list to the tune of “talented” local bands.

1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Local Bars and Dining

Christopher's Porter Square
Known for creating some of the most eclectic and original “Burgahs & Sandwiches” anywhere, this busy local hangout has a famous rotating beer selection and even is an award-winning veggie burger pick for non meat-eaters.

1920 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

The Abbey
Open late this cozy bi-level eatery and bar with pub-style New American bites plus a variety of scotches and beers just a couple blocks from Porter Square on Mass Ave.

1755 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Quick Eats

Anna’s Taqueria
A Hathaway Lofts staff favorite, this casual local counter-serve Mexican chain dishes up burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and Mexican plates in a warm inviting space. Located right in the Porter Square Galleria!

822 Somerville Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Worth the fresh air- just a few blocks away from Porter Square (just take Walden when coming from Hathaway Lofts)

Amsterdam Falafelshop
Imagine a loaded falafel sandwich with flavorful fresh toppings with a taste over 22 toppings and sauces. You can make your own special falafel sandwiches or bowls at this casual, quick-serve restaurant with the most awesome Frieten (fries) double-fried with tangy and savory dipping sauces like Curried Ketchup, Fritesaus, Peanutsaus .

248 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144

Morning Pick-Me-Up

Bruegger’s Bagels
Cafe/bakery chain preparing small-batch, New York-style bagels, plus breakfast & lunch sandwiches.

1876 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Known for their array of handmade bagels in unexpected flavors, this cult maker of unique bagels served are best served with butter or a schmear of cream cheese, or as a creative sandwich.

1796 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Bourbon Coffee
Located just below Lesley University’s University Hall at the Porter Square train station this cafe offers house-made and locally-baked goods and a full lineup of cold sandwiches and paninis.

The origins of this cafe come with a great social cause for the fair trade coffee from Rwanda, with the goal of bringing profits back to the hands of the coffee farmers and their families in Rwanda.

1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Taste of the World in Porter Square

Elephant Walk
Have an interesting and unique eating experience at this French & Cambodian restaurant with tasty dishes share in a whimsical space.
2067 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Passage to India
Enjoy flavorful and aromatic Indian dishes made with house-ground spice in cozy quarters. They are the oldest Indian restaurant in North Cambridge with regulars who go for the favorite traditional curry dishes.

1900 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Rod Dee Thai
Craving pad thai or drunken noodles? This modern Thai restaurant offers a broad range of traditional dishes for dine-in, takeout & delivery.

1906 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Also check out:

Sugar & Spice
1933 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Sapporo Ramen
If you looking for something hearty and filling, you can’t go wrong with some ramen. Enjoy fast service with this quant ramen joint that draws in crowds for its bowls of Japanese-style noodles in a flavorful soup.

1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Grocery Shopping

Cambridge Naturals
A local longtime natural health store is known for selling nutritional supplements, body care products & organic foods.

Located in the Porter Square Shopping center, this store has a friendly staff to help you find great nutritional supplements and non-GMO organic brands.

Porter Square Shopping Center, 23 White St, Cambridge, MA 02140

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