Published December 12, 2012
Live Bands and Pork Belly in Cambridge
It’s a musical time of year.
Holiday tunes on the radio. Bells jingling in the streets. Boozed-up carolers.
Needless to say, you could use a new spot for some live music of the non-Kringle variety.
We found it. And it’s got a bonus restaurant attached.
Get your lighters ready for The Sinclair
, Harvard Square’s gorgeous music venue and eatery
hybrid, open for performances starting tonight.
This is a shimmering, subway-tiled,
500-person live music den
perfect for entertaining a third date at one of the tables on the mezzanine
level overlooking the stage (save the crowd surfing for date four).
From there, you’ll drink in the sounds pouring from the state-of-the-art German audio system over a
(Rittenhouse rye, orange bitters, Laphroaig 10-year float). But if the music overpowers
you, you’ll swing by the vintage-y main bar on the ground floor for a Word of Mouth
, with Turkish
molasses, sherry and seven-year-old rum (try not to spill it while headbanging).
And in a couple of weeks, a restaurant from Michael Schlow (Tico, Via Matta) will open above the space.
Think: old railroad-track beams, leather booths flanked by vinyl records and Pastrami’d Pork Belly
Pork belly is a known music-enhancer.
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA 02138