Bars & Clubs

Neighborhoods: Kendall Square

2014 Winner: Meadhall

Photo Credit: Holly Rike


Like a beer-soaked beacon, Meadhall lures an enterprising crowd from Kendall Square’s startup scene. Plenty of inspiration is found at the expansive oval bar with more than 100 taps, including familiar favorites and unique microbrews. (Discover even more at an upstairs mezzanine bar.) And Meadhall’s light-filled airiness is a nice break from dim dives. File under: entrepreneurial spirits.


4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge • (617) 714-4372

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