After a long day slinging fancy drinks and serving highly particular patrons, the last place Harvard Square’s hospitality types want to unwind is somewhere stuffy. That’s why they head to Charlie’s, the Square’s decades-old institution that’s a half-step above dive status. They flock to the jukebox in the raucous upstairs barroom and snag seats around fire pits in the all-season beer garden, tossing back cheap brews, trading war stories and making off-hour memories.
10 Eliot St., Cambridge • (617) 492-9646
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- (617) 790-0808
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- (617) 752-4191
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- (617) 576-0006