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Brick & Mortar

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Bar, Pub, American
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567 Massachusetts Ave, 2nd Floor, left of Central Kitchen entrance, Cambridge, MA 02139-4030
+1 617-491-5599
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17:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 01:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Milan, Italy
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219 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was here with friends for an after-dinner cocktail, and I really enjoyed it. In particular I had a "Penicillin" (Blended Scotch, Honey, Ginger, Lemon, Laphroaig 10) which was really good. The place is not "hidden", but there is no clear indication, so if you want to go there just look for the entrance of the "Central Kitchen", and instead... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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423 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I absolutely love Brick & Mortar. It's one of the more authentic speakeasies left (the door in unlabeled so you actually feel cool going in) and the vibe inside is awesome. There's a surprisingly decent amount of seating given that the place is a small. The bartenders are also super nice and not hipster-standoffish. Reasonable prices - my only complaint... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Stopped by for a drink on our way to dinner elsewhere. No sign on the door, but it's the blue door with stairs up, right next to Central Kitchen. Very good vibe and excellent but laid-back service (in a good way, like everyone was friends and really, they should sit down and have a drink with you). We ordered 4... More 

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Thank Jennifer H
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

One Onethousand with bourbon, cynar, lemon, and apricot is delicious. The duck far fries are too good to share with other people.

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Thank Jamie J
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

The door is unlabelled, but that is about as hipster as this place gets. More of a traditional bar/pub vibe. Cocktails at acceptable prices, though with a fair bit of ice. Burgers and duck fries were pretty decent too.

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Thank Nicholas H
Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

I use to love this bar, and respect the staff. I would frequently refer friends and co-workers to enjoy the atmosphere of Brick & Mortar. The establishment is known for having a great and positive vibe about it, but unfortunately, all of this seemed to change or was not visible until now. I worked at upscale bars and dive bars... More 

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Thank Maya B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

This bar has a relaxed if extremely gentrified feel and serves up a decent cocktail at fairly ambitious prices. Friendly bar staff helped the atmosphere. Not a bad place in a pair or group but not ideal for solo travellers

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

I went to this bar on a Thursday post-work after reading positive reviews. I was not disappointed. It's somewhat mysterious- with no name on the door and up a flight of stairs. All brick, with a big copper topped bar. It was just the right amount of crowded and noisy. Yummy cocktails (a little on the small side), and great... More 

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Thank Jenny D
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89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Upstairs behind an unmarked door, is a bar where serious cocktails are served. Great big and drinks that make you smile. Not a college bar, or hipster place... its a bar for people who really enjoy conversation and good drinks be it wine/beer/cocktails.

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Thank SkynSea4me
Massachusetts
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96 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

This bar is hard to find because the door is unmarked. You have to use the door next to the Central Kitchen. Once you find it, the bar has a very hip and intimate feel to it. It was crowded when I was there, but it was also 8 o'clock on a Saturday night. It was a little loud and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, American
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 01:00
Monday
17:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 567 Massachusetts Ave, 2nd Floor, left of Central Kitchen entrance, Cambridge, MA 02139-4030
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-491-5599

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?