We’ve long suspected that one’s relationship to news about Harvard depends on a variety of factors including but not limited to how long you’ve lived in the Boston area, your security (or lack thereof) about your own educational background, and whether or not you’ve ever worked in Harvard Square. Whatever your feelings on Harvard, however, the revelation that the school has just opened a pub on campus is bound to inspire deep feelings of envy. The Cambridge Queen’s Head, located in Memorial Hall, is named after an English pub John Harvard left to the University. The pub serves up bar food favorites like fried calamari and mozzarella sticks to Harvard students drunk on the pub’s signature beer, Harpoon 1636. Campus pubs are nothing new (when we studied abroad in London, our not-terribly huge university had no less than four bars and pubs on central campus, not counting the ones in each dorm), but they’ve been slow to catch on (at least in university-owned buildings) in the United States. Although we certainly did enough imbibing in our college years, we must confess that we’re more than a little jealous of Harvard’s new addition.
The Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub [Harvard]