Grendel’s Den, a Harvard Square mainstay, has been keeping hungry kids, tourists, and locals fed on the cheap for years. Great beer on tap, yummy fondue, and loads of decent bar food to choose from, it’s a good spot for after work - especially if you hurry over. The seat yourself policy keeps people on their toes, but once you get a spot, enjoy watching musicians strum and co-eds toss a frisbee on the grass nearby.
Newbury Street’s unassuming Scoozi serves up one delicious pizza pie. We dig their sandwiches too, and we love the patio. An otherwise super small space inside, their business more than doubles when the al fresco season arrives. Stop by mid-afternoon to beat the crowds.