A look back at five decades of Harvard Square history as experienced by the people and patrons of the legendary Grendel's Den restaurant. Learn more here!

How are we celebrating? 

In 2021, Grendel’s Den Restaurant & Bar celebrates 50 years in Harvard Square, Cambridge. We're celebrating and honoring this historic milestone by creating an entire year of special projects like a podcast series about food and drink from the last 5 decades.

Help support this project by joining our Patreon. You'll get access to exclusive content, discounts, special events and more. Become a part of our story and help us bring you another decade in the Den!

Proudly announcing

50 years in the Den!



We host a variety of events at Grendel's Den, including live music, storytelling and poetry, and private events. For a list of our events click here.


Grendel's Den offers indoor and outdoor seating on a first come first serve basis. We do not take reservations at this time. For full booking inquiries please email



We serve a variety of wholesome, casual dishes, original cocktails, new and old world wines, and a rotating selection of local and international beers. What we are not: fine dining. What we are: delicious and affordable food served with a smile. 

To purchase a gift card, click here!



Now you can take Grendel’s home with you! Shop for high quality apparel, goods, snacks and more either in store or online. Shipping available!

Location & Hours

89 Winthrop St. 
Cambridge, MA 02138

Open every day 11:30am-1am for indoor or outdoor seating

Half Price Hours 5pm-7:30pm