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, a vinyl cover album featuring all local bands covering songs from 1971, cocktail classes, interviews with our owners, specialty collectibles, VIP discounts and more to engage with and support our creative community. That's where you come in.

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!


Call Ahead

Grendel's Den offers indoor and outdoor seating on a first come first serve basis. We do not take reservations, but you can click here and check if there is a wait, and add your name to the list for priority seating when you arrive.



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. 



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