There is always something happening at John Harvard’s Cambridge. 

Experience history made fresh… in a beautiful new space!

Come visit the new John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House, in our beautifully updated home at 33 Dunster Street in historic Harvard Square. An excursion below street level unfolds into a newly-renovated space, with decor and furnishings that blend John Harvard’s historic character with modern casual elements, for a welcoming dining experience. 

A comfortable setting and good comfort offerings highlight the menus–from the beer to the cuisine, everything is made fresh from scratch incorporating seasonal, local and organic ingredients.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 25th – Saturday, March 29th

Cask beer week

Join us for a week-long festival of cask-conditioned ales. Two casks featured everyday. (See the beer schedule here).

Every Monday, 8 p.m.

Pub trivia

Great prizes and always a fun crowd. Come play with the smaht kids!

Every Tuesday through Saturday night

Live music 

Join us for great live music in the pub five nights a week. No cover! Check our Facebook page for band listings.

Every Wednesday, 5-10 p.m.

Brewer’s Pairing Dinner

Don’t miss our four-course prix fixe dinner, which changes monthly. Chef Aldrin and the brewing team work together to create an exceptional pairing of beer and food. It is also an amazing deal at $29.99 ($22.99 without beer)! Interested in trying the beers that will be paired with each dish? A beer sampler is also available for $7.

Every weekend

Brewer’s Brunch

11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Join us every weekend for our hearty Brewer’s Brunch, featuring weekend favorites like Chicken & Waffles, and specialty cocktails.

Location Information


Harvard Square
33 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel 617-868-3585
fax 617-868-4341

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs: 11:30 am -12:30 am
Fri-Sat: 11:30 am – 2:00 am
Sun: 11:30 am – Midnight


Contact Us

Gatherings and Catering
Celebrate with us! Whether you’re hoping for a quiet corner or an entire room, we can accommodate groups of all sizes for meetings, holiday parties, dinners or casual gatherings. Free wi-fi, AV package and flexible menu options make John Harvard’s the perfect choice for your next get-together.