Party Earth Review Despite only being around since 2005, The Asgard has a homey vintage vibe thanks a whole mess of Ireland-imported décor and furnishings, some of which date back nearly two centuries. Of course, the local MIT regulars are... ... read full review
350 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Red Line: Central Square
M–W 11am–1am, Th–F 11am–2am, Sa 10am–2am, Su 10am–1am
Cambridge / Somerville, Boston –
Despite only being around since 2005, The Asgard has a homey vintage vibe thanks a whole mess of Ireland-imported décor and furnishings, some of which date back nearly two centuries. Of course, the local MIT regulars are probably more interested in the extensive craft beer list and the cheap wings than where the lampshades came from.
Sweatshirt-wearing college kids, researchers from nearby labs, and khaki-clad working stiffs meander into the staggeringly large brick room during the day to chill at the heavy wooden tables set beneath massive Gaelic flags, mounted armor, and stained glass windows.
Modern pub elements stand out from this decorative time warp, including numerous flat-screens tuned to the game, a playlist of classic rock, and a menu that includes everything from traditional Irish fare to classic Americana grub.
Monday’s 25-cent wing deal packs the bar like it’s the weekend, while young wannabe rockers usually get to serenade a full house during Wednesday’s karaoke. As Friday sets in, Top 40 DJs bring in swarms of dolled-up coeds ready for a wee bit of sloppy fun, after which live bands take over on Saturdays.
Brunch on the weekends rounds out the offerings, catering to anyone looking to soak up the hangover without breaking the bank.
A bit kitschy, sure, but with a different event almost every night and no shortage of youthful eye candy, The Asgard is a great place to slay sobriety while winning the admiration of a fair lad or lass.
MIT and Harvard students ready to party, young professionals kicking back after work, area researchers, live music fans, trivia buffs, karaoke nuts, and cheap wing lovers, 20s to mid-30s.
Classic rock hits during dinner hours. Flat-screens tuned to sports and news. Live bands usually play on Saturdays and include traditional Irish performances and lots of covers. Trivia night on Tuesdays, karaoke on Wednesdays, and Top 40 DJ on Fridays.
Full menu of traditional Irish favorites like bangers and mash and shepherd’s pie, as well as standard American bar fare including steak, burgers, hearty deli sandwiches, and light salads. Outdoor seating. Validated parking available for patrons who park in the University Park garage directly behind the venue.
Brunch $8.50–$13, appetizers $4–$11+, salads $5–$14, sandwiches/burgers $9–$13.50, entrées $10.50–$23. Beer $3.50–$10, wine $8–$10/glass or $30–$48/bottle, cocktails $10–$16.
Casual: polo shirts, comfy jeans, sweaters, sneakers, t-shirts, flats. Some dressier/sexier wear for the dancing party crowd.
Mondays for 25-cent wings, Tuesdays for trivia, Wednesdays for karaoke, Fridays and Saturdays to kick inhibitions to the curb among a joyful college crowd, or weekends for brunch.
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