Party Earth Review Techies, nerds, and geniuses from all over Boston flock to Miracle of Science Bar & Grill, a geek-chic, open-floored venue that attracts throngs of students and staff from MIT, Tufts, and Harvard. Once the brainy patrons... ... read full review
321 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Red Line: Central
M–F 7am–1am, Sa–Su 9am–1am
Cambridge / Somerville, Boston –
Techies, nerds, and geniuses from all over Boston flock to Miracle of Science Bar & Grill, a geek-chic, open-floored venue that attracts throngs of students and staff from MIT, Tufts, and Harvard.
Once the brainy patrons finish analyzing the mathematical probability of cramming their large groups onto the two benches by the expansive front windows, they settle in to share burgers and beer with the rest of the good-natured crowd.
Chalkboard-topped tables allow guests to draw doodles instead of proofs, while a much larger chalkboard above the high-top tables and lab stools announces the menu in the form of a periodic table of food and drinks.
A boxy bar and a central triangular table provide more space for the groups of chatty artists and grad students intent on unwinding after a day of study, and for the young professionals from nearby businesses who pop in for lunch and dinner.
Always bustling with a fun-loving crowd, Miracle of Science allows even the most dedicated scholar to rationalize a night off.
College students, computer gurus, artists, quirky young professionals, and business types, 20s to late 30s.
Flat screen TV tuned to sports. Ambient music varies from hip-hop to indie rock. Free Wi-Fi.
American and Middle Eastern dishes including burgers, skewers, and hummus plates.
Breakfast $1–$6.25, snacks $4–$7.25, burgers and sandwiches $8–$8.75, skewers $5.50–$12. Beer $4.75, wine $6.25, cocktails $6–$9.
Casual: t-shirts and jeans, though the after-work crowd shows up in suits and work attire.
Any night for a busy scene, though Thursdays and Fridays draw bigger crowds ready to start the weekend.
Middlesex Lounge (315 Massachusetts Avenue) next door draws the same crowd, especially on Saturdays.