favorite bar in the square. I've been going to Tommy D's for almost two years now and its one of my favorite bars in the Square. Dress up or dress down, you can always feel at home there. I love that there is something at TD's for whatever mood I'm in--I can go when I want to dance and drink and go to the top floor, or if I want a beer and some apps and good conversation with friends, there's space on the main floor or the basement lounge where i can actually hear the people at the table I'm at. The bartenders on the top floor get special props for creative mixing (I never know what I want, and they will always make something special) and always being friendly, especially when the bar is a few people deep. I celebrated my birthday here as well and with great space and good prices, it was the best place to bring a large group of friends. There are lots of great bars in the Square but Tommy Doyle's is the best of all worlds, balancing club and pub, food and drink, and being a place meeting new people or banking on running into tons of friends. If I don't want to dress up and behave myself at Grafton, but want to avoid the skeeziness of the Kong 2nd floor (which lets be honest, has its moments of fun), TD's is the place for good company and fun on all ends of the dance-to-don't dance/lets get wasted-to-glass of wine/pre-game the night-to-spend all night spectrums. Love TD's.
The place where everyone knows your name. I started going to TDs when I was in college and have been a regular ever since. The staff is friendly and accomodating, the upstairs always makes for awesome dance-parties, and the food tastes great and never takes long to order/prepare (The Gringo Chicken sandwich is my FAVORITE!). My boyfriend's rugby team holds a number of events in the basement/lounge and the management helped me organize a year-end party for me and my colleagues. Whether I'm in the mood for a crazy late-night or an afternoon of posting up at a table and drinking and watching a game or a few drinks out with the girls, TDs is my go-to. This may sound fake or contrived, but really and truly I love this place and could go on.
Ok, let's be serious (.............).
These reviews are obviously all by the same person(s). Or, by some freak accident, everyone is disgruntled by the lack of valet parking, and wowed by TD's spectacular food, their 3 floors, or the world cup... oh, and they must LOVE Murphy's, too.
Tommy Doyle's is a good spot, admitted, but come on people, stop writing about yourselves!
Fun Spot, good food. Very good addition to Harvard Square. Staff is friendly, place looks great. I've been to every bar and restaurant in harvard square, this is by far the funnest! I went in last weekend, and there was a line to get in. The doorman remembered my face, and let me dodge the line. Thats the loyalty I appreciate. My only advice get there early they have a cover starting at like 9- 9:30, and the lines come soon after. Usually a cover band followed by a dj on the weekends, and I think they just started serving food until closing!
Harvard Square's largest Irish restaurant and bar serves up decent food and a lively bar scene..
Thanks to its Harvard Square location, in the former House of Blues, this comfortable bar restaurant attracts area academics and young professionals for after-work drinks. Popular menu items include "ploughman's" potato skins (melted cheddar, smoked bacon and sharp green onions), juicy beef burgers and sizzling fajita platters. TVs are spread over three levels, and live music is featured on the weekends. Perfect pints of Guinness, usually delivered by friendly Irish waitresses, prove popular.
Tommy Doyles. As a lifelong Cambridge resident I was pleasantly surprised after my first trip to Tommy Doyles. Interestingly enough the only reason I tried it out was because of a flyer I was given by a young lady outside the T. I hadn't made it to that side of the Square in a while, and figured to try out the place that took over the "House of Blues" I went in and ordered a Guinness and the bartender literally talked me out of the Guinness and instead recommended a Murphys Stout, offering to buy it if I didn't like it! Long story short it was a great pour, and I stayed for the remainder of the sox game over a fantastic Fish and Chips. With three bars and a great menu, this place is now on my list. You'll be seeing a lot more of me!
Price of Lobster! Wow. Our group of six was coaxed into Tommy Doyles in Harvard square by a lovely girl on the steps. We were actually looking for some where with outside seating,but were shocked by the prices of some of the establishments in Harvard square. We were escorted to the top floor and sat in one of the huge booths next to the stage. Our waitress was fantastic and suggested the lobster special @ $14.99?? We'd just paid $30+ in the cape last weekend for the same size lobster. I decided to go up a scale and get the stuffed lobster. It was nothing short of delicious, our whole party was taken a back by the quality and presentation of not alone the food but the whole establishment. we have never been really attracted to Irish Bars or restaurants due to their no so stellar reputation with regard to food. But oh how are opinions have changed. We will be back.We are converted! Thanks!
you have got to be kidding. horrible poor excuse for an irish pub. i went there today and all i saw was some angry bartender and manager talking trash about the local restaurants in the square. i would have enjoyed myself if they had not been a bunch of haters! nest time get me my guinness and just smile. please.
trivia. Tommys trivia is growing.Our team had a great time on the top floor.Come on down and try and beat my team.We are on fire.Wednesday night.......
Great place. Thanks tommys for making my birthday so special.You have a regular here.The party started on the ground floor and when the dj came on we headed up to the top floor.Sorry about the bad dancing but what a blast.....
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