WALLY'S JAZZ CAFE
The best freaking bar in the USA. Wally's has killing
live music every night and there is no cover. It features
a mixed crowd of college kids and locals and most often
its totally packed. The music is so good I once went to
Wally's every Thursday night to check out the latin jazz
every night for almost a year. In that time I caught Roy
Hargrove jamming along with the horn section from Eddie
Palmieri's band. I also caught pianist Danilo Perez jamming
with the house band along with killing bassist John Benitez.
If you like live music you will love this place. I have
been around the world and I still love Wally's more than
anywhere else. SPECIAL NOTE TO MUSICIANS: Go on Thursday
night for latin jazz and check out the drummer FRANCICSO
MELA. He is sick!
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GRENDEL'S DEN CAFE
Grendle's Den Resturant and Bar is located in an old Harvard
Fraternity House from the 1800's in Harvard Square. Grendel's
Den is a no nonsense bar with really decent food. It's
always crowded and that's because Monday thru Friday Grendel's
offers 1/2 all food from 4:30pm-7:30pm and from 9pm-11:30pm(with
the purchase of 1 drink). Grendel's Den has pretty awesome
beer on tap and it's always interesting to watch Harvard
people. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu and
check out the Paulener Hepeviwen Beer on Tap.
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MOUNT AUBURN CEMETARY
Sounds morbid but Mount Auburn Cemetary
is really a beautiful place to visit. Mount Auburn is
possibly the nicest cemetary in the USA. It boasts amazing
grounds with giant tree's and rolling hills. It is really
big and it feels more like a park then a cemetary. There
are some really interesting grave stones from way back
and it is facinating to see the way weathly people buried
themselves 100 years ago in comparison with traditions
today. There is a newer wing to the cemetary thats not
as exciting. The best kept secrect about Mount Auburn
cemetary is that from May unitl October there is view
tower called the George Washington Memorial that has some
of the best views of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.
It's a watchtower thats perched atop a hill and its reaches
several stories high with a mid level and top look out
point. The view is amazing and it's really beautiful during
fall when the trees are changing. Sunsets are really perfect
there too. If you can make it out bring a camera and an
hour or two. It's accessable via bus, car and since Boston
is a small city I recomend it, by bike. Just take the
Charles River Bike path past Harvard Square 1/2 mile and
veer off to your right when you hit Mt. Auburn Hospital.
When you hit the 5 way intersection take the hard left.
An easier way is to follow Mt. Auburn street out of Harvard
Square till you hit the Cemetary.