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Address: 125 River St, Cambridge, MA 02139 (Cross street: Kinnaird St)
Neighborhood: Central Square / Cambridgeport
Specifics: Hipster, Irish Pub
Phone: 617-576-1881
Website: www.rivergodsonline.com
Nightlife Hipster house. DJs spin frequently.

    
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River Gods
Posted by:  Denyce Neilson
Monday, June 11, 2007
Yes, River Gods is yet another Irish pub in Boston. Its owners are Irish and they serve a great pint of Guinness. But, you won’t find any shamrocks hanging on the walls here. What you will find is a contemporary (shamrocks have been replaced by gargoyles and goddesses, creating a bit of a Wiccan motif), cozy bar featuring some of the most awesome chow around. The menu is vast and eclectic, offering everything from kimchee hand rolls to burgers and it’s all incredibly delicious (their french fries have actually won awards). They haven’t forgotten anyone either; they also offer a vegan and vegetarian menu. The small space fills up quickly, around 9 pm, as the DJ’s, who rotate nightly, do their thing. Even though the kitchen is open nightly until 10 pm, it is best to get there early to get a table.

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River Gods
Posted by:  Joy Mazzola
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Entangled in the labyrinth of Cambridge one-ways is probably the only way you would ever stumble upon the modern-day mead hall that is River Gods. Otherwise, it needs to be sought. Making your way down River Street until the hullabaloo of Central Square proper is a mere echo, you’ll spy the eerie red Christmas lights as you approach this wee, weird, and wonderful place. Enter through a door designed to look like a gaping mouth. The décor delivers the freaky-deakiness you’d expect upon entering—plush medieval armchairs, archaic knights in armor, assorted spikes and spires, gargoyles, and open flames. Exceptional DJs peep out from a teeny prison window above the bar, and the food is anything but torturous. River Gods is locally renowned for its fries, and the entire menu is generally wonderful. The only issue is actually snagging a table: these bibs and bobs of gothic glee are packed into a space not much larger than most studio apartments. Advice would be to get there early, or just hover over a table until it clears which, considering the limited floor space, is sometimes unavoidable.

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