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Address: 20 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA 02139 (Cross street: Massachusetts Ave)
Neighborhood: Central Square / Cambridgeport
Specifics: Irish Pub
Phone: 617-354-7345
Website: www.thefieldpub.com
Nightlife Dark and gritty Irish pub.

    
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Posted by:  Joy Mazzola
Friday, April 6, 2007
I’ve never even been to Ireland, but whenever I go to The Field I feel like an Irish ex-pat suddenly cured of homesickness. The Field is friendly, comforting, and just tucked away enough that you know you won’t spend your time there awash in young drunklings—at least not until later, but then they’re hip little Cambridge drunklings, which is just a notch more tolerable than the ones you’d encounter elsewhere. The sunset-colored walls are festooned with classic Irish décor. The narrow back room sports a pool table and dart board, which turns getting to the bathroom later in the evening into a kind of gauntlet run to avoid getting impaled in the temple or liver by a dart or pool cue. But it’s all part of the fun. If you love Guinness and Boddingtons and would order bangers off a menu, this place is your boy. Proof of this can also be found in the number of Irish who actually do work at or patronize the place. The fact that credit cards aren’t accepted helps to simplify an already mellow experience.

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