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Apr 15, 2014 12:25 PM

Late night eats and drinks ( after midnight) on a Thursday night in Kendall SQ. or vicinity

Anything goes. Looking for a cool late night hangout after various eats and a band at club, before we go back to the hotel.

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  1. Your options dwindle rapidly after 11 p.m. Lord Hobo is about a 15-minute walk from the Kendall Square T stop and they have a late-night menu (open until 2 a.m.), but that's the only option that I can think of serving drinks and food.

    1. State Park is open till 2am and has a limited menu of snacks (most of it fried)

      1. West Bridge is open until 1 am. Good Kendall Square location and a fun spot. I have not been to Commonwealth yet, but they are open until 1. I am not sure if they have late night menus which huuvola refers to at Lord Hobo but you could give them a call.

        1. maybe you're better off looking for a spot in the club vicinity.

          i'm not asking from a base of knowledge, just wondering, about:
          Commonwealth; Area 4; the new Hungry Mother outpost (and other places) in that Blue Rm complex; Union Sq. Backbar ; Atwood's? I always had thought that Central Sq was a late night/A.M. hotspot?.........

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          1. re: opinionatedchef

            I'll actually be on the somerville Charlestown line, coming back to my hotel in Kendall. Central SQ further away and no good choice come too mind, except maybe the Midldle East, and only because I long for the days when I was fab and used to play there all the time...

            1. re: opinionatedchef

              Commonwealth is open until 1 but the bar menu stops at midnight.
              Area Four is open until 1 but I don't know if the kitchen is open after midnight.
              State Park is noted above as an option.
              Backbar closes at midnight.
              Atwood's stops serving food before midnight.

              Long story short: Slim pickin's if you want food at a bar after the witching hour.

            2. FROM THE LORD HOBO ( via email):

              Thank you for your inquiry. We serve our Off-Hours (Late Night) menu 7 nights a week from 11pm to close. (1am closing time Sunday-Wednesday, 2am closing time Thursday-Saturday).
              On the menu: Spicy Fries, Truffle Fries, Hobo Burger, House Veggie Burger, Polenta Fries, Mac and Cheese, Pupusa's.

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              1. re: aregularjoe

                Too bad Lord Hobo's food ranges from just ok to bad.
                I have really enjoyed most things I've had at State Park.

                1. re: Blumie

                  Hmmm… Looks interesting and is close to "home" that night. I'll leave it up to the wife…


                  1. re: aregularjoe

                    That late night menu for Lord Hobo looks fine. The burgers and fries are usually a safe bet. I'm not a fan of the food at State Park, but it is a more comfortable location. My suggestion is if you want a large beer selection go to LH or SP for cocktails and probably a shorter walk to hotel.

                    1. re: viperlush

                      Yeah, the burger at Hobo is decent.
                      But I really love the food at State Park, particularly the boudin balls, the spicy fried chicken, and the twice baked potato!

                      1. re: Blumie

                        The spicy fried chicken is fantastic.