The following websites include information about various events in the general Cambridge/Boston area.


Walking Tours

he Pub Café is open for breakfast and lunch for the summer hours of operation: Monday- Friday 8:00 AM-2:30PM The Terrace Grill Opens June 8th! (weather permitting) Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm.

Off Campus

There are many restaurants within walking distance of HLS, and many more in the greater Boston area. Information about some local restaurants is listed below.

  • Au Bon Pain 1360 Massachusetts Ave –  617.497.9797
  • Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage $820 1246 Mass. Ave – 6173546559
  • b.good $20 24 Dunster St. – 6173546559
  • Cambridge Common $10201667 Mass. Ave – 6175471228
  • Charlie’s Kitchen  $1020 10 Eliot St. – 6174929646
  • Christopher’s Restaurant & Bar 1920 Mass. Ave – 6178769180
  • Craigie Street Bistro $45 and up, 5 Craigie Cir. – 6174975511
  • Daedalus $1530 45.5 Mt. Auburn St. – 6173490071
  • Darwin’s Ltd. $10 or less 148 Mt. Auburn St.  - 6173545233
  • Fire + Ice, $1530 1230 Mass. Ave – 6175479007
  • Flat Patties, $510 81 Mt. Auburn St  - 6178716871
  • Grafton Street $2030 1230 Mass. Ave – 6174970400
  • Grendel’s Den $2030 89 Winthrop St. – 6174911160
  • Harvest $3045 44 Brattle St  - 6178682255
  • Henrietta’s Table $3045 1 Bennett St  - 6176615005
  • John Harvard’s Brew House $1020 33 Dunster St. – 6178683585
  • OM $30 92 Winthrop St  - 6175762800
  • Noir $1520 1 Bennett St. – 6176618010
  • Rafiki Bistro $1020 1682 Mass Ave – 6176617810
  • The Red House $2030 98 Winthrop St. – 6175760605
  • Rialto $35 and up 1 Bennett St. – 6176615050
  • Temple Bar $1530 1688 Mass. Ave – 6175475055
  • Tommy Doyle’s $10 or less 96  Winthrop St. – 6178640655
  • Tory Row $1020 3 Brattle St. – 6178768769
  • T.W. Food $2035 377 Walden St  - 6178644745
  • Upstairs on the Square $45 and up 91 Winthrop St. – 6178641933
  • West Side Lounge $1530 1680 Mass. Ave – 6174415566

Coffees & Teas

  • Algier’s Coffee House 40 Brattle St., Cambridge 6174921557
  • Dunkin’ Donuts

1) 1 White Street, Cambridge 6173548336
2) 65 JFK Street, Cambridge 6173545096

Convenience Stores 

  • 7Eleven 40 JFK St., Cambridge 6178648095
  • C’est Bon Convenience 1436 Mass Ave., Cambridge 6176611709
  • Louie’s Superette 26 Surrey St., Cambridge 6178766856
  • Montrose Spa 1646 Mass. Ave., Cambridge 6175475053
  • University Market 1105 Mass. Ave., Cambridge 6174925351

Food – Grocers 

1) 49 White St., Cambridge 6174925566
2) 699 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge 6178761450
3) 20 Sidney St., Cambridge 6174945250

Food – Health 

1) 115 Prospect St., Cambridge 6174920070
2) 200 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge 6174910040
3) 340 River Street Cambridge 6178766990

Restaurant Search Websites

Movie Theatres



Local Museums

Sports Events and Recreation

Harvard University Shuttles and Vans

Local Harvard Shuttle Bus Service (617.495.0400)

The Shuttle Bus is designed to provide students, faculty and staff with safe, convenient transportation on the Cambridge and Allston campuses throughout the academic year, except during recesses and a slightly reduced service during the January Term. The service is free to members of the Harvard community.

There are several routes that zigzag throughout Harvard University’s campuses. For the complete schedule, click here.

You can also see where the shuttles are live anytime you want with Shuttle Tracker For the Web and For your Mobile Device.

Pocket-sized schedules are available throughout the campuses, including the Information Center located in the Holyoke Center arcade, House offices, libraries, dining halls, and shuttle buses. For more information, call 617.495.0400.

Medical School Shuttle Service (617.632.2800)

The Medical School Shuttle (M2) is operated by MASCO (Medical, Academic, Scientific, and Community Organization) year-round, Monday through Saturday, between Johnston Gate and the Longwood Medical Area. For schedule information, please call 632-2800. Tickets and passes may be purchased in advance at 350 Longwood Avenue or at the Cash Receipts Office, 368 Holyoke Center. Medical students may ride free by showing a valid HMS photo ID to the driver.

Fully Accessible Daytime Van Service (617.495.0400), TTY: (617.496.6642)

The Daytime Van Service is intended for persons who, because of mobility impairment or medical condition, find it difficult or impossible to use the regular shuttle bus. Transportation is door to door within the Cambridge and Allston campuses. Rides in the van are by appointment only. All law school student riders must be authorized in advance by Cathleen Collins in the Dean of Students Office 617-496-2467 or ccollins @ law. Service times vary for academic, weekend, summer, and recess periods. Please call 617-495-0400 for specific service times and reservation requirements.

Evening Van Service (617.495.0400)

Available to Harvard University students, faculty, and staff. Available from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. seven days a week. Last call must be received by 2:30 a.m. 617-495-0400, (TTY#) 617-496-6642 or email

The Evening Van Service is an on-call service designed to transport students safely about Cambridge as a supplement to the shuttle bus system. The Evening Van services Cambridge within the boundaries of Inman Square, Porter Square and Central Square. No advance arrangements are needed. Service operates throughout the academic year.

Click here for a map of the area served by the shuttle (PDF).

More information at:

Evening Taxi Service

Available to Harvard Law Students only. This taxi service supplements the Harvard Evening Van Service. Students within the bounds of the Harvard Evening Van Service are expected to call the van. Students who live in Cambridge (beyond Central, Inman or Porter Squares) or Somerville may pick up a voucher at the Langdell Circulation Desk after 7pm during Circulation Desk Hours for use the same evening (students may use the service until 1am but must collect the voucher at the Circulation Desk before it closes). Students must show their HUID to the Circulation Desk Attendant and must sign their name and their HUID # on the log.

Town Taxi will pick up students in the Lewis Lot (1557 Mass Ave.) between 7pm and 1am and take law students to Somerville and the parts of Cambridge not serviced by the Evening Van Service. Students must write the drop-off location on the voucher. Gratuities are automatically handled between Harvard and Town Taxi. Voucher receipts are reviewed monthly.

Use of the taxi vouchers for anything other than transportation from Harvard Law School to Somerville or an address outside the Evening Van Service boundaries in Cambridge and between 7pm and 1am will result in loss of taxi privileges and may subject students to disciplinary action through the Administrative Board.

Motorist Assistance Program (617-496-HELP)

Transportation Services provides free on-campus emergency road service for faculty, staff, students, and visitors who need help charging a dead battery, changing a tire, or retrieving keys that have been locked inside a car. This service is available between 8am and midnight, Monday through Friday (except University holidays). Please call (617-496-HELP).


Harvard students, faculty and staff can join Zipcar for only $25/year! Join Zipcar and get access to all of our cars – 24/7. Rent MINIs, VWs, hybrids and more – by the hour ($8.50/hour) or day ($60/day). Rates include gas, insurance and designated parking. Simply reserve online, let yourself in with your Zipcard and drive away. Harvard students, faculty and staff pay no application fee, no monthly minimum, no membership deposit. You only need to be 21+ to join. Zipcars are available all over Boston, New York and Washington DC.

MBTA or The “T”

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA or simply the “T”) runs a massive network of public transportation options. They’re also using better and better technology on their website to make their services easier to use. For example, you can use the trip planner to provide a starting and ending location and find the best public transit route in between accessing all MBTA services. You can also download the latest schedules for routes you use regularly to your Palm device or Pocket PC and be able to check the next three buses, trains, etc. at any time.

In concert with the MBTA, Harvard Law School offers students the opportunity to sign-up for the MBTA Semester Pass Program at a discount of 25%.

Local Taxis

Cambridge Taxi – (617) 252-3333 & (617) 259-6668
Ambassador Brattle Taxi and Yellow – (617) 492-1100
Cambridge Checker Cab – (617) 497-1500
Cambridge Cab Co – (617) 498-0006
Cambridge Union Taxi – (617) 661-2500

The information on this page has been researched and provided by the Dean of Students office. If you find that any of this information is no longer current, or if you have additional questions that are not answered here, please send an email to dos @ law.