Serving Cambridge since 1934
The oldest family owned pub in Cambridge. Serving cold beer and warm friends since 1934.
Welcome to Paddy's Lunch
Paddy’s Lunch is the oldest family owned pub in Cambridge. The atmosphere is timeless and has grown to become a home away from home to countless neighborhood regulars and new passers-by everyday.
It’s the perfect place to bend an elbow with a cold beer and good conversation.
We are the proud winner of the 2020 Best Bar in Cambridge – Wicked Local, Readers Choice Award and the 2012 Improper Bostonian award for Boston’s best dive bar.
A Neighborhood Institution
Paddy’s was started in 1934 by Patrick and Margaret Fennell, immigrants from Ireland. In the 1960s, the Fennell’s daughter Margaret “Peggy” Fennell Ryan took over the operation with her husband Harry “Bubby” Ryan. In 1998 Peggy’s daughter, Ruth Ryan Allen, took over and remains the current owner today.
Paddy’s has served generations of Cantabrigians, everyone from firefighters and lawyers to local politicians.
Paddy’s is a proud sponsor to many local athletic teams, and organizes the Paddy’s 5K to support girls sports in Cambridge.
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Sunday – Wednesday 9AM – 1AM
Thursday – Saturday 9AM – 2AM
Located between Harvard Square and North Cambridge.
On the Corner of Sherman Street and Walden Street.