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.
Whether you are looking for a place to hang out with friends, watch a game, or throw some darts, Paddy’s is the spot for you. Come and experience the charm and tradition of Paddy’s Lunch, the best dive bar in Cambridge!
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.
A Dive Bar Making History
For the past 90 years, Paddy’s has been run by three generations of women from the same family.
The oldest family-owned bar in Cambridge has played a large role in the community since it opened its doors, and for the past 13 years, has hosted a 5k that raises money for girls’ sports.
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Come check us out
Sunday – Wednesday 9AM – 1AM
Thursday – Saturday 9AM – 2AM
On the Corner of Sherman Street and Walden Street.