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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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What people are saying...

I love this place. A true local watering hole. The people are awesome.
Paddy's? Yes please!"

Everyone here is so friendly! I loved it. I stopped in for an hour while waiting to go to an appointment and it was the best hour I spent all day. Good prices and very nice staff!"

Paddy’s is the oldest family owned bar in Cambridge, MA. The staff and the patrons are the best, they make you feel right at home."

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Business Hours:

Sunday – Wednesday 9AM – 1AM

Thursday – Saturday 9AM – 2AM


Located between Harvard Square and North Cambridge.
On the Corner of Sherman Street and Walden Street.
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