Special Events

Grendel’s Den, Doin’ It Since 1971!

Iconic Harvard Square Reaches Historic Milestone Amidst Unprecedented Adversity  

In 2021, Grendel’s Den celebrates 50 years in Harvard Square. Grendel’s has always been a meeting place for the denizens of Cambridge to mingle with travelers, artists, professors and politicians. We’ve seen a huge cultural shift in the square since 1971 and a lot of businesses have come and gone. 


This year more than ever we have come to realize the importance of togetherness and how hard it is to live without it. In this time, when each day feels like another poignant historical moment, we could easily let this anniversary slip by in the endless churning sea of headlines, but we realized it’s a pretty big accomplishment to still be here, serving our community, 50 years later. Especially during a time when we’ve seen so many restaurants close their doors. We know we would never have made it to 50 years without the support of our community. 


So, we have decided to celebrate and honor this historic milestone by creating an entire year of special projects, events, concerts and more to engage with and support our creative community.


Grendel’s Den, Doin’ It Since 1971!

Iconic Harvard Square Reaches Historic Milestone Amidst Unprecedented Adversity  

In 2021, Grendel’s Den celebrates 50 years in Harvard Square. Grendel’s has always been a meeting place for the denizens of Cambridge to mingle with travelers, artists, professors and politicians. We’ve seen a huge cultural shift in the square since 1971 and a lot of businesses have come and gone. 


This year more than ever we have come to realize the importance of togetherness and how hard it is to live without it. In this time, when each day feels like another poignant historical moment, we could easily let this anniversary slip by in the endless churning sea of headlines, but we realized it’s a pretty big accomplishment to still be here, serving our community, 50 years later. Especially during a time when we’ve seen so many restaurants close their doors. We know we would never have made it to 50 years without the support of our community. 


So, we have decided to celebrate and honor this historic milestone by creating an entire year of special projects, events, concerts and more to engage with and support our creative community.