FAQs

Is Beat Brasserie (aka Beat Hôtel) a “hotel”? Do you rent rooms for the night?

No rooms for rent here. Beat Brasserie (aka Beat Hôtel) is a full-service restaurant and bar. Our name was inspired by a Parisian bistro and boarding house frequented by original “Beat Generation” writers in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Do I need a table reservation?

Reservations are recommended if you’re planning to have a full meal, particularly for large parties and during peak hours. Walk-ins are always welcome and there are always some tables and the bar left unreserved for full service and light dining.

Please use the OpenTable widget to make your reservation. If you do not find a time or date online, call the restaurant at 617-499-0001 and speak to a reservationist.

Can I reserve a table just to enjoy the music and/or light eating and cocktails?

We sense your free spirit and we dig it. Since we are only able to accommodate table reservations for full meals in our dining room, we ask you to enjoy the band and sit back in our spacious bar & lounge area, available on a first come first serve basis.

Is there a cover charge for the music?

There is no cover charge for the music. World-class live music is complimentary and one of the elements that makes Beat Brasserie a truly unique experience.

Can I tip the musicians?

Absolutely! Musicians performing on our stage are some of the most accomplished musical artists around. Beat Brasserie always pays the musicians but your tips get them more of what they deserve and helps keep the great music happening.

Can I have a full meal at the bar?

Yes. There is space at the bar and lounge area for unreserved dining.

Where can I park?

In addition to on-street metered parking, there are a number of parking garages in the immediate neighborhood including Harvard Square Parking Garage and University Place Garage that offer discounted and validated parking for Beat Hotel guests (our host will validate your parking ticket).

What is the dress code?

All fashions and styles of clothing are welcome. Our dress code is best described as “smart casual.” Jackets and ties, t-shirts and jeans, are all not out of place.

Is there an age limit at Beat Brasserie? Can I watch the music if I’m under 21?

Beat Brasserie is a family friendly restaurant. People of all ages are welcome to join us for a full meal at a table. For the bar and lounge areas, you will need proper 21+ ID to enter.