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The Enormous Room

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(17 Reviews)

569 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 491-5550

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Today: 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tomorrow: 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours

Regular Hours

Payment method
cash
Neighborhoods
Cambridgeport, Area IV
Categories
Cocktail Lounges, Bars, Middle Eastern Restaurants, Night Clubs, Restaurants

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bc55556

11/11/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
great space!

Always a great place for fun times. Drinks and dancing--friendly service and good crowd. Highly rec.

hey ya

12/03/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
service sucks. Not worth the cover

I went to this place one night and as I was closing my tab I noticed some random Corona on my tab. I asked the bartender about it and he said that my girlfriend ordered it. I knew that she didn't because I was with her the whole night and she also hates Corona's. I asked them to explain what the girl looked like that ordered it. The bartender described some random girl that didn't sound anything like my girlfriend then he said your girlfriend is...some name that I didn't know. I told them that the girl that ordered that drink wasn't my girlfriend and they had made a mistake. They wouldn't accept it and kept trying to convince me that it was my girlfriend, as if I didn't know what my girlfriend of 3 years looks like or could even confuse her name with the random name that the bartender had said. They wouldn't take off the charge. If your going to go here I suggest not opening a tab because the staff don't know how to do there jobs and they won't admit to any mistakes.

dreads4ever

01/12/2008

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Overall
Want a dance party and really good drinks

This place is under new management since the middle of 2007, and things have been changing in Enormous ways. There drink menu is to die for, my favorite is the ""God in small pieces"" it's a pomagranite margarita and so tasty with salt. Just to name a few more the ""Geisha's Whisper, Bad Babysitter, and the Quick Knockdown, I've had them all and always left feeling pretty nice. Get there early if you want to sit but don't worry because there are djs 7 nights a week getting the dance party started. It's the new hot spot if you are looking to lounge around, be romantic, or just not sitting on a bar stool. You can sit on nice comfy couches or kick back and relax on a big pillow. I like this place because the atmosphere is chill and the service is great, I have never been without a drink and thats important when hanging out at the bar.

jack_handy

10/13/2006

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Overall
Fun Night out

One of the best places in Cambridge, Hands Down... The food is excellent, but the real draw is the relaxed environment and amazing DJ's. Everytime my friends and I go here, we leave happy, and buzzed! Definitelly a great place to start and finish your night out. The only drawback is finding yourself without a seat on a busy night, so come early!

tpinckney

09/23/2006

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Overall
Cool place, food's not bad

The reason to come is for the cool room and lounge. The food used to be better, but it's not bad and it's reasonably priced. For pure middle eastern dining there are better places, but it's still a fun place to visit now and then.

lilar13

06/12/2006

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Overall
Lucky Find

Ive been searching for a place like this in Cambridge since my recent move from NYC. The Enormous Room or as I call it the Elephant Room is an awesome place to go with a large group. The DJ was extremely accommodating, he responded well to our requests, thanks you rock. The bartenders were also friendly. In Addition, I was rather impressed by their tequila selection and warm decor. I might soon become a regular.

yevsha

12/15/2004

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Overall
Mediocre goes downhill

I've been to E.R. several times. In the past, I was pretty happy with the food, although it was a little pricey and the service varied wildly. On a recent visit I discovered they had changed their menu -- the platters are gone, replaced with $8 per plate tapas. I arrived about 6pm and was one of two tables in the place. The music was so loud the waitress and I couldn't hear each other, but she wouldn't turn it down. I was waiting for a friend. I ordered a drink, and when the drink hadn't arrived 15 minutes later because the waitress was talking on her cell phone, I decided to wait for my friend downstairs. I won't be going back.

markusaz

10/17/2004

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Overall
Cool, chillin' place

At narrow room framed with brick walls and hardwood floors dotted with Morroccan rags an d sleek glass tables, The Enormous Room provides a very cool atmosphere to chill at. Sofas and comfy chairs line the multilevel room which ends at a narrow bar and hidden back kitchen. Live DJ plays a groovin' dig on certain days. Coolest bar by far in Central Square.

gladgirls33

02/05/2004

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Overall
Great music, Chill spot...

I live in Central Sq. and have watched this place blow up from an unknown empty spot to trendy hip spot (by Boston standards). Place does get packed on DJ nights (W-Sat.) so get there before 9:30 PM if you want seating. Crowd is mixed bag-Harvard/MIT kids, hipsters, pretty folks, y. professionals-very Cambridge. Service could be better. Lack of staffing-only 3 waitresses & 1 bartender work on packed nights. Music is the draw for me though. It is the ONLY venue in Boston where I can hear quality music MIXED PROPERLY by a DJ-Hip-hop/electroclash/breaks/downtempo-none of that fade-in, fade-out crap (Sat. w/DJ M.Estrada are suggested). E-room now accepts credit cards and is open till 2 AM on Fri./Sat-CitySearch is outdated. Much better for night owls (me). If you like to sing along to standard Boston bar music-BonJovis ""Living on a Prayer"" or DefLeopards ""Pour Some Sugar..-you wont like it here.

designhaus

01/22/2004

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Overall
Enormous Ego, Enormous disappointment

I was really looking forward to seeing a funky, hip, eclectic, creative crowd here, as typical in Central Square. But somehow, the euro/mideast trash made it over the bridge and plopped themselves onto the velvet couches. It was such a stare-down contest everywhere that I was physically uncomfortable. And the bartender was equally aloof. The owner may have intended something different in his description (and that idea has geat merit and potential) but you never know who will show up and ruin the vision. I wish this place had more of the vibe (and size!) it described and aspired to be. And to the crowd : (and you know who you are): grow up, get over yourself, and gain some self esteem!!

petes99

09/26/2003

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Overall
A very non-Boston experience.

No overcrowded bar - no one spilling cheap beer on your shoes - and no bump'n'grind floor. Just chillin..

The Platters provided ample food, and very with a delicious selection. Very good for snacking on while enjoying some beverages and conversation.

The ever-dimming lights, pillowed platforms and reclining areas made for an overly-welcoming experience. It was very tempting to just lay back and catch up on some sleep!

The staff was attentive, friendly and very helpful in food selection. Would have stayed for a very long time if the music did not turn to 80's hiphop at ear spitting volume. Before that DJ kicked it up, the atmosphere was very relaxing and enjoyable. Will definitely go back - but make sure to arrive early to get the cushiest spots.

naderakh

06/04/2003

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Overall
super

this is a great loungy NYC/SF style spot. dark and intimate for a couple or a small group. yummy appetizers, strong drinks, tasteful dj and most importantly the diversity of clientele that you rarely find in boston.

only draw back is it gets crowded.

sneetches

04/03/2003

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Overall
False Advertising

Upon our arrival we were told there was a $3 dollar cover charge to get in. I asked if there was plenty of room and was told yes. After the bouncer eagerly collected our cash we proceeded to the not-by-any-means-enormous room to discover there was plenty of seating if we chose to do so on each others laps. It was overcrowded, loud, and not at all the hip hangout I had heard about. Other parties came in after us (duped by the promise of plenty of seating Im sure) and stood around in a daze. If we hadnt been lied to about the available room just to collect a tacky $3 cover charge I think we would have returned a different night to give it another shot. Instead I vow to never give their establishment any future business. I hope their $3 lie was worth it.

chewygranola

12/20/2002

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Overall
dig this place!

ok, it's true, seating's nearly impossible to find (do NOT go in a large group unless you go early in the evening and camp out for a couple of hours), but barring that, the vibe here is great. good music, yummy if expensive food. and the BARTENDER (1) was very chill about getting ppl water even if they weren't buying drinks -- i was impressed (2) he makes a mean, mean martini such as i almost never find in a non-martini bar. tip this guy well--he deserves it.

dogfight

12/12/2002

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Overall
ENORMOUSLY OVERLOOKED

Great bar!!! A place for whatever you want -- romantic or relaxed! You can go w/ friends or that special someone. One of my favorite bars that offers something different!

a_tronne

12/09/2002

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Overall
Dark and Hip

Hip place in a great location. Feels more New York than Boston-- except that people take off their shoes like crazy in this place. Dark with low music and good drinks. Meet a friend. But don't excpect beer on tap.

jdcambridge

11/22/2002

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Overall
First time managing one of these?

What our dinner group of 6 discovered here was numerous areas that *COULD* seat 6-7 people, nearly all taken up by couples. We were expected to basically stake out a table, and hope that if people started leaving we could snag it before another waiting party did, as there was no list. We took our business elsewhere. The service just plain sucked, in ways that are very easy to fix. They're cultivating a NYC hotspot wannabe feel, but unfortunately they forgot the cardinal rule of real hotspots, which is that money talks. A group of people willing to shell out a few hundred bucks usually takes precedence over two annoying losers with a beer apiece lounging obstinately at a large table, but not here... They're doing nothing to cultivate a loyal clientele that spends money, and when they're no longer the cool new thing, I'll happily watch them go under.