The Middle East Upstairs

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Cambridge, Boston, United States

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The Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub consists of three live-music performance rooms, two family-style restaurants with full-service bars, and an elegant restaurant named ZuZu (the childhood nickname of one of the proprieters). Several of the rooms also serve as art galleries, offering a fresh showcase for local and international artists on a monthly basis. Both the staff and the customers are an international mix of musicians, students, townspeople and professionals.

The Middle East first opened its doors in 1970 as a family-owned and operated Lebanese eatery; it was a time in which ethnic restaurants of all kinds were sprouting up all over Cambridge. Customers were at once attracted to the Middle East and won over by the authentic home cooking, the constant presence of and hospitality of the Sater family, and the restaurant’s unique, eclectic ambiance.

In 1975, the storefront next door was acquired and the two rooms connected to create what is now called the Upstairs. That same year, live music at the Middle East was born. After dinner came belly dancing, jazz, latin, and funk.

Music at the Middle East took a serious turn when rock impresarios began renting the 200-capacity Upstairs and booking top talent to play there. This innovation forced the dining room into its present Massachusetts Avenue address.

Contact Information

Address
472 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Boston MA 02139
United States
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Phone
+1-(617)-864-3278
Web
www.mideastclub.com/upstairs.html

Upcoming Events

Friday 1 August 2014
The Hotelier
Prawn, FoxingConcert
The Middle East Upstairs
Cambridge, Boston, United States
42.363752 -71.101252

13 going

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Saturday 2 August 2014
The Rooks @ The Middle East
PJ Morton, The Como Brothers Band, TheRooksBandConcert
The Middle East Upstairs
Cambridge, Boston, United States
42.363752 -71.101252

1 going

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Wednesday 6 August 2014
Lil Debbie
Chi City, Chase ComptonConcert
The Middle East Upstairs
Cambridge, Boston, United States
42.363752 -71.101252

2 going

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Monday 25 August 2014
Titus Andronicus
Liquor Store, Wicked KindConcert
The Middle East Upstairs
Cambridge, Boston, United States
42.363752 -71.101252

3 going

1 shout
Tuesday 26 August 2014
Titus Andronicus
Liquor Store, Wicked KindConcert
The Middle East Upstairs
Cambridge, Boston, United States
42.363752 -71.101252

11 going

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Thursday 4 September 2014
Total Slacker/PAWS
PAWS, Flashlights, Total SlackerConcert
The Middle East Upstairs
Cambridge, Boston, United States
42.363752 -71.101252

2 going

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