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
(617) 864-3278
Web
www.mideastoffers.com/me/content/upstai…

Upcoming Events

Friday 2 January 2015
The Jazz June
Field Mouse, Burglary YearsConcert
The Middle East Upstairs
Cambridge, Boston, United States
42.363752 -71.101252

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Wednesday 14 January 2015
That 1 GuyConcert The Middle East Upstairs
Cambridge, Boston, United States
42.363752 -71.101252
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Thursday 19 February 2015
frnkiero andthe cellabration
The Homeless Gospel Choir, Modern ChemistryConcert
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Cambridge, Boston, United States
42.363752 -71.101252

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Saturday 21 February 2015
You Blew It!
Tiny Moving Parts, Sorority Noise, Rozwell KidConcert
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Cambridge, Boston, United States
42.363752 -71.101252

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Sunday 22 February 2015
Retox
Whores.Concert
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Cambridge, Boston, United States
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Saturday 28 March 2015
Tobias Jesso Jr.
Tobias Jesso Jr.Concert
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