Patricia Johnson

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Venue Spotlight: The Sinclair

Together is excited to partner with Cambridge’s newest music venue, The Sinclair. Located in Harvard Square, The Sinclair has an eye for booking up-and-comers from a variety of genres. It has already hosted an impressive roster of artists since opening in December, including Jessie WareShlohmo, and Sasha. It’s safe to say this new venue is heating up the Square.

disclosuresinclairDisclosure at The Sinclair (Nick Minieri, BeantownBoogiedown.com)

I was finally able to check out The Sinclair for the heavily anticipated sold out Disclosure show. It was just the right place for the quickly rising UK duo to make their Northeast debut. With a 525-person capacity, The Sinclair is cozy but not cramped. A balcony wraps around the room, with ample space to stand, sit, or lean, allowing for more room to dance on the floor and good stage views throughout. Three bars around the venue provide easy access to reasonably priced drinks (PBR tallboy = $4). Though Disclosure would surely sound beautiful anywhere, the venue’s sound was well-balanced, evidence of one of the best sound systems in the area.

The Sinclair is urban and trendy but not pretentious. It’s styled with a transportation theme, the concrete and tiling reminiscent of a subway station. Unlike an MBTA stop, though, the Sinclair is squeaky clean; no need to worry about falling into a grimy pit when you take a bathroom break.

thesinclairThe Sinclair’s Kitchen is a relaxed spot for pre-show eats and drinks

Next to the venue is The Sinclair’s Kitchen, featuring a full menu from brunch through dessert. Be prepared to spend a bit more than you would at your local burger joint, but the prices aren’t outrageous and the food is quality. With the option to grab dinner and drinks and then dance off the pork belly sliders at a stellar show, The Sinclair is a one-stop shop for a solid night out in Cambridge.

As part of Together, The Sinclair will host our exclusive VIP party on May 12th, which you can gain entry to with a VIP Pass and !!! with Sinkane on May 16 – and more to be announced soon!

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