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Address: 47 Palmer St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: (617) 492-7679
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6:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Great place for a show, great fries

Club Passim is a fantastic non-profit music venue, 120 or so seats, intimate and cozy. Many of the audience members sit at tables, where they can order food and drinks. The new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
Kat M
Arlington, Massachusetts
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Club Passim is a fantastic non-profit music venue, 120 or so seats, intimate and cozy. Many of the audience members sit at tables, where they can order food and drinks. The new restaurant serves mostly burgers, a couple of salads and sandwiches but great rosemary fries. The food is a little bit on the pricey side ($16 for a burger... More 

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Malden, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Here's the place where the real deal authentic roots and Americana music shakes from the rafters night after night forever. I first went in 1979 to see the blues legends sonny terry and brownie McGee. Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Pete Seeger are among the legends who have played here when it was called club 47. But the real glory... More 

Thank Stephen B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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114 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Passim is a small venue that makes it feel like a house concert. It's a bit cozy when full, but remember that's what it is. We've been twice to hear Mary Fahl and the acoustics are great. It helps that the singer is awesome. Our one complaint is that the website is not up to date with respect to what... More 

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Housatonic, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The seating is cramped, but the atmosphere is friendly (hey, it's a folk club!) and the music great. If you're into this kind of music, this is one of the best known (and historically significant) singer-songwriter/folk music performance spaces in the country. Right in the heart of Harvard Square. Lots to see and do before and after the shows. Beer... More 

Thank Chico108
Newton, MA
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Club Passim is a great place to hear music of all kinds. We went to hear Mike Block and Clay Ross (Pride of America Duo) and were blown away by their performance. Veggie Planet has moved and they haven’t set up another kitchen yet, but the beer selection was great. This place is comfortable and for people who actually want... More 

Thank RustyF
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53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Club Passim is a small venue to see live acoostic music. It seats around 125 customers in an intimate way without feeling cramped. The sound is terrific. The audiences are enthusiastic. The musicians appear to genuinely enjoy performing there. It is easy to get to. There used to be a restaurant sharing the space. Currently one can buy alcoholic and... More 

Thank Andrew B
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121 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Gotta get a chance to visit passim on a regular basis - great great talent! I wish the sound folks would pay careful attention to not letting it get too loud for such a small place in their enthusiasm - last three shows have been too loud - maybe they need to work that out better with the bands to... More 

Thank naturegirlcitygirl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My partner took me here. We are visitors from Scotland, it was an amazing night. :it was a special night about the aquana awards . The non profit work is both humbling and magnificent at the same time. The food was delicious and the service great. Highly recommend to anyone who likes folk music . Definitely worth a visit

Thank usersav
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

As an overseas visitor into town I had a great night here. Had a lovely snack and food, listened to some wonderful music (Anne Heaton) and met some amazing people who took me under their wing. Club Passim had been recommended to me by someone form home and Id have no hesitation in recommending it too. Great value and a... More 

Thank CathGirl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Passim was a staple of my music life while living in Boston. They not only provide consistent quality music for their audiences, but they also provide musicians with the support they need to learn and grow in a welcoming community. I cannot thank them enough for the many opportunities they provided me with. Go to Passim! It is your chance... More 

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