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Join us at Grendel's Den Restaurant & Bar for the most apropos selection in our "Bards & Booze" series with Master Story-Teller, Odds Bodkin. Master Storyteller and Musician, as he tells the Olde English epic that inspired our name!
Jan. 29: Beowulf: The Only One
Odds Bodkin's latest epic tale, told with 12-string guitar music, is rugged,
bloody and true to the original poem. Grateful to a Danish king for saving his
father, a fearless Beowulf sails to Denmark to kill Grendel, a raiding demon.
With Celtic harp extemporizations, Bodkin fills in the tale with some Viking
history, including the Medieval Climate Optimum, even how Viking dragon ships
Tickets are for reserved premium table-seating at 5 PM for a 5:30 PM performance of the Beowulf -The Only One. Drink & dinner menu themed around the performance will be available for purchase, as well as Grendel's Den regular offerings (visit www.grendelsden.com for menu). Program length is approximately 90 minutes.
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Grendel's Den Restaurant & Bar
Grendel's Den opened in 1971 by Herbert and Sue Kuelzer. Their daughter Kari started running the restaurant in 2003. Grendel's is known as a "dyed-in-the-wool Harvard Square place" and is known to the Cambridge and Harvard University community as a comfortable, down-to-earth place to have food and drinks at fabulous prices. In 1982, Grendel's won an historic court case in the US Supreme Court, which enabled us to use our liqour license and changed existing laws in 9 states. Read the decision by clicking HERE.
Grendel's Den prides itself on an hand-picked selection of imported and domestic beers from breweries large and small. You will find drinkable, flavorful local gems, far-flung discoveries, and customer favorites from classics like Guinness to 'cheap' stuff like 'Gansett. We take our food as seriously as we do our beer and make all of our menu items fresh from Grendel's own recipes. We are located in a basement hideaway on the cobbled walkways of Winthrop Street.