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Cambridge Licensee Advisory Board (C.L.A.B.)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)


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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
This is an EARLY BIRD Ticket at 20% off the regular price of $75.00! It is only available until May 2nd! GET YOURS NOW! (p.s. this is a charity so there are no refunds...if you can't make it, please gift your tickets to a friend).
May 16, 2017 $60.00 $0.00
EARLY BIRD General Admission Ticket
This is an EARLY BIRD Ticket at 20% off the regular price of $50.00! It is only available until May 2nd at 11:30 p.m! GET YOURS NOW! (p.s. this is a charity so there are no refunds! if you can't make, please gift your tickets to a friend).
May 16, 2017 $40.00 $0.00
EARLY BIRD Kid's Tickets
For kids aged 6 to 13 -- a great tasting event and place to try new foods -- and PLENTY of desserts!
May 16, 2017 $12.00 $0.00

Share The 15th Annual TASTE OF CAMBRIDGE!

Event Details

The 15th Annual

on the Charles River Waterfront! 

The TASTE OF CAMBRIDGE celebrates its 15th year at the Royal Sonesta overlooking the beautiful banks of the Charles River
featuring 100 of “Boston’s Best” Restaurants in Cambridge!

Exciting new particpants, sponsors, and entertainment.

Tuesday, July 11th 2017 5:30-8:30 pm

Raindate: Thursday, July 13th 2017  5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

VIP has dance party and a Toast to Cambridge!  



Enjoy great food & drinks in beer and wine gardens, lawn games, 

grills, craft beer, the Dirty Water Brass Band,

celebrity DJ’s and dancing!

Feel good and do good!

Buy a ticket to this benefit and provide support to local Cambridge non-profits doing direct service work in Cambridge in alcohol and drug prevention and treatment.  The TOC helps to support non-profit alcohol and drug prevention and treatment programs each year. This years beneficiaries will be announced in May

Each year foodies descend upon the Taste of Cambridge to sample the delicious, creative, healthy and award-winning cuisine that enriches the culture of our city – and results in our being one of the best-recognized restaurant destinations around.

Highlights of this Year’s Annual Taste of Cambridge include:

Each “Adult” ticket to the Taste of Cambridge includes four glasses of beer or wine from our beer gardens featuring specially chosen beers and wines. 

VIP area has a mix of unique restaurants and mixed drinks and closes at 9:00 pm, a ½ an hour later then general area.  VIP guests can sample in general area as well. 

VIP’s have separate “fast pass” entrance to event through VIP area. VIP area has a fantastic mix of unique vendors and mixed drinks and  "Last Dance!" and a "Toast to Cambridge!"

Children and Families are welcome!

Get the ultimate Tasting Ticket for the under 12 set (accompanied by a parent): there is so much to choose from -it’s hard for even the pickiest kid to resist! Kids Tasting Tickets are available for $15.00 each for children 6 to 12; kids under six are free.


1369 Coffee House!

NEW! The Abbey


NEW! Ace Bread

Alden & Harlow

Amelia's Trattoria

Amuse Restaurant at Le Meridien Hotel

ArtBar Cambridge

Asgard Irish Pub and Restaurant

Bambara Kitchen and Bar

Bantam Cider Company

Bao Nation

Bertucci's Restaurant

BISq Restaurant

Bombay Sapphire

Bytes Café @University Park

NEW! C.F. Luncheon Wagon

Cambridge Common Restaurant

NEW! Chicken and Rice Guys

Cambridge Wine & Spirits

Commonwealth Coffee Company

Craigie on Main

Cuchi Cuchi

Deep Eddy Vodka

Dosa Factory

NEW! Downeast Cider House

NEW! Down the Road Brewery

NEW! En Boca

Flour Bakery & Cafe

NEW! Forage

NEW! The Friendly Toast!

Formaggio Kitchen, Inc.

Fuji at Kendall

NEW! Grubhub

Grafton Street

NEW! Harvest

Harpoon Brewery

Hong Kong Restaurant

NEW! Hops Test Kitchen & Raw Bar

NEW! Hubway Valet!

Iggy’s Bread of the World

NEW! Insomnia Cookies

J.P. Licks

John Harvard’s Brew House

Jose’s Mexican Restaurant

NEW! Jubali

Kika Tapas


New! Late July Snacks

Legal Sea Foods Chowda Van

NEW! Lone Star Taco Bar

Lord Hobo

Lord Hobo Brewery

NEW! Lyndigo Spice, LLC

NEW: Mainely Burgers!

The Middle East Restaurant & Zuzu

Monroe Restaurant and Nightclub

Naked Juice

NEW! Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Co.


Ole Mexican Grill


NEW! Paulaner Brewery!

Patty Chen’s Dumpling Room

NEW! Pure Leaf Tea

Puritan & Company

Restaurant Dante

NEW! The Rising Bar

NEW!  Roxy's Grilled Cheese

Russell House Tavern

NEW! Shanti Restaurant

The Sinclair

NEW! Sparkling Ice Beverages

State Park

Star Market

Star Market @MIT

Summer Shack Cambridge

Tavern in the Square (Central)

Tavern in the Square (Porter)

Temple Bar American Bistro

NEW!  The Abbey

The Cambridge Energy Alliance

The Boston Globe

NEW! Upper Crust Pizza

Veggie Galaxy



West Side Lounge

Whole Foods Alewife

Whole Foods River Street

Whole Foods Prospect Street
Wine Sampling Stations  

Zephyr on the Charles

The Taste of Cambridge (TOC), founded by the Cambridge License Advisory Board (CLAB), is produced by dedicated CLAB volunteers. CLAB works year-round to prevent underage drinking and to educate and support liquor license holders in their efforts to prohibit sales to minors. The TOC, in addition to being an extraordinary gastronomic experience is also a charitable event! Our participating restaurants, sponsors, and volunteers present the best “Taste of” event to provide financial support to our beneficiaries!


Please note:  This is a charitable event and we do not issue ticket refunds.
In case of inclement weather we have a rain date of 7/13/16.

Tickets can be purchased for $50 in advance or $60 at the door.  VIP tickets are $75 or $85 at the door.

General Admission Tickets can be purchased for $50 in advance or $60 at the door. 
VIP tickets are $75.  

For more information about the event please contact: 

Juliana Lyman: 617-312-0278 or



Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

All ages are welcome but you must provide a valid ID to recieve 21+ bracelet if you want to consume alcohol

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Although we love them, no animals except service animals allowed. No outside food or alcohol allowed. 

 Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email with any questions, thank you!


Have questions about The 15th Annual TASTE OF CAMBRIDGE!? Contact Cambridge Licensee Advisory Board (C.L.A.B.)

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Royal Sonesta
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Cambridge Licensee Advisory Board (C.L.A.B.)

C.L.A.B is committed to helping Cambridge Alcohol license holders to prevent substance abuse in their community. It is also the non-profit entity that produces The Taste Of Cambridge.   

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