With all the decor of your high-school science lab, this bar and grill was a pioneer of chic-geek. The menu takes the form of the periodic table posted on the wall, so you get the idea. Join the MIT wannabes for burgers, kebabs and other grilled fare, as well as a choice selection of beers on tap.

A recent article in Science News states that 'service with a smile' is hard on employees and does not increase sales; so don't expect it here.