During Prohibition, bars disguised as florists and funeral parlors were referred to as speakeasies. Since these establishments served alcohol illegally, a special knock, or the right name, was required for admittance. “Joe Sent Me” became one of the passwords used by patrons to get into a speakeasy. Eventually, the speakeasy was simply referred to as a “Joe Sent Me”.
Joe Sent Me is a perfect destination for lunch, dinner or drinks. The authentic 1920’s architecture in both locations includes original brickwork and high tin ceilings that are accented with ambient lighting to create an inviting and comfortable atmosphere. When the weather is nice, relax on our backyard patio in Waltham, or sidewalk café in Cambridge. Enjoy one of our signature martinis, or famous burgers that have been featured on the Phantom Gourmet. Catch all of your favorite sports action in high def and surround sound on our twelve plasma televisions. We specialize in hosting parties and gatherings for all of your special occasions.
After a lot of planning, searching, and a few “are we really serious?” discussions, we came across a local Waltham Bar & Grill for sale, and decided to “give this a shot for a year or two.” That was in 1995. Since then, our focus has always been to provide extraordinary pub cuisine and interesting cocktails, in a relaxed, neighborhood setting. Welcome to Joe Sent Me! –Dave and Sandy