The Plough and Stars

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The Plough and Stars

The Plough and Stars is a bar and music venue in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1969 by brothers Padraig and Peter O'Malley, named after the play by Seán O'Casey.[1] The Boston Globe and Boston Phoenix have noted its disproportionate cultural influence for its size, with a number of noted musicians, writers, and politicians frequenting the bar over the years.[2][3]


Main article: Ploughshares

The literary journal Ploughshares is named for the bar, where it was founded in 1971 by DeWitt Henry and former bartender/owner Peter O'Malley.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b Feijo, Sara (18 February 2015). "RESTAURANT Q&A: Cheers to 45 more years at Cambridge's Plough and Stars pub". Wicked Local. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Perry, Jonathan (6 November 2009). "The pull of the Plough". Boston Globe. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Wright, Chris (30 August 2001). "A brief history of the Plough & Stars". Boston Phoenix. 
  4. ^ "A brief history of the Plough & Stars (continued)". Boston Phoenix. 

Coordinates: 42°22′5.9″N 71°6′31.4″W / 42.368306°N 71.108722°W / 42.368306; -71.108722