Alden & Harlow Hosting Comic-Con Night

Play vintage arcade games, dress as your favorite superhero, and slug comic book-themed ice luge shots.

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Michael Scelfo commissioned this poster to look like a comic book version of A Tribe Called Quest’s “Midnight Marauders.” Artwork provided

Next week, Alden & Harlow chef Michael Scelfo will be combining his two biggest passions: good food and comic book culture. Inspired by the season of thanks, Scelfo wants to bring the community together, albeit dressed as Nightcrawler, Spider-Man, and residents of Middle Earth.

“I’m a huge nerd, and without even trying I’ve hired all the biggest nerds in Boston,” Scelfo says. “We’ve all got a passion for sci-fi/fantasy, comic books, and video games. So we decided that instead of talking about it all the time, why don’t we have an actual Comic-Con-type industry night.”

On Thursday, November 13, Alden & Harlow will wrap up their dinner service by 10:30 p.m. and invite in all their fellow nerds for a late night comic book fete. Besides the amusing costumes, Alden & Harlow will prepare superhero-themed cocktails and shots, they’ll have a video game room with vintage tabletop arcade games, a soundtrack inspired by 8-bit video games, classic superhero films playing on all the televisions, and an ice luge with a blue libation meant to mimc Captain America’s super soldier serum.

“What I love about Comic-Con is that it’s not so much about comic books as it is about getting people together from that community,” Scelfo says. “It’s silly and everyone gets dressed up and they just enjoy all that geeky stuff they’re into. So we thought, why not add a bunch of alcohol to that and really make it a party.”

Helping out Scelfo and his staff will be a number of guest bartenders including Andy McNeese of Green Street (who’s promised to dress as The Flash) and Silvertone’s Nick Korn, cofounder of Space Nerds Cocktail Week.

Nov. 13, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m., 40 Brattle St, Cambridge; 617-864-2100 or