435 South Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02130 +1 617 477 5741
Alchemist started off with a magic trick in 2006-transforming from a grungy dive bar into a hip restaurant and lounge that offers comfort food, such as burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches, but also some stand-out dishes. The paella, dry-rubbed pork tenderloin and braised beef are excellent. After dinner on Thursdays through Sundays, live music or DJs turn the place into club, with popular local acts.
284 Amory Street The Brewery Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 +1 617 524 3740
Milky Way Lounge attracts a diverse crowd and offers diverse entertainment. Saturday is Latin night; if you arrive early take a salsa lesson. DJs and live local bands play at this club regularly. If dancing isn't your thing, don't despair; there are also very hip bowling facilities, featuring dimmed lanes lined with blue lights. Pool tables and funky art exhibits add to the charm as well. Upstairs you'll find Bella Luna Restaurant.
3484 Washington Street Boston, MA 02130 +1 617 524 2345
This landmark neighborhood pub has been in operation since 1882, and it has been a local favorite since the doors first opened. With 50 beers on tap and possibly the largest collection of single-malt Scotches in the country, it is easy to see why this a popular drinking spot. But Doyle's is also a family favorite for dinner. The kitchen serves a very affordable selection of burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and grilled meats, and there is a children's menu. Brunch is served on weekends and holidays.
Located at Cask'n Flagon, Oliver's Nightclub is where you should be if you seek a night full of fun and entertainment. Sip on a drink, as you shake a leg on their large dance floor and meet new people from all over the city. With an impressive line-up of special events, DJ nights and live music performances, Oliver's dazzles its patrons time and again. Legends like Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Springsteen among others have graced the dais and wooed guests with their charm and music. Seek a breather from all that action? Nurse a beer at one of the comfortable chairs and lounge around as you indulge in healthy people-watching. Entry from 8p on all days. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
476 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02115 +1 617 266 6662
Lower Depths Tap Room is a no-fuss-allowed beer bar with a huge range of draft and bottle selections as well as a large menu of bar bites. The bar here boasts seventeen rotating draft selections and over 150 bottled beers ranging from common to obscure to downright rare. Budweiser seems to be the only beer not available here (something of which the owners are very proud). The food more than steps up to the standards of the beer. For the best deal pick up one or two of the Fenway franks, available in both beef and vegetarian for only a dollar, or try the foot-long for only a dollar more. Be advised, Lower Depths is cash only.
500 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 +1 617 859 9900
If the bland social scene has gotten you down and you're not afraid to shell out the extra buck, Foundation Lounge offers a high-class social experience. The Pacific-inspired hot spot features an ever-changing art gallery exhibiting the work of local artists, an exquisite patio and a marble-topped bar, all with a touch of European elegance. Bar standards include Mojitos and Martinis, as well as an extensive list of creative alternatives.
967 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 +1 617 562 8800
Calling all music lovers and party animals to Paradise Lounge. This new and hip lounge and bar is the perfect place for a pre or post gig meal. Local talents make their debuts and regular performers enthrall audiences on most nights at the Paradise Rock Club nearby. On calmer nights when there are no gigs, this place turns into a romantic spot and is ideal for a relaxed and comfortable night out. The food is very reasonable and tasty with pizzas, finger foods and drinks to match.
472 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 +1 617 437 0404
Ankara Cafe which specializes in Greek and Turkish fare, is popular with the area's college students. The café, which does not serve alcohol, has a variety of deli sandwiches, including 10 triple-decker sandwiches, all named after area universities. The café is well known for its pizza, which comes with a choice of 30 toppings. Frozen yogurt is also a draw - choose from approximately 40 custom-blended flavors. Seating is limited and the environment is that of a typical café, but friendly service and quality food sets it apart from the competition.
47 David G Mugar Way Boston, MA 2108 +1 617 626 4970
Located on the Charles River Esplanade along Storrow Drive, this large outdoor performance stage is best known as the home of the Boston Pops Annual Fourth of July Concert and fireworks. Built in 1940, the shell is a beloved part of Boston that is host to many events from spring until early fall. A 10-acre lawn serves as seating for attendees. The stage hosts rock, jazz, country and other music concerts. Films are occasionally shown as well. All events are free. There is one concession stand.
645 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02215 +1 617 859 8828
Maluken Japanese Restaurant is popular for several reasons. With Japanese decor and waitresses outfitted in kimonos, the restaurant serves the standard Japanese fare with a sit-down sushi bar. The grilled yellow tail rolls and salmon sushi are quite good. Maluken draws many students and professors from nearby Boston University. It gets a little loud at times, but the crowd seems to enjoy it. Maluken serves beer, wine and sake.
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