1430 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02134 +1 617 738 9990
Serving American bistro cuisine, this chic Allston establishment tends to draw a young crowd. Its full service bar seems to be perpetually packed with patrons listening to bands such as Morcheeba. The entrees are contemporary as well; tuna spring rolls, tuna steak, pan roasted chicken, grilled sandwiches or spinach, ricotta and toasted garlic pizza. Some old standbys like meatloaf are also among the offerings. Stop in and enjoy the newest bistro cuisine at a candlelit table with a wait staff who is eager to please and prices you can't beat.
400 Soldiers Field Road Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel Boston, MA 02134 +1 617 562 4111
For almost a decade, this Cambridge club has been one of the better jazz venues in town. Ride the glass elevator of Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel up to a room with 180-person capacity. The low stage, small tables and glass windows overlooking the Charles River create an intimate setting. The "Supper Club" ticket combines dinner and the show. Group rates and catering are available for jazzy functions. The club has a full service bar. The bar is open from Monday to Saturday from 8 pm and on Sundays from 7 pm.
332 Washington Street Boston, MA 02135 +1 617 779 8822
Situated across Washington Street, the Devlin's Bistro offers little bit of everything. This charming bistro-cum-restaurant welcomes one and all with its friendly and casual ambiance. Its menu is as great as the place; guests can choose from the delightful seafood treats or pastas. And, if you are not in for a complete meal go for the salads or sandwiches. For all those who miss the action on weekdays, catch up with Devlin's at its weekend brunch (10a to 3p). As far as the bar is concerned, an amazing variety ranging from draught beer to wine awaits you here. Apart from good food and great atmosphere, Devlin's also features interesting events including DJ sessions, trivia nights, live music concerts and so forth. For event line-up and open hours, visit its website or simply call ahead.
158 Brighton Avenue Boston, MA 02134 +1 617 779 0140
The Brighton Music Hall is a pleasant entertainment venue in Boston that hosts an interesting range of live gigs. Superb acoustics go down well with performing artistes and audiences who love this intimate space. Check website for details on upcoming events.
3 Harvard Avenue Allston, MA 02134 +1 617 782 6245
Head to O' Brien's Pub and Bar for a night full of loud music and entertainment. Indulge in exotic drinks at the bar as you lend your ear to dazzling live music and meet new people. Also on offer are a large number of live acts and music performances from the likes of regional and touring talents. Special events and nights await you with a warm welcome. Entry from 9p on all days. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
1222 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02134 +1 617 566 9014
If you want to guzzle down a mug of refreshing chilled beer as you tap your feet to good music, Great Scott is your haunt! This joint dazzles with an impressive line-up of DJ nights and special events that are sure to keep you entertained through and through. Jive to the whim of live acts as you meet new people. Special acts and themed nights make for an exciting night out. The staff is friendly, and the service at the bar is prompt. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
186 Harvard Avenue Boston, MA 02134 +1 617 351 2665
Named by some as the best pick-up spot in Boston, there is no denying that there is quite a singles scene at this bar on weekends. But even if you are not a young single on the prowl, this bar has a lot to offer. The interior is black and sleek with brick walls. Live jazz is performed every night. The eclectic menu is surprisingly affordable for such a hip hangout. Highlights include the sweet potato fries, portobello-mushroom sandwich and the baked terra cotta casseroles.
353 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02134 +1 617 783 2300
Sports Depot is an oasis for sports fans. With 72 televisions, patrons can check out all the day's college and professional sporting events while having a few beers and some chicken wings. The high ceilings in the spacious dining room lead to a casual atmosphere, which is accentuated by sports artifacts from local college and university teams. There is an enormous brunch on the Sunday, as well as burgers, pasta and lobster dinners.
967 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 +1 617 562 8800
Mainly a venue for rock 'n' roll acts, Paradise Rock Club draws a partying crowd in their late 20s and early 30s. If you do not want to dance, comfortable couches upstairs allow pleasant observation of all the goings-on downstairs. One of the best places in Boston to see live music, the club hosts pop, alternative and better-known local acts almost nightly. Prominent acts who have made appearances include Bare Naked Ladies, Flaming Lips, the Wallflowers, Goo Goo Dolls, and Jack Johnson.
34 Harvard Avenue Boston, MA 02135 +1 617 783 9400
An inexpensive Irish bar with a warm, inviting atmosphere, the crowd here includes sports fans, college students and a few ex-patriates. At the Draft, the live entertainment varies nightly and may be DJs spinning tunes or local bands playing Top-40 hits and reggae music. On Wednesday night you can test your intellectual abilities at the weekly trivia game. Club sandwiches, burgers, steak tips, and fish and chips are among the entrees offered.
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