- Mei Mei
One of their chefs caters our club’s monthly “Gojo”!
506 Park Dr, Boston, MA 02215
- Totto Ramen
169 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134
- Jo Jo Taipei
103 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134
- Korean Garden Restaurant
122 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134
- Seoul Soulongtang
1245 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
- Shanghai Gate
204 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134
- Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ
1002 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
- Sichuan Gourmet
1004-1006 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
- Boston Kaju Tofu Restaurant
58 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134
Try their Korean tofu stew!
- BU has a guide on restaurants near BU
More Restaurants (not necessarily nearby)
- Dumpling House
Our club eats here every Saturday after playing at the Cambridge Public Library! Close to Harvard; great for groups.
950 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
- Top of the Hub
800 Boylston Street Prudential Tower
Boston, MA 02199-8142
- Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
- Neptune Oyster in Little Italy
63 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113
Try the oysters (obviously) or the lobster roll!
- Taiwan Cafe in Chinatown
34 Oxford St, Boston, MA 02111
- Eldo Cake House
36 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111
Specializing in Asian pastries and cakes
- Felipe’s Taqueria in Harvard Square
21 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
James’ favourite is to order a chorizo burrito and a glass of mezcal at the street level bar, or you can go up to the roof bar and have a margarita.
255 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143
It is very out of the way, but in Union Square in Somerville there is a truly excellent restaurant called Bronwyn that serves high quality German and Eastern European wines, beers, and meals.
- Le’s Restaurant
Great for Pho!
36 JFK Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Hei La Moon
In Chinatown, great for dim sum!
88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
690 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111
- Dumpling Cafe
Good place for Shanghai or Sichuan food
695 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111
- Legal Seafoods
- Deluxe Diner
627 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472
- Red Lentil
(a must for vegetarians)
600 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472
Lower Depths Tap Room
~0.8 miles away (476 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215)
I go here whenever I’m near BU. Not a large bar, but great beer list. Laid back atmosphere, good prices (but cash only!).
Sunset Grill & Tap
~1.2 miles away. (130 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA 02134)
Long tap list! Comfortable, lots of space, decent pub food.
~1.4 miles away (50 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02115)
Good vibe and one of the larger beer lists in the area.
Green C Line, about 25 minutes (1648 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445)
Belgian beer specialty bar with great food. Great draft and bottle list. Little higher end / more restaurant-y than the tap rooms and taverns.
Cambridge Brewing Company (CBC)
47 bus and a 0.7 mile walk, about 25 min (1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139)
These folks know what they’re doing! Great beer, good food (vegetarian chili nachos!), very laid back, and lots of room inside and out.
47 bus and a 0.7 mile walk, about 25 min (right around corner from CBC, 92 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139)
40 taps and one of the best rare bottle lists in the area, comparable to Publick House with a little less of a Belgian focus. A little higher end than the taverns / tap rooms.
Night Shift Brewing
Gotta Uber/Lyft/Fasten there, about 20 minutes (87 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149)
Giant warehouse and the actual brewery is back 2/3 of it. They are great, love to experiment, and age lots of things in barrels. No food (although sometimes a food truck), just a bunch of tables in an open space next to a bar. Feel free to bring food or order food directly to the location.
Harpoon may be a pretty commercial location, but their tour is on point and they have the most experience of anyone around doing large groups. Also their canning machine looks amazing if you come across it while it is going at full speed, and in their taproom bar you can buy solid pretzels and flights of their experimental beer batches, many of which never get released commercially.
You should be aware of the
Trillium, Idle Hands, Aeronaut and Slum Brew, and the
Harpoon and Sam Adams (which both do brewery tours). Trappist beers from Spencer Abbey are also being found in an increasing number of beer stores.