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A Day Trip Through Allston

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Understand[edit]

Allston is a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts that offers various opportunities to catch an indie show, thrift, and enjoy a delicious meal. Allston can be explored within its main streets, and can all be done on foot. The streets that the following featured locations are on branch out from one another, so walking times most likely will not exceed 20 minutes.

Prepare[edit]

Bring comfortable shoes, you will be walking, a lot.


Morning[edit]

Estimated cost: $25

So maybe you slept in and skipped breakfast, and now you're starving. Here is a solution: brunch. You can find a great deal for a great meal at the Breakfast Club. This place can get you brunch for two under $14, which is extremely generous for the quality of the food. Unfortunately, this establishment is only open during the breakfast/brunch hours, but it is a great destination if that is what you're looking for. They take Visa and Mastercard, for the Allston-goers that don't carry around cash.

  • Breakfast Club

(617) 783-1212

270 Western Ave.

Allston, MA 02134

Open 7 days a week 6am - 2pm

Reservations are accepted, if need be

After arriving in Allston, you may wonder what you should do next. Allston offers many different opportunities to get a quality, wallet-friendly breakfast or lunch. Walking down the main street of Allston, you will come across Steve’s Kitchen. At Steve’s, you can get a great breakfast for such a reasonable price. This hole-in-the-wall diner offers breakfast all day, for the Allston-goers that crave that egg and cheese sandwich at 1 in the afternoon. You can see their full menu on their website http://www.steveskitchen.net/menu.htm.

  • Steve’s Kitchen

(617) 254-9457

120 Harvard Ave

Allston, MA 02134

Open 7 days a week 5 am - 5 pm

EXCEPT Thursdays, they close at 4 pm

Thrifting[edit]

Allston is heavily populated by college students, so cheap, good food and thrifting are extremely popular. Not only can you find one-of-a-kind finds, you can have fun while doing so!

Here are a list of thrifting places that you can visit:

  • Urban Renewal [1]
  • Cheap Chic [2]


Afternoon[edit]

Estimated cost: $35

Now you've made it through thrifting your way through Allston and now you are famished. One word may attract your taste buds: Italian. This eatery is a hot spot for great, affordable Italian food. It goes by the name Carlo's Cucina Italiana. This Italian delicacy in the heart of Allston features all of the Italian comfort food you crave, from Eggplant Parm and baked ziti, to tiramisu and bruschetta. It is definitely a place that you want to try out before leaving Allston. You can reach their menu and website here http://www.carloscucinaitaliana.com/. Reasonable prices for delectable Italian food? Sign me up.

  • Carlo's Cucina Italiana

(617) 254-9759

131 Brighton Ave.

Allston, MA 02134

Hours:

Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm

Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm

Reservations are accepted

If none of these restaurants tickle your taste buds, here are some other options and their websites:

  • Refuge Café
  • Allston Diner [4]


Evening[edit]

Estimated Cost: $60

Night time in Allston revolves around food and drink – plus, everything is in close proximity, so you can walk everywhere! There are a slew of bars and food where you can enjoy a satisfactory meal. Allston is a very culturally diverse suburb, and therefore has many different restaurants due to these cultures.

Our night begins on North Beacon Street for some Burmese food at YoMa [5] You can expect $10-20 plates here. If you are a vegetarian or a vegan, Grasshopper [6] and Peace O’ Pie [7] (Vegan) are right next door. After your stomach is full, walk a few feet down North Beacon Street to Deep Ellum [8] and dive deep into their large drink list – this is the kind of place you’ll find foreign beer, local beer, wine, and mixed drinks. Next, let’s head to Great Scott [9] for some live music and perhaps some more drinks. Feel like dancing instead? Wonder Bar [10] has a special DJ night every night of the week except for Mondays, and it’s on the way to Great Scott. You’ll want to walk across the street from Deep Ellum onto Brighton Avenue, and take a right onto Harvard Avenue, and walk south. You’ll be able to see Great Scott from where Brighton Avenue bisects Commonwealth Avenue, and you should be standing next to a McDonald's before you cross the street. The shows at Great Scott usually end between midnight and 1 AM, if you are still feeling hungry, Azama Grill [11] is open until 2AM! If you are feeling like some middle eastern food, just head north down Harvard Avenue and Azama will be on your right. You’ll see it soon after you pass by Farrington Avenue.


Restaurant Information:

  • YoMa

(617) 783-1372

5 North Beacon Street.

Allston, MA 02134


Hours:

Monday to Friday: 11:30–9:30pm

Saturday: 12–10:00pm

Sunday: 12–9:00pm

Holidays: CLOSED


  • Deep Ellum

(617) 787-2337

477 Cambridge Street

Allston, MA 02135


Hours:

Monday-Friday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 am

Brunch: until 4:00 pm

Dinner: 4:00 pm-Midnight

Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am-1:00 am

Brunch: until 4:00 pm

Dinner: 4:00-midnight


  • Great Scott

(617) 566-9014

1222 Commonwealth Avenue

Allston MA 02134

Closes at 2 am


  • Azama Grill

(617) 779-0003

54 Harvard Avenue

Allston, MA 02134

Closes at 1 am

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