Dinner with Boston MeFites
posted May 30, 2012 3:53 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue June 5 at 7:00 PM, Deep Ellum
477 Cambridge St, Allston, MA, USA (Map & Directions)
Updated: I'm in town for training this week - let's meet up for dinner at Deep Ellum! As a Deadhead-by-Marriage and fan of beer I can't resist.
Looking to locals for venue suggestions. I'll be staying near Boston College, but happy to travel anywhere public transport will take me. I like pubs (real ones, not fake tourist ones) and quirky, independent establishments with a good beer menu. Hoping to meet some new folks and connect with friends.
posted by turtlegirl to Meetup (15 comments total)

A shame, turtlegirl - I'll also be in Boston in June, but later in the month (specifically, the 16th to the 20th) for the Event Apart conference.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 6:38 PM on May 30, 2012

Hey turtlegirl! I am not as familiar with the Allston-Brighton neighborhood, but I'd definitely like to fete you!
posted by pxe2000 at 5:16 AM on May 31, 2012

Welcome to Boston! One possibility in Allston that isn't exactly quirky, but Does have a fabulous beer menu and decent food is Sunset Grill. I have an early evening commitment, but might bike over and join in if folks are staying out a little later.
posted by ldthomps at 6:54 AM on May 31, 2012

Hello turtlegirl. There's tons of places with great beer in Boston. Sunset Grill has the most amazing selection — almost intimidating, to be honest — but it can get pretty loud and make it hard to talk in large groups. And mefites like to talk.

Do you like traditional pubs, or sleek modern ones?
posted by benito.strauss at 9:05 AM on May 31, 2012

Y'know, at BC you're not too far from The Publick House. I haven't been there myself, but I've heard good things, and I think there have been some meet-ups there in the past. Maybe people who have been there will pop-up here.
posted by benito.strauss at 9:09 AM on May 31, 2012

Hey peeps, thanks for the suggestions and keep them coming! I'm not picky about style-of-pub per se, though someplace we can chit-chat would be good.
posted by turtlegirl at 9:31 AM on May 31, 2012

I've never been in the Publick House when it wasn't a total madhouse, but it is definitely a nice place. From BC, it's also fairly easy to get to the Copley area which has a few good bars.
posted by backseatpilot at 12:02 PM on May 31, 2012

I'll be out of town on a field trip, but have fun!
posted by maryr at 4:12 PM on May 31, 2012

Knowing nothing about the area, but does Washington Square Tavern fit the bill of having good beer selection and food, and being quiet enough to hold conversations? Anyone with experience?
posted by not_on_display at 1:57 PM on June 1, 2012

Difficult to tell from their minimalist website, not_on_display, but Washington Square Tavern sounds good. Also like the looks of the Publick House (for those of us who like Belgian Ale they have quite a selection). Hoping it wouldn't be TOO noisy on a Tuesday, but one never knows. Anyone else out there have an opinion on location?
posted by turtlegirl at 5:08 AM on June 3, 2012

Deep Ellum is another Allston option that's cut from the same cloth as Publick House.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:06 PM on June 3, 2012

Thanks robocop is bleeding - that looks awesome and I can't resist the name.
posted by turtlegirl at 3:22 PM on June 3, 2012

Isn't this where Infinite Jest took place?
posted by Afroblanco at 10:59 AM on June 5, 2012

I'm on my way!
posted by not_on_display at 3:54 PM on June 5, 2012

...and now I'm home! Thanks, turtlegirl! That beer was delish.
posted by not_on_display at 6:12 PM on June 5, 2012

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