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Jan 20, 2011 08:04 AM

Looking for a place for pizza and beer for 25 in Boston


I am looking to throw a party in April for about 25 people. Ideally looking for pizza and beer for the low cost and the fact that it's casual and fun. Ideally looking for a private room (we are loud) and someplace that can accommodate a Sunday afternoon start time.

Regina doesn't do big parties. I have searched high and low looking with no luck.

Boston, Cambridge, or the surrounding areas would be great.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Not sure if they'll do it either, but you may want to try the Waterfront Cafe in the North End. Twenty-five people may just about take over the place though. The Waterfront makes a good pizza, and I actually like it better than Regina's.

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    1. re: Pegmeister

      Peg -- I'd like to hear more about the pizza at the Waterfront. I was there to watch the bloodbath on Sunday and really liked the place, especially the jalapeno poppers and their burger. Was considering pizza so I'd like to hear how you'd describe it.

      To the OP, I think Flatbread in Somerville would be GREAT for your party. It's a big space, with an open oven and on a Sunday I bet they'd dig a big loud party like yours. When people have had enough beer, they can bowl.

      1. re: yumyum

        Waterfront pizza is the best in the north end. No soggy middle like Regina's, good sauce, good crust. Definitely worth a try.

        Usually go with their steak tips if we don't get a pizza and they are the only other memorable thing from the menu. How was the burger?

        1. re: Beachowolfe

          The burger was good, actually. Nice char outside, reasonably close to mid-rare as ordered. I had it topped with crispy bacon and cheddar cheese, and discarded the flabby tomato and wan lettuce. Not up there in the pantheon, but not a bad option for soaking up the booze that accompanies the agony of defeat.

          1. re: yumyum

            I guess some people would describe it as NY style. They use a medium crust which is always tender with a slight crisp on the edges. Crust holds up well to the toppings and the slices are easy to fold. I love that they don't break the bubbles in the crust. The Waterfront can get slammed during the games but there are times that it is quiet as well. Great in the summer (if we ever see summer again) because it seems that not too many tourists find it.

    2. The new Regina's in Allston doesn't do big parties?

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      1. re: Gordough

        I should have just called them directly, but I called the Thatcher Street location and they barked "NO" and hung up on me when I inquired about their location.

      2. Newtowne Grille in Porter Square has cheap pizza and beer...but no private room.
        Don't mind the regular "Oldtowne" crowd at the bar.

        1. Flatbread in Somerville would be my choice.

          Agree that the Allston Regina's would work as well. However keep in mnd that the pizza definitely doesn't live up to the NE location.

          1. its been a few years, but the Boyne on western avenue in Brighton has a downstairs private room with its own bar and bathrooms. we used in a couple of times for xmas parties and they were extremely accomodating. they have a full kitchen upstairs but not sure if pizza is on the menu (its an irish pub).

            458 Western Ave, Brighton, MA 02135