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Restaurant/Pub with music?

JesseJensen Oct 15, 2012 06:02 AM

We are a group coming to Boston in two weeks from Toronto.

I was looking for a casual restaurant with entertainment/music for
Saturday night and good food.

Consists of mostly ladies late 40's and 50's -

Thanks in advance for you help!

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    bluesjack RE: JesseJensen Oct 15, 2012 06:47 AM

    I don't think you can go wrong at Johnny D's in Somerville


    Good rootsy music, never too loud, and the food is better than average pub food

    1. Beach Chick RE: JesseJensen Oct 15, 2012 07:16 AM

      When I was in Boston, as a tourist, we went to Lucky's Lounge..
      Great food and music..
      Love this place..


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        treb RE: Beach Chick Oct 15, 2012 09:44 AM

        Try their veggie burger? I just posted about lobster rolls, check this out next time you're in the area, maybe leaf peeping! :


      2. hotoynoodle RE: JesseJensen Oct 15, 2012 09:08 AM

        in cambridge, you have the middle east, 3 different stages, in central square. the food is meh, but it is surrounded by good eats, like rendez-vous and central kitchen.

        further up, you have the lizard lounge, between harvard and porter. cambridge commons is upstairs with decent pub grub, awesome home-made tater tots and great beers on tap.

        porter square has toad, which is adjacent to christopher's. again, not bad food, but great tap beers and no cover for the music. very small room though.

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          rknrll RE: JesseJensen Oct 15, 2012 09:22 AM

          The Plough and Stars in Cambridge between Harvard and Central.

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            hotoynoodle RE: rknrll Oct 15, 2012 09:26 AM

            good call! also great beers on tap.

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            bear RE: JesseJensen Oct 15, 2012 10:27 AM

            Atwoods Tavern, sort of between Inman Sq. and East Cambridge, has music most nights and good food at reasonable prices.

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              5thAndNowhere RE: bear Oct 15, 2012 11:22 AM

              This really depends on what type of music you are looking for...

              +1 for Atwoods and Plough
              good food, good music (on the roots/country/rock tip)

              the food at johnny ds is "passable" but they book mostly good music. again depending on your taste. for jazz/soul/blues, check out the Regattabar in the Charles Hotel or Scullers at the Double Tree. all "supper club" style.

              precinct, sally obriens and bull mccabes (mostly roots rock) all have pub food of marginal distinction. toad good bands, with christophers (bad food) next door.

              depending on when you are planning your trip, the Sinclair might be open. not sure if you can eat in the room with music tho. its a Bowery production (rock/indie) with Michael Schlow food

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              JesseJensen RE: JesseJensen Oct 15, 2012 11:22 AM

              thanks so much for the great suggestions - we are making reservations at Luckys Lounge and will also sample a few more of the suggested watering holes!

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                SeaSide Tomato RE: JesseJensen Oct 19, 2012 05:02 AM

                Lucky's is a great spot. As I recall (it's been a while since I went ) Fridays were nights with live bands and rock/Rhythm and Blues/old disco/some Sinatra--really good listening/mild dancing/swaying music. Loved Fridays. Perfect for an "OK-the work week is done let's go relax and get ito the weekend" night. So perfct that I now want to go tonight!

                Saturdays were more dance-club-esque with DJs's. Very different vibe.

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