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College Bars & More: Diverse Nightlife Near Alumni Stadium



Boston College and Alumni Stadium are located within easy access to lots of excellent nightlife. Ranging from bars that pack in area college kids to those that play life music it's easy to find a nightlife location that works for you. The green line and many bus routes make their way around Boston College and can get you from Alumni Stadium to these great bars in flash. 

The top college bar for Boston College students is Mary Ann's, one of the dingiest dive bars in all of Boston this bar brings hoarded of college students through its doors daily. Serving cheap beer in dim lighting, this always packed spot see lots of action.

Those who prefer to add a bite to eat to their night out, will enjoy Cityside where the bar is jammed after dark, yet the tables allow for a more laid back night out. Or Roggie's Grill & Brew where college students congregate to watch the sporting events they're not attending. 

If music is more your thing then make your way into Allston where Great Scott always has someone gracing their stage to perform live music you'll enjoy. Or dance, drink and enjoy the club type atmosphere at Wonder Bar where table service and nightly entertainment bring this area bar to another level. 


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A beer lover's delight, Sunset Grill And Tap boasts a massive selection of beer with 112 taps and 380 microbrews and exotic imports. Can't decide? Order a beer flight and try them all. The bar even offers "beertails," artful combinations of select beers. You'll find seasonal brews, as well, and for non-beer drinkers, plenty of cocktails and a small wine selection. Sunset is also known for its nachos and the famous Steam Beer Burger. A short ride by green line from Alumni Stadium, you'll find it's well worth making your way to Sunset Grille and Tap for the beer, food and fun you'll find inside.

Recommended for Nightlife near Alumni Stadium because: Sunset Grill and Tap is a laid back area bar that draws crowds from BC and BU.

Jessica's expert tip: Their beer selection is extensive, try something new at Sunset Grill.

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There is no better place for wings and beer than Buff's Pub in the Boston area. Less than $15 buys you a half order of Buff's famous wings with fries, onion rings or a salad. Served with your choice of sauce (Buffalo and honey hot are two popular options) these wings are expertly fried until they reach the perfect level of crunch then tossed in your sauce for the kick you'd expect from a wing. Buff's pub atmosphere entices diners to stay a while to watch the big games as televisions are mounted around this small establishment. You'll find yourself among a mix of patrons including professionals, and Boston College students all looking to indulge in Buff's fried wings.

Recommended for Nightlife near Alumni Stadium because: A popular spot for locals Buff's Pub is not far from alumni Stadium and a great place to have a beer and watch a game.

Jessica's expert tip: Be sure to try the wings at Buff's and stick to basic drinks like beer.

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Wonder Bar


Wonder Bar is a popular college hang out among the BU and BC crowd. Offering an excellent selection of live music, and themed nights you'll find Wonder Bar packed every night from the time they open at 6pm until their 2am closing. Wonder Bar has 11 sections available for reservations by private parties as well as the option of bottle service so you never have to wait in line at the bar. Wonder Bar is a step up from the area dive bars and the addition of entertainment and food help set it apart. Get out on the dance floor, socialize with others around the bar, or hang at your table at Wonder Bar.

Recommended for Nightlife near Alumni Stadium because: Wonder Bar offers entertainment options every night for those looking to do more than drink.

Jessica's expert tip: Wonder Bar's table service is a nice way to enjoy the evening with friends.

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White Horse Tavern


The White horse Tavern is a college hangout where both BC and BU students congregate. A casual vibe, good food and drinks are enhanced by floor to ceiling windows that open when the weather warms. Mingle with the 20 something crowd while local sporting events play on the televisions. Offering trivia three nights a week (Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday) you can compete in a friendly competition while enjoying a beer with friends. Or get a bit more physically active on their billiard tables and challenge someone to a friendly game of pool. The friendly atmosphere will have first timers feeling like regulars before they leave.

Recommended for Nightlife near Alumni Stadium because: A popular college hangout, White Horse Tavern is a fun place for drinks with friends.

Jessica's expert tip: Be ready to make friends; you'll find lots of people to chat with at White Horse Tavern.

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The Last Drop's status as an Oak Square dive bar in Brighton makes it popular with those near Alumni Stadium. This is a place to get your drink on. Nothing fancy simply a bar that serves cold beer and stiff drinks, The Last Drop is a welcome respite from the upscale downtown club scene. Dimly lit, and often crammed with people of all ages who share little in common beyond their love of a good drink and often Boston sports, you'll be pleasantly surprised by how friendly everyone is. and with a name like Last Drop, you can be sure you'll find the place packed and drawing them in until closing.

Recommended for Nightlife near Alumni Stadium because: The Last Drop is a popular place for one last drink near Alumni Stadium

Jessica's expert tip: The Last Drop is a come as you are kind of place; ideal for post game drinks even if you're bundled up.

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Great Scott the perfect place to down a pint and enjoy live music. Hosting an impressive line-up of DJ's, special events and a mix of live acts that will keep your feet tapping, Great Scott's is a good time. Prompt bar service enhances the experience because they know that no one wants to wait forever for a refill. Not exactly up to date, Great Scott's is a bar that looks, feels and smells like a bar, but produces entertainment to make up for its lack of ambiance. Although the Allston location of Great Scott's would imply "college bar", Great Scott's sees a mix of ages looking to hear good music.

Recommended for Nightlife near Alumni Stadium because: Great Scott is a short ride on the green line from Alumni Stadium, has great music and a cool vibe.

Jessica's expert tip: Great Scott's is the unofficial feeder for larger area clubs; you'll be able to get an up front seat for your favorite bands before they move on to larger venues.

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Union Street in Newton Center is a mere few miles from Boston College and Alumni Stadium. Combining good food and drink with entertainment (both live and on the big screens), indoors and out, Union Street draws Alumni Stadium crowds who want to kick back and enjoy a beer or cocktail after a game. The food menu focuses on American comfort fare like nachos, wings, and burgers. Lunch, dinner and weekend breakfast are served at Union Street allowing you many options for enjoying their ambiance. An extensive beer selection consists of 32 on draught as well as 100 bottles from around the world are a draw for regulars. Their wine on tap, and craft cocktail list also win fans who return for the drinks as much as the food. Making Union Street a great place to hang out.

Recommended for Nightlife near Alumni Stadium because: A few miles from Alumni Stadium, Union Street is a fun place to unwind over drinks.

Jessica's expert tip: Enjoy Union Street's wine on tap which allows you a fresh by the glass pour every time.

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Roggie's Brew & Grille


Roggie's is the college dive that draws crowds in for their heaping plates of cooked to order bar food. Applying scratch cooking methods ensures that you'll get fresh plates of their fried favorites, as well as burgers made from meat delivered daily. Aside from their pub grub, Roggies has an excellent selection of entrees, enjoy a their version of jambalaya-chicken, scallops, sausages, and shrimp served in a spicy marinara over pasta or rice, baby back ribs or even a vegetarian plate. Roggies extensive menu also includes pizza (even gluten free), pasta, raw bar, seafood, and an all day weekend brunch; ensuring you'll find something you like on their menu. Add to the good food the sports pub atmosphere and you have a winning spot to relive your college days, or enjoy those of your kids attending Boston College.

Recommended for Nightlife near Alumni Stadium because: Roggie's is a sports pub that welcomes many Boston College students nightly for dinner and drinks.

Jessica's expert tip: Enjoy the casual atmosphere at Roggie's for a night of laid back sports pub drinking.

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Cityside is a modern American eatery and bar where Brighton residents, and Boston College students flock for good food at great prices, a happening social scene and strong drinks. Here you'll find an appealing selection of appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches and entrees for well under twenty dollars. Regulars enjoy the cajun chicken pasta, juicy burgers, and pastrami rueben melt with a side of onion rings or waffle fries. Favorite starters include the queso dip and steak and cheese egg rolls. For dessert, you'll want to try the fried snickers or peanut butter and chocolate pie. The casual atmosphere make popping in pre or post a game at Alumni stadium a breeze even when you're wearing your BC garb or that of the opposing team.

Recommended for Nightlife near Alumni Stadium because: Cityside draws a big bar crowd for good drinks and great mingling.

Jessica's expert tip: A full service restaurant that draws a big bar crowd, grab a seat at the bar for drinks and socializing.

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Mary Ann's is the quintessential college dive bar. A dingy bar lacking in windows, and any form of natural light, and smelling of years of baths consisting of beer dumped on their floors, this is the hang out that keeps Boston College kids happily waiting in long lines to gain entry. Complete with games like lawn darts and Big Buck Hunter, you can make a night of sipping cheap beer alongside Boston College students. You'll have fun at this local hangout where the school year brings in far more customers than the off season. Especially packed on days when there's a game at Alumni Stadium, Mary Ann's is a must for those looking to experience the local color of Boston College.

Recommended for Nightlife near Alumni Stadium because: The dive bar of Boston College, Mary Ann's is a must when heading to alumni Stadium.

Jessica's expert tip: Cheap beer is the order of choice for those frequenting Mary Ann's.

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Born and raised in Boston, Jessica knows her city like the back of her hand.  Always looking to uncover something new, Jessica keeps up on the latest and greatest Boston offerings. 

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