A thriving nightlife scene and excellent public transport links make Allston/Brighton a lively district popular with students
When you make your home in Allston/Brighton, you’ll be joining a vibrant student community. Bring your laptop and work on assignments in cozy neighborhood spots like Treats on Washington Bakery 7 Café. You’ll discover a wealth of laid-back eateries when dinnertime rolls around, serving a mix of cuisines from old-school donuts to Korean street food – don’t miss the lobster ravioli at Carlo’s Cucina Italiana.
Dive into the local live music scene in your downtime, and visit celebrated haunts. Catch everything from top alternative acts to rising bands at venues like Great Scott and Paradise Rock Club. In-between sets, check out the specials at the numerous college bars like Common Ground, which fill up with students on weekends
The next morning, make your way to one of the beloved local eateries like The Breakfast Club or the Allston Diner, and meet friends for a late lunch. As you walk around town afterwards, keep an eye out for the artistic murals while you browse for everything from vintage fashion to books and records in the locally owned shops.
On weekends, you can head close to the Boston College campus for the pedestrian paths of Chestnut Hill Reservoir, where you can enjoy a scenic jog. Downtown Boston and the North End are also just a quick bus ride away, while world-famous MIT and Harvard University are easily reached, just a short hop across the river in Cambridge.