We are often brought to Allston to see a friend’s band play at any of its smaller venues along Harvard Ave. Last night was one such occasion, and though we were not drinking much, we observed those who had been throughout the show and weren’t ready for the night to end. First thing on a drunk person’s mind when the night is near its close? Food. Anything. What’s open? Fortunately, Allston has enough offerings to let the end-of-show tipplers be choosy.
• You’ll probably start off at the Sunset Grill & Tap for their legendary beer menu, but their food is also really good. We love the Baja Burger, with bean spread and avocado spears.
• It was exciting enough when Spike’s Junkyard Dogs was available outside of Rhode Island. Consider the excitement when you can have a Freaking Hot Hot Dog (with hot peppers, naturally) in the wee hours. Open ‘til 1am, kids!
• We all know where to get great ice cream in Allston, right? Herrell’s Renaissance Cafe is open until midnight when you desperately need a milkshake after a night of local music. If you miss the cutoff, know that this particular Herrell’s serves a full breakfast in the morning to help you with your hangover.
[Photo: Satan’s Laundromat]