Bar Crawl / Boy Crawl
The Blues have been known to frequent local watering holes in the hopes of meeting and mingling with some nice guys. Sometimes it’s hard to find the right bar for the certain kind of man you are looking to meet. Which is why, for your benefit, the Blues are bringing you a list of these purveyors of libations with a guide to what kind of men you’ll find there and tips on how to pick them up. Enjoy!
The Pour House Bar & Grill
909 Boylston St # 21
Boston, MA 02115-3104
Belly-up to the bar: There are several great things about this bar. The best is the really cheap beer. For an average of about $4.00 you can get a HUGE mug of beer (I think probably 20 ounces). The food there is typical pub fare: fried, greasy, but pretty good.
ID please: Under 25 crowd
Do you come here often?: The type of guy that frequents Pour House is the casual college student. The bar is a Berklee College of Music hang-out, so there will be some artsy musician types along with the regular Boston college student crowd and young professionals looking for cheap beer while they watch a sports game on the television. It’s definitely a laid-back, jeans and tee crowd.
Pick up lines: Try asking about where he went to college, since most of the crowd is around that age. Sports comments might work too if there is a game on TV.
83 Harvard Avenue
Boston, MA 02134
Belly-up to the bar: The best thing about Common Ground is 90s night. Every Friday night a DJ plays a mix of music ranging from early rap, grunge rock and boy bands. It’s a popular event so get there early! If you don’t want to pay the cover fee, get there early for dinner. I highly recommend the macaroni and cheese, but I hear the desserts are excellent as well. As far as alcohol goes, Common Ground has quite the selection: there are about a dozen different types on tap, including local brews, and a bottle selection that rotates.
ID please: 21-30ish, depending on the night.
Do you come here often?: Given that Common Ground is in the Allston/Brighton area of Boston, it is a common hangout for college students (mostly BU and BC-ers) and those in their early 20s (cheaper rent for us poor grad students). However, when 90s night rolls around the crowd expands to include young professionals from all over Boston, because everyone enjoys a good DP and familiar songs.
Pick up lines: Try asking about where he went to college, since most of the crowd is around that age. Sports comments might work too if there is a game on TV. And of course, you can always talk about the music. Since I lived under a rock for most of the 90s and listened to public radio, I am unfamiliar with most of the early songs, so this tactic doesn’t work so well for me.