Common Ground Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 85 Harvard Ave

    Allston, MA 02134

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  • 617-783-2071

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Love the 90's night here! Great food, great people, great time!

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★★★★★

Love the 90's night here! Great food, great people, great time!

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I went here the other night with my friend. He was drunk and talking some trash, but not altogether out of line. The bouncer, however, had a quick temper and went after my friend. Definitely was the first to get physical and there was no need. I tried to get in between them. Despite the fact I hadn't said anything to provoke him, the bouncer held me by the shirt and then started pummeling me in the face. Fortunately I can take a punch, but I now have a real sore jaw, a bumpy upper lip and a swollen cheek. Don't go to this place at night, unless you want to fight bouncers or are into violence.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went here the other night with my friend. He was drunk and talking some trash, but not altogether out of line. The bouncer, however, had a quick temper and went after my friend. Definitely was the first to get physical and there was no need. I tried to get in between them. Despite the fact I hadn't said anything to provoke him, the bouncer held me by the shirt and then started pummeling me in the face. Fortunately I can take a punch, but I now have a real sore jaw, a bumpy upper lip and a swollen cheek. Don't go to this place at night, unless you want to fight bouncers or are into violence.

Pros: you can test your fighting skills

Cons: aggressive angry bouncers

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All I have to say is 80's night. This place is great for food and I love the theme nights. It also has a nice beer selection

4
★★★★☆

All I have to say is 80's night. This place is great for food and I love the theme nights. It also has a nice beer selection

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The food is ok but the atmosphere is a bit bizarre. The waiters are not very friendly and seem to belong to some kind of cult.

3
★★★☆☆

The food is ok but the atmosphere is a bit bizarre. The waiters are not very friendly and seem to belong to some kind of cult.

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my boyfriend and i ended up here after not wanting to wait for a table at sunset grill. We were pleasantly surprised at how good the food was, their desserts were especially excellent. The beer selection was very satisfying, service was fast and the atmosphere was very relaxed. There wasn't anything special going on that night ( no bands or themes) but we both enjoyed our stay, Common Ground is definitely worth a try.

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★★★★☆

my boyfriend and i ended up here after not wanting to wait for a table at sunset grill. We were pleasantly surprised at how good the food was, their desserts were especially excellent. The beer selection was very satisfying, service was fast and the atmosphere was very relaxed. There wasn't anything special going on that night ( no bands or themes) but we both enjoyed our stay, Common Ground is definitely worth a try.

Pros: nice atmosphere, yummy food

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my fiance and i love common ground-- we used to go to the publick house all the time, but the food here is just as good and the beers are much less expensive, but still varied and interesting. I recommend!

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★★★★☆

my fiance and i love common ground-- we used to go to the publick house all the time, but the food here is just as good and the beers are much less expensive, but still varied and interesting. I recommend!

Pros: great food, vegetarian options, good beers on tap

Cons: can be crowded on popular nights

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The most fun nights out are 90's night! DJ Mike is amazing and plays everyones suggestions. The crowd is great, lots of singing/dancing along to awesome 90's music. The bartenders are nice/funny and the beer selection is solid. I highly recommend this fun little dive bar for a great night out, just don't bring any pretention with you.

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★★★★★

The most fun nights out are 90's night! DJ Mike is amazing and plays everyones suggestions. The crowd is great, lots of singing/dancing along to awesome 90's music. The bartenders are nice/funny and the beer selection is solid. I highly recommend this fun little dive bar for a great night out, just don't bring any pretention with you.

Pros: GREAT music, nice bartenders, fun theme nights

Cons: none, it's a dive bar. Know what you're getting into.

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This place is nasty. Its the strangers of allston. I went there with a bunch of friends and we all agreed it was awful. The food was gross, it looked like it was sitting around out back forever. There are so many other nice places near this, dont waste your time.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is nasty. Its the strangers of allston. I went there with a bunch of friends and we all agreed it was awful. The food was gross, it looked like it was sitting around out back forever. There are so many other nice places near this, dont waste your time.

Pros: there are nice places right around the corner

Cons: everything

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Always one of my favorite Allston spots, lots of different theme nights (80's music, trivia, hip-hop, mod, etc), so make sure it's a theme you enjoy. Great staff, fun place to watch a game.

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★★★☆☆

Always one of my favorite Allston spots, lots of different theme nights (80's music, trivia, hip-hop, mod, etc), so make sure it's a theme you enjoy. Great staff, fun place to watch a game.

Pros: Fun Time, Good crowd, Good Staff, Huge Screen for major games, Good Bar Food

Cons: No major ones, just make sure you like the theme.

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This place is great! I really love the food, it's alot better than you would expect from a bar.

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★★★★★

This place is great! I really love the food, it's alot better than you would expect from a bar.

Pros: Inexpensive, fun atmosphere

Cons: no cons

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A comfortable hangout for jocks and live-music lovers, the Common Ground is part Irish pub, part rock club and part sports bar, all pulled together in a traditional setting. Most nights see sporty crowds huddle around the numerous TVs,…

 

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