This bar is a good place to go and hang out with your friends once in a while, but it is not your typical bar. Anytime I have been in there, even on a Friday or a Saturday night, it is really not all that crowded. I like the split level set up (darts and a full bar upstairs, bigger screen TV's and more seating downstairs), but there doesn't seem to be a need for it. A beer is also 4 dollars when it seems like it should 3. I like the people that work there though, they are a lot of fun.
This place trrets animals very well and you can tell the staff love what they do. They certainly need people to adopt and they are very catering to those who choose to do so. I have fostered litters of kittens from here and even some full grown cats. It certainly helps them to be able to do it, even if it is only for a week. This is a great place to adopt kittens, cat, puppies and dogs from as well as they care for their animals and really have not put any of them to sleep. If you are thinking about fostering or adopting check these guys out.
In the winter, I bought a lot of coats and suit jackets from the Garment District which were in a state of disrepair, it seemed anyway. I decided to see how much it would cost to get them looking a little bit more decent (as the jackets only cost 10 dollars in the first place) I didn't really mind sheeling out some money to get them fixed. Rofolfo made all these jackets look better than new and it hardly cost me that much money. I also took my winter jacket to him, which was missing a lining in the sleeve, the liner on the inside and was ripped at the seems, he made it look totally new. And I had it back relatively quickly. If you want tailoring done right, deifnitely see Rodolfo.
I used to work across from this place, but I did not notice it until about 2 months ago. You wouldn't think it from the outside or even from where it's located, but this is one of the funnest and most unique experiences I have had in Boston. It's an interactive experience that seemingly transports you back to ancient Egypt. A Pharoah gives you challenges and you have to navigate your way from room to room trying to get to the burial chamber. There are fun suprises and it's very entertaining. They also offer group rate if you have a lot of people. It's also a fun place to take a date.
Allston Car Wash is just like it says, 'a spa for your cah,' it does cost around 20 buck to get a good wash though. While you can go to 'do it yourself places' and pay very little (around 4 or 5 dollars) it will not do nearly as much for your car. I think their best deal is 'the works' which includes an exterior wash,
a foam protectant, a clear coat sealer, and undercarriage wash, a rust inhibitor, wheel brightner and air freshener. They have a deal going on right now so this only costs 21 dollars, but your car will look shiny and new. It's a good thing to do every other month or so.
I love this bar. It is really fun place to just go and hang out with your friend or take a date. They were actually voted best coonversation night life in 2004. It has a very cool atmosphere; it reminds me of a sports bar mixed with a library which if that's sounds dorky, I guarantee you it's not. It has very traditional Irish food which is also delicious (especially the home made brown bread.) The bar also opens at 8am some days, for which I give it an A++.
I actually like this place a lot, though I do not buy furniture often. I need a new futon and futon frame when I moved apartments, so I went to a bunch of different furniture place looking for the cheapest thing I could get. Surprisingly, futons are not that cheap. I ended up in Central Square at bedworks because I absolutely love my brother's futon and that's where he purchased it. The sales people there were quite knowledgable and ended up giving me a discount. This is definitely the place to go if you are ever in need of a futon.
I recently had to get my eyes checked for my driver's licence, but it was hard to find an eye doctor who fit my schedule because I work until 630 every night, and I really do not want to devote a saturday to an eye exam. I decided to make an appointment for my lunch hour figuring it would take at least an hour or an hour and a half. I was in and out in half an hour. Dr. Kaymanesh was very quick, but still very professional. She seemed very knowledgable and as if she dealt with people in a hurry most of the day. I got my new perscription, she didn't push any glasses or anything, just the exam and the perscription. The exam was 65 dollars, but they didn't take my insurance (United Healthcare).
This place has the best hot dogs I have ever had for sure. They have very creative ones too, such as the pizza dog, the Reuben, the Russian, etc. They also fill you up pretty well. The ingrediants are always fresh and the people are always really nice. One of my favorite things about Spike's, though, is their infamous hot dog challenge wherein if you eat 6 dogs or more, you win a teeshirt and you get your picture on the wall. If you eat over 13 beef dogs or 9 veggie dogs you get a tshirt, the picture, and your dogs are free. You do, however, only have 1.5 hours to do it. Bon Appetite!
I went to Sound in Motion a couple of months ago to get XM satellite radio installed in my car. The guys did a good job at what I thought was a reasonable price. The radio worked like a charm when i drove in Boston, but then I took it cross country and the radio cut out almost immediately after I crossed the border into Connecticutt. I was obviously enraged because I thought it was sound in motion's fault, which it was NOT. Though, they installed a new radio for me free of charge and the same thing happened. It is definitely a good idea to get things installed by these guys, just don't buy XM.