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Common Ground Bar and Grill
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85 Harvard Ave Allston, MA 02134
85 Harvard AvenueUSMassachusetts02134
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Boisterous venue for craft beers on tap & locally sourced comfort food, plus trivia & DJed karaoke.- Google
"Overall a good beer selection with tons of craft beers and some domestic."
"The bar tender was friendly, but the doorman was extremely rude."
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Nadia Hassounah
2 months ago
I've only been there on 90's night (Fridays), and the music was very iconic 90's. It was a blast. The complaints I have about this place are that you have to wait in line even before the official switch from restaurant to bar. I recommend getting there before 9pm. The other massive complaint I have is that their coat rack is a nightmare. At the end of the night jackets are left in piles on the floor (even if you neatly hung them up on the coat rack). After spending 30 minutes sorting through the pile of jackets on the floor, I still couldn't find my jacket. I witnessed people putting on wrong jackets (possibly due to intoxication) and then realizing it wasn't theirs. Either hold on to your jacket or put it in a corner somewhere. The music was great, but it was a pain waiting in line in the cold when there clearly was enough space inside, and having my jacket stolen.
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Harshal Chaudhari
2 months ago
I usually visit Common Ground on Friday nights for 90s night with DJ Phat Mike. The playlist is amazing and I've always had a great time. There is a nice selection of beers. The cover charge is $5. Saturdays have Millenium Night, which also is pretty good.
Helen Ye
a month ago
Went there on a Friday night with a bunch of friends, it was 90s night, which is always fun. Drinks were reasonable, and typical bar food. Went there reasonably early so no cover and wasn't crowded.
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Richard W Cook
a year ago
Awesome bar in Alston! We went there on a Friday night (90's night!) and it was great! Good beers, nice atmosphere, and friendly staff. Highly recommend for a good night out.
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Ann Joyce
2 months ago
Overall a good beer selection with tons of craft beers and some domestic. Prices between $5 to $7. The crowed tends to be a more professional one compared to Whitehorse and TITS. On Fridays and Saturdays the line gets SUPER long and doesn't move at all. There is also usually a cover. Definitely go on Thursdays for karaoke.
Mark Delaney
in the last week
Great place to grab a drink. 90s night is a little intense but super fun.
Zack Trubow
7 months ago
Kind of small space for dancing/ drinking at night. Have never gotten food there. They do have 90s night on fridays though and i think they have a country night too.
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Kevin McGrath
2 years ago
I went here on a whim with some friends on a Thursday night. The bar tender was friendly, but the doorman was extremely rude. They didn't give us a warning for last call, and when I tried to go back inside the doorman refused to let me go get my jacket ten feet from the door (even upon my insistence that I could do this in about 30 seconds). The beer I had was a good IPA. Also terrible Karaoke (not necessarily the establishment's fault).