1186 Worcester Rd.
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: (508) 879-1510
Fax: (508) 875-2686
Like everything Brazilian? Then you may just about dig this place. Cafe Brazil offers many creative options in terms of food, as the delicacies on the varied menu are seasoned to perfection to give it an authentic Brazilian touch. Ethnic colorful murals of the Brazilian Coastline on the walls add to the authenticity of the restaurant. Specials include steaks and Brazil's national dishes namely, feijoada, black beans, rice, stewed beef, healthy salads and desserts like the pudim. At Cafe Brazil you can also find huge servings of hospitality, which is so typical of Brazil. Apart from the great food, also enjoy live music on themed nights. For a whole new aspect to dining head to Cafe Brazil.
Home to a long-standing tradition of live rhythm and blues music, this mid-sized club has been named Boston's best blues club by Rolling Stone and other publications. The nondescript, dim interior holds a regular crowd of the blues fans, beer-drinking college students and young neighborhood locals. In addition to the live stage, there are four pool tables, video games and a foosball table. Call or visit its Web site for schedule, age restrictions for certain shows and cover charges.
Head over to this popular Allston bar for a great time with no attitude. Part-restaurant part-bar, Common Ground caters to a wide range of patrons. DJs spin British pop and reggae and local acts take to the stage. Casual dress and a relaxed demeanor are the rule here. Popular with area college students, the bar gets crowded and sloppy on weekend nights. The bar serves appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and some entrees.
An inexpensive Irish bar with a warm, inviting atmosphere, the crowd here includes sports fans, college students and a few ex-patriates. At the Draft, the live entertainment varies nightly and may be DJs spinning tunes or local bands playing Top-40 hits and reggae music. On Wednesday night you can test your intellectual abilities at the weekly trivia game. Club sandwiches, burgers, steak tips, and fish and chips are among the entrees offered.
Soul Fire has a smoke pit where all the chicken, pork and brisket are smoked, just to make your food a lot more delicious. Pick out from the various sauces and make your own combination! Groove to the soul music by some of the greatest musicians as you enjoy your beer.
If you want to guzzle down a mug of refreshing chilled beer as you tap your feet to good music, Great Scott is your haunt! This joint dazzles with an impressive line-up of DJ nights and special events that are sure to keep you entertained through and through. Jive to the whim of live acts as you meet new people. Special acts and themed nights make for an exciting night out. The staff is friendly, and the service at the bar is prompt. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
The local dive-but-clean neighborhood bar and pub, the popular Jeanie Johnston attracts an eclectic crowd ranging from hipster art students to young professionals and older motorcycle riders. A decent but unremarkable beer selection—from Bud Light and PBR through Sam Adams and Guinness, will save you from your thirst. The burgers and typical appetizers are reliable, and you can customize your burger with your favorites toppings like sautéed mushrooms and onions, cheese and bacon. Check it out on Saturday nights for the famous karaoke night complete with a friendly and enthusiastic crowd. Friday nights are no-cover live local music.
With a warm atmosphere and great fireplace, James's Gate is a pleasant bar and restaurant with a great beer selection and reasonable wine list. In the summer, the outdoor seating can be pleasant although the view could be better. The bar “side” outdoes the restaurant side, where prices are higher and the décor less comfortable. The chef's strength is definitely the standard to barely upscale pub food over his good but unsurprising attempt at restaurant cuisine. Good trivia night on Mondays, and pleasant Sunday brunch.
Mainly a venue for rock 'n' roll acts, Paradise Rock Club draws a partying crowd in their late 20s and early 30s. If you do not want to dance, comfortable couches upstairs allow pleasant observation of all the goings-on downstairs. One of the best places in Boston to see live music, the club hosts pop, alternative and better-known local acts almost nightly. Prominent acts who have made appearances include Bare Naked Ladies, Flaming Lips, the Wallflowers, Goo Goo Dolls, and Jack Johnson.
Calling all music lovers and party animals to Paradise Lounge. This new and hip lounge and bar is the perfect place for a pre or post gig meal. Local talents make their debuts and regular performers enthrall audiences on most nights at the Paradise Rock Club nearby. On calmer nights when there are no gigs, this place turns into a romantic spot and is ideal for a relaxed and comfortable night out. The food is very reasonable and tasty with pizzas, finger foods and drinks to match.
Alchemist started off with a magic trick in 2006–transforming from a grungy dive bar into a hip restaurant and lounge that offers comfort food, such as burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches, but also some stand-out dishes. The paella, dry-rubbed pork tenderloin and braised beef are excellent. After dinner on Thursdays through Sundays, live music or DJs turn the place into club, with popular local acts.
Milky Way Lounge attracts a diverse crowd and offers diverse entertainment. Saturday is Latin night; if you arrive early take a salsa lesson. DJs and live local bands play at this club regularly. If dancing isn't your thing, don't despair; there are also very hip bowling facilities, featuring dimmed lanes lined with blue lights. Pool tables and funky art exhibits add to the charm as well. Upstairs you'll find Bella Luna Restaurant.