Nightlife in Brookline

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas – Up to 55% Off Comedy Show

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows host standup by local comedians

"Bye Bye Liver" – Up to Half Off Comedy

"Bye Bye Liver"

Hennessy's

$40 $20

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A troupe performs an interactive comedy show inspired by drinking, barhopping, and male-female relations

Nick's Comedy Stop – Up to 52% Off Standup

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

$45.70 $22

The intimate 30-year-old venue hosts both emerging and established comedians

Laugh Boston – Up to 55% Off Standup

Laugh Boston

Laugh Boston

$56 $25

Comedy superstars, including Brian Posehn, Tommy Johnagin, and Andy Kindler, fill the summer schedule

The Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour – Up to 48% Off

Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour

Wilbur Theatre

$31 $16

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Four stars from TBS's Sullivan & Son strut their standup roots for the third year in a row

49% Off Boston Beerathon for Two

Boston Beerathon

Multiple Locations

$65.28 $33

Beerathon event with 26 featured stops includes live entertainment

Up to 52% Off Standup Comedy

Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Escape

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians stir up big laughs

Up to 50% Off at Downeast Cider House

Downeast Cider House

Boston

$14 $7

Guests sip refreshing, freshly brewed, farm style ciders during tours, and leave with 64oz souvenir growler

Up to 63% Off Airport SUV Service

Target Limo Services

Redeem from Home

$160 $89

Professional drivers chauffeur customers to and from the airport in a fleet of brand-new GMC Denali SUVs

Up to 51% Off Zombie-Themed Convention

Walker Stalker Con 2014

Westin Boston Waterfront

$41.80 $21

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The stars of The Boondock Saints and AMC's The Walking Dead treat fans to panels, events, and zombie fun

The Dinner Detective – Up to 40% Off Murder-Mystery

The Dinner Detective

Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill

$98.17 $59

Amateur sleuths dig into delectable four-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

Up to 50% Off Drum and Bugle Corps Concert

Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps

Veterans Memorial Stadium

$24.95 $15

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Drum and bugle corps from across the country gather to create a bombastic tribute to drum-corps competitions of the past

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Quincy Center

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 57% Off Shakespeare Plays

The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company presents "Hamlet," "Much Ado About Nothing," or "Macbeth"

The Spire Center for Performing Arts

$23 $12

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Company presents their take on two of Shakespeare's powerful tragedies and one of his most beloved comedies

50% Off American Pub Cuisine at Sports, Steaks & Spirits

Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

$40 $21

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Refined sports bar with 60 plasma televisions, including small screens at every booth

Up to 50% Off at Sky Box Lounge at South Shore Sports Center

Sky Box Lounge at South Shore Sports Center

Hingham

$20 $11

Housemade pizza available whole or by the slice, buffalo and chicken wings, and bar snacks served at this sport center lounge

Arcade Fire – Up to 50% Off Concert

Arcade Fire

Xfinity Center

$39.65 $20

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Grammy-winning indie-rockers celebrate their new album, which adds dance beats and Haitian Carnival music to their epic pop

Chicago – Up to 43% Off Musical

"Chicago"

Durgin Concert Hall

$21 $12

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Prohibition-era musical about a singer who attempts to spin murder into fame, featuring jazz tunes and choreography inspired by Bob Fosse

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What began 24 years ago as a sports bar with five TVs and a massive satellite dish has blossomed into a mecca for fans of Boston sports teams and lovers of hearty pub fare. Visitors to Coolidge Corner Clubhouse watch year-round hockey, baseball, pro and college football, and basketball on 25 LCD screens while feasting on 16-ounce burgers, savory pastas, and tender morsels of barbecue pork, chicken, and shrimp. Patrons also sip frosty craft beers on draft or potent cocktails and martinis as they share plates of chicken wings and nachos, or piled-high deli sandwiches and wraps.

A light-hearted celebration of Boston sportsdom permeates the restaurant, with its burgers and wraps named for famous athletes and the multiple screens showing area college and professional games. On the walls, framed photos commemorate Boston's proudest sports moments, such as a floor-to-ceiling print of Adam Vinatieri's famous 45-yard kick during the “Snow Bowl” and an iconic photograph of Ted Williams defending his graduate thesis, “On Hitting the Baseball Really, Really Hard to Make It Go Pretty Far.”

307 Harvard St
Brookline,
MA
US

Like Mr. Rogers dressed in a banana-yellow zoot suit, American Craft's menu gives comfy American fare a tasty artisanal twist. Each of its appetizers ($8–$11) conceals a variety of inspired tastes, from the butternut-squash risotto to the pulled-duck hash with root veggies. Fresh salads and a trifecta of soups (du jour, oven-roasted tomato, and onion) will appease dainty diners, though they also go really well with a build-your-own burger of beef, turkey, or veggie served on a hi-rise challah roll with hand-cut fries or mixed greens. Once all the palate's previews have played, it's time for the main movie: American Craft's heartier plates include a grilled flat-iron steak au poivre with grilled asparagus and gorgonzola mashed potatoes, a veggie-friendly grilled tofu steak with broccoli rabe, and stout-braised short ribs with whipped potatoes. Entrees range between $14 and $24, and sandwiches are $9 to $12.

1648 Beacon St
Brookline,
MA
US

Though Yelpers have mixed feelings about the sometimes-noisy atmosphere, they praise The Playwright’s food and give it a three-star average. Nine Citysearchers give it an average of four stars.

1960 Beacon St
Brighton,
MA
US

The Shanghai Social Club fashioned to conjure a classic 1920s speakeasy, but with a twist—in addition to bootleg whiskey and old-fashioneds, you can order fishbowl-sized drinks, which come filled with rum, honey, and exotic fruit juices. It's just one of the ways this stylish Asian restaurant melds old-fashioned sophistication with a carefree, tiki-bar vibe, an atmosphere that helped Zagat named it one of the hottest restaurants in Boston.

The restaurant's menu draws inspiration from traditional dinner entrees and streetside vendors in Shanghai. Bite into a steamed bun filled with gingery pork belly or crispy chicken skin, or dig into steaming noodles topped with Peking duck. Specialty dishes range from savory Mongolian beef to sweet honey shrimp. Meanwhile, the low-key decor—low lights, Buddhist statues, and colorful cushions—does little to distract from the cuisine.

1277 Commonwealth Ave
Allston,
MA
US

For Chef Alex Zarifan, freestyle is not a type of swimming stroke or genre of music. It's a culinary method, one that encourages experimentation and multiple flavorful influences on the menu at 404 Tapas Bar and Lounge. Alex looks to New American and French traditions when crafting 404's signature tapas, but they often end up in an entirely new category.

Diners might not know how to classify spicy buffalo meatballs or tomato-infused lamb sausage, but they'll definitely know how to eat them. A selection of larger plates are available, too—slices of swordfish, seafood paella, and roasted Cornish hen are a few available entrees. Desserts include deep-fried Oreos, which are a far more professional version of microwaved Oreos.

404 Harvard Street
Brookline,
MA
US

Matt Murphy’s Pub

Matt Murphy’s Pub has authenticity down, from the Irish bartenders, to the live folk music to the soda bread, shepherd’s pie, and oxtail soup. “It’s food you would find in Irish farmhouse kitchens,” said the Boston Globe in a 2005 review that also named the pub Boston’s most authentic Irish restaurant. Of course, the real test of an Irish pub's authenticity is its drink menu. Along with on-tap brews directly from the Emerald Isle—Magner’s Cider, Guinness—the staff has created cocktails like the Immigrant, a spicy glass of mango-infused whiskey, and the Wee Donkey, which gets its kick from tequila, amaretto, and orange juice.

14 Harvard St
Brookline,
MA
US

Brookline Scene