Formed by a pack of game-changing new comedians, The Comedy Studio's casual laugh lab hosts both acclaimed funny people and fresh faces. The jam-packed schedule ensures plenty of opportunities to take in a show. The 8 p.m. shows break up the monotony of a chaotic workweek but end early enough (10 p.m.) to curb next-day exhaustion. Seating is determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. The all-ages facility provides a funny-bone-fondling venue for blind dates, out-of-town visitors, or disgruntled neighbors.
In business for 30 years, Nick's Comedy Stop has served as an essential venue for up-and-coming comedians, having hosted Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, and other notable jesters before their big breaks. The venue hosts shows twice a week, featuring hilarious headliners, emerging comics, and moments of silence for misunderstood punch lines.
The Boston University Terriers men's basketball team defends its home court for another sneaker-squeaking season of exorbitant point totals. Fresh off their performance in the America East title game and the College Basketball Invitational semifinals, the Terriers are a preseason conference favorite. Agganis Arena's steep seating offers vertigo-inducing views of every fast break, daring three-point fadeaway, rim-rattling rebound, and spontaneous combustion. Witness an in-conference clash on the Binghamton, Maine and UMBC dates—or watch the Terriers get into a finger-snapping rumble with La Salle or St. Joseph's. Agganis Arena's six concession stands will keep your throat's cheering muscles greased with hot nacho cheese down to the last buzzer-beating bucket.
This mid-sized space hosts some huge acts: Dinosaur Jr., Coldplay, and U2 have all rocked its four bars and its balcony-level booths, which together have a capacity of 933. Show up early to grab a drink and some steak tips in the lounge, where you can watch the game on four large flat screens.
Bull McCabe's traditional Irish pub unhinges diners’ appetites with a full menu of both American and Irish pub fare. Pique taste buds with a selection of tavernesque appetizers, such as breaded mushrooms ($6) or a basket of fries ($5), before getting stomachs to bench-press heftier fare, including a half-pound Black Angus No Bull burger, cooked to order with a choice of toppings ($8). Singing duos and centaurs alike will applaud flawless pairings of Irish bangers and mash ($9) and fish and chips, made with fresh haddock ($12). Enjoy these fine eats in the easygoing atmosphere afforded by daily live-music performances, weekly karaoke and trivia contests, and yearly blinking tournaments.
Think Tank is an innovative "bistrotheque" boasting fresh, global comfort food and funky, danceable grooves. Launch your meal rocket with a starter from the dinner menu, such as crispy pork belly with smoked almonds, pea greens, and ginger apple butter ($9). The signature Korean barbecue Seoul burger is topped with egg, kimchi, and sriracha aioli ($10). Herbivores can slurp their way through flavorful green curry filled with assorted local veggies ($15).