Brunch. The only thing that can get any tired, miserable, hungover human out of bed. Greasy bacon and a spicy bloody Mary? The lone cure to a night spent throwing back tequila shots chased with Miller High Lifes. Just ask the residents of Allston and Brighton.
Packed with students all too familiar with the dreaded hangover, this neighborhood caters to its brunch-lovin-booze-bags...I mean millennials...with some seriously delicious brunch destinations. Here are 7 of the best.
Fair Warning: Not all of these locations sell alcohol... choose wisely.
The Hopewell Bar & Kitchen // 277 Commonwealth Ave
Even if the food sucked (which it doesn't), this place has got retro video games, shuffle board and a pool table. If you're looking for a brunch spot that offers a great hair of the dog selection, this is your go-to.
Lulus Allston // 421 Cambridge St
Another great option for a boozy brunch, Lulus is worth the (guaranteed) wait. For anyone seeking something fantastically ideal for a hangover, get the white trash hash. Seriously, do it.
Jim's Deli & Restaurant // 371 Washington St
For those weekend early risers, Jim's opens at 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, so you're in luck. For the other 99% of us, Jim's is open until 3 p.m., so you're also in luck. An old school diner where you're treated like a regular - what's not to love (...they don't serve alcohol)?
Deep Ellum // 477 Cambridge St
If you're feeling a little guilty from last night's drunken indulgences, try one of their salads - they will change your life. If you absolutely DGAF, get the breakfast burrito.
In House Cafe // 194 Harvard Ave
Cheesy french toast? Say no more.
Allston Diner // 431 Cambridge St
A small and charming spot with a fun, hipster vibe. Sit down at a table decked out in comic decor and enjoy a plate full of chicken and waffles; brunch at its finest.
La Catrina // 1620 Commonwealth Ave
Got a hankering for some good ole Mexican food? Maybe a margarita or two? Head to La Catrina.
Steve's Kitchen // 120 Harvard Ave
One of the more unpretentious locations in the Allston area, Steve's Kitchen serves up "home cooked food" that makes for the perfect no frills brunch.
The Breakfast Club // 270 Western Ave
They may not have alcohol, but they do have fresh squeezed orange juice...and milkshakes. Not gonna lie, there will probably be a line if you venture here on the weekends, but the pancakes are worth it, and did I mention milkshakes?