Bars & Clubs

Neighborhoods: Allston/Brighton

2014 Winner: Deep Ellum

Burgeoning trends live on the fringe. With its motley mix of college activists, musicians and (still-idealistic) 20-somethings, Allston is fertile ground for discovery, from uncovering hot bands to experimenting with Instagram filters. The craft beer renaissance has since spread far and wide, but Deep Ellum was a very early entry in that scene. It’s still the best, drawing national notice for its big, badass selection—which, incidentally, looks best in Lo-fi.

Deep Ellum

477 Cambridge St., Boston • (617) 787-2337

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