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Common Ground Bar & Grill

#1,736 of 2,449 Restaurants in Boston}
$$ - $$$American, ,
85 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134-1772
+1 617-783-2071
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good28%
  • Average37%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
13 Aug 2017
“Average bar”
2 Dec 2016
“It's a Boston pub. Period.”
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
85 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134-1772
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

The food is not very good, and I have tried most of it. The tater tots are not seasoned, the deviled eggs are really basic, the burger is pretty good, and the Mac and cheese is not at all above average. The beer is moderately...More

Thank Vyshedsky
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

After a hard week thought I'd venture out and find a place in Boston to have a beer and watch the game. I found this place it's an area full of students, they've got a good range of various of craft beers and IPA. Good...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Common Ground is the best bar in Allston/Brighton and maybe even in Boston. Let's start with the drinks. Although it's doesn't have the overwhelming selection of beers Sunset does, it has a very respectable amount of crafts beers that often rotate and, I believe, was...More

Thank Simon I
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Came here for trivia. It's a pub in the Boston area, so don't expect TOO MUCH, but given that, they have a better-than-average beer list, pretty good pitcher specials, and the food isn't bad. Turkey burger is pretty good, caesar salad is mediocre, truffle fries...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I went here for 90's night on Friday and had an awesome time! If you love throwback tunes and decent bar grub, I highly suggest Common Ground. I had a pretty big party of friends, but there was still a lot of room to dance....More

Thank Natasha S
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Went to this place once with friends for the 90s parties. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed the music (wan't that typically 90s though). The majority of people in the bar was male, so as a female expect a lot (too much) of...More

Thank Angela T
Reviewed 23 February 2016

The atmosphere and staff here are really the shining star. The food is okay, the drinks are good (but pricey), but I'll keep coming back and back and back because of the great staff and feel of this place. They always have something interesting going...More

Thank Native_Maine-ah
Reviewed 20 October 2014

My son and I went to one of his favorite local pubs for some beer and to keep up on the Sunday football games. The place was pretty busy as they were still serving brunch, but there was some room and it wasn't too crazy...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Boston is full of places like this, so it's tough to stand out in the crowd. Then again if the food's not good you won't last either. We stopped in for a late lunch after apartment-moving day. The menu is more creative than the typical...More

Thank upfrontguitars
Reviewed 3 August 2014

I had a group of 15 people at Common Ground Bar on Harvard Ave in Allston, last night. They arrived by 8:30 pm. I had another event to attend prior so I was running late. I was advised to be there before 10 pm because...More

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American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134-1772
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-783-2071
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