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Cityside Bar and Grille

$$ - $$$
Allston / Brighton
American, Bar, Pub
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1960 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02135-7701
+1 617-566-1002
11:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 02:00
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Went in to visit our oldest and we walked here for lunch. Only the downstairs dining area was open, which suited us fine. Our waiter was very cordial and attentive. Had a few beer suggestions. Full pub food menu with some fancier entree options. I had the pulled pork sandwich with some large steak fries that had an interesting curl... More 

Thank ToneSavvy
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I go to Cityside pretty frequently since it is close to our apartment. They have a good variety of food and beer. The staff is always friendly and attentive. The nachos are great... sometimes we go just for those. Their pizzas are good too. Great place to meet up with friends or watch a game, just don't... More 

Thank Alison S
Dennis Port, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We were up in Boston so I could see a specialist. Since it was going to be awhile, my hubby wandered out with our friend for a beer and snack. Not knowing Boston they got lost and finally stumbled upon this place. I later joined them. Bartender was super friendly! We had the tater tots with cheesy bacony goodness all... More 

Thank mariabrc
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Great place to watch a game and have a great lunch/dinner. Can be a little loud during games but it's a lot of fun. Great staff

Thank Ronald H
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We were a group of 10 that came in for Sunday brunch (with prior reservations) and sat upstairs (indoors). We were a family covering a wide age range. Bottom line was that everyone enjoyed what they ordered . . . from pancakes to eggs benedict to the croque madame. Fried potatoes were quite good - not greasy or soggy at... More 

Thank C J
Lewiston, Maine
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60 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Went for dinner with my two adult children - had prompt service, beer selection above average - but food was a totally different story. Menu was pretty lacking for variety and what we all had was fair at best. Daughter had the Philly steak sandwich, that she advised had no taste whatever. Son's steak tips were just okay, best part... More 

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Very friendly bartender and staff! Love the top deck seating! Decent drink selection and great menu. Got a glass of wine and fried plantains. Was hoping for a little more crispiness with the plantains, but they were sweet and tasty nonetheless. Definitely would go back here.

Thank Kimberly R
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Cityside is right in the center of Cleveland Circle. The place does not have an overwhelming amount of beers on tap. However, there is a good variety, and you will find something you like. The food menu has the usual pub fare plus a number of special items that make it a good place to go for dinner. When it's... More 

Thank gw0409
Waltham, Massachusetts
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520 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A few of us decided to meet in Cleveland Circle to watch the Boston Marathon. We ended up stopping in Cityside for drinks. There was a cover (only on Marathon Monday) and their roof top was already to capacity (people were in line as early as 8am for a 9am open to get upstair's seats). We still had a great... More 

Thank daksterinwaltham
Boston, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

This seems to be the go-to bar for college students living near or in Cleveland Circle. As such, it can get crowded in the evenings and downright crazy during BC games. If hanging with a gaggle of 18-24 year-olds isn't your thing, do not come here for dinner when school is in session. As this is technically a bar, note... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1960 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02135-7701
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighbourhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-566-1002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?