Getting to Know: Brighton
Brick House Pizza is one of Getting to Know: Brighton.

1. Brick House Pizza

7.9
256 Washington St (Shepard Street), Brighton, MA
Pizza Place · St. Elizabeth's · 17 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Try one of the many specialty pizzas—perhaps the Hawaiian BBQ (barbecued chicken, bacon, and pineapple) or the Florentine (baby spinach, chopped garlic, and ricotta). Read more.

Green Briar Restaurant & Pub is one of Getting to Know: Brighton.

2. Green Briar Restaurant & Pub

7.9
304 Washington St (Wirt St), Brighton, MA
Pub · St. Elizabeth's · 21 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: The pub offers theme nights during the week as well: traditional Irish seissun Monday, Prime Time Trivia Tuesday, and College Quiz night Wednesday. The pub also broadcasts live Irish sporting events. Read more.

Devlin's Restaurant is one of Getting to Know: Brighton.

3. Devlin's Restaurant

8.6
332 Washington St (Academy Hill Rd), Brighton, MA
American Restaurant · St. Elizabeth's · 45 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: There is something special every night: jazz brunch on Sunday, pasta night on Monday, trivia on Tuesday, live jazz and small plates on Wednesday, live reggae on Thursday, and DJs on Friday & Saturday. Read more.

Porter Belly's is one of Getting to Know: Brighton.

4. Porter Belly's

5.8
338 Washington St (Waldo Terr), Brighton, MA
Pub · St. Elizabeth's · 18 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Known for its music lineup as well as for its food, drinks, and dartboard competitions. The Drafters, Dennis McCarthy, and the Charlie River Band have performed here. Read more.

Cafenation is one of Getting to Know: Brighton.

5. Cafenation

8.1
380 Washington St (btwn Argus & Baldwin Pl.), Brighton, MA
Coffee Shop · Brighton · 68 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Try a MEM loose-leaf tea served in a cast iron teapot, paired with the “hummer” breakfast sandwich, hummus, alfalfa sprouts, tomato, lettuce, and red onion, a healthy breakfast all for under $10. Read more.

Little Pizza King is one of Getting to Know: Brighton.

6. Little Pizza King

7.6
379 Washington St (Leicester St), Brighton, MA
Pizza Place · Brighton · 14 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: With its full menu of appetizers, signature Great Big salads, subs, gyros, Italian specialties, and more than 30 pizza combinations, Little Pizza King will definitely be able to satisfy your appetite. Read more.

Daniel's Bakery is one of Getting to Know: Brighton.

7. Daniel's Bakery

7.0
395 Washington St (Parsons St), Brighton, MA
Bakery · Brighton · 6 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: The cakes, pies, cookies, breads, pastries, and muffins are baked in-house daily. There is a huge assortment of ethnic treats, ranging from Brazilian and Italian pastries to Jewish sweets. Read more.

Three Scoops is one of Getting to Know: Brighton.

8. Three Scoops

403 Washington St (Parsons St), Brighton, MA
Ice Cream Shop · Brighton · 12 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: 3 Scoops has over 50 different flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and nondairy frozen items. All products are handmade and organic, with ingredients from local farmers. Read more.

Athan's Bakery is one of Getting to Know: Brighton.

9. Athan's Bakery

8.0
407 Washington St (btwn Parsons St & Leicester St), Brighton, MA
Bakery · Brighton · 24 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: The Mediterranean-inspired menu offers great breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. If you just want something sweet, stop by for tarts, mousse tortes, gelato, handmade chocolate, cookies, or baklava. Read more.

A Piece Of Heaven, Ltd is one of Getting to Know: Brighton.

10. A Piece Of Heaven, Ltd

237 Faneuil St (Arlington St.), Brighton, MA
Gift Shop · Brighton · 2 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: This eclectic shop is brimming with pictures, posters, books, kitchenware, small dolls, and sculptures, perfect if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift. Read more.

Rogers Park is one of Getting to Know: Brighton.

11. Rogers Park

8.5
Rogers Park Av (Lake St), Brighton, MA
Park · St. Elizabeth's · 9 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Rogers Park is a great place to gather with friends to play sports or just catch some sun in a lawn chair. There are baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a playground. Read more.

Asahi is one of Getting to Know: Brighton.

12. Asahi

6.1
418 Market St (Washington St), Brighton, MA
Sushi Restaurant · Brighton · 10 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Most makis cost between $3 and $7 (and the restaurant’s website has printable coupons for special deals). The place is tiny, so if you have a big party, you may want to look elsewhere. Read more.

Brighton-allston is one of Getting to Know: Brighton.

13. Brighton-allston

20 Chestnut Hill Ave, Brighton, MA
Art Museum · St. Elizabeth's · 3 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: The main room features old photographs and articles chronicling Brighton’s development, some dating as far back as the 1600s. There is also a room featuring local Brighton artists. Admission is free. Read more.

Community Rowing is one of Getting to Know: Brighton.

14. Community Rowing

8.5
20 Nonantum Rd (at North Beacon), Boston, MA
Harbor / Marina · Brighton · 8 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Although your chances of falling into the Charles River are minimal, they require all rowers to have a swim test on file from a certified lifeguard or at the local YMCA before using the club’s boats. Read more.

Boston Public Library - Brighton Branch is one of Getting to Know: Brighton.

15. Boston Public Library - Brighton Branch

8.1
40 Academy Hill Rd (Chestnut Hill Avenue), Brighton, MA
Library · St. Elizabeth's · 3 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Curl up on the lounge area’s beautiful red couch, overlooking the library’s serenity garden, or enjoy one of the bean-shaped chairs in the story nook or a high-rise table in the teen café area. Read more.

Boston College is one of Getting to Know: Brighton.

16. Boston College

Boston College (140 Commonwealth Avenue), Boston, MA
University · Chestnut Hill · 23 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Founded in 1863, this Jesuit institution began life in Boston’s South End and moved to Chestnut Hill in 1909. With its superb Gothic architecture, the parklike campus is a wonderful place to stroll. Read more.