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The Model Cafe

Dive Bar and Speakeasy · Allston
7 North Beacon St (at Brighton & Cambridge), Boston, MA 02134, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 8:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Wed
    • 10:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Thu
    • 9:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 8:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 PM–2:00 AM
Beer, Full Bar
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Based on 77 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    Alexandria Jean S.
    "cheap beers...great Sunday nights for any Smiths lovers"(5 Tips)
    Ben T.
    "Heaven for those looking for PBR, dancing, hipsters and vinyl."(4 Tips)
    Shamus M.
    "This place has hipsters everywhere"(5 Tips)
    Tessa N.
    "sometimes a line outside so get there early."(2 Tips)
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33 tips and reviews.

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  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • hipster
  • DJs
  • jukebox
  • great value
  • beer
  • boozy drinks
  • dancing
  • authentic
  • vinyl
  • Woodchuck
  • eclectic
  • tunes
  • Jonathan C.

    This place is cash only, but they have an ATM inside. Get here early to avoid the line outside. Great, eclectic crowd and good tunes. Dance parties may spontaneously erupt. Good times!

    Jonathan C. · November 20, 2010
  • Simon & Schuster

    Steve Seabury, author of Mosh Potatoes heavy metal cookbook, says: This is a cool bar to go to at the end of the night. Pool table, cheap pints of beer, and a juke box that screams METAL!!! Read more

    Simon & Schuster · January 3, 2011
  • Caleb H.

    Arrive before 11:30 or you'll be suffering in the most arbitrary line. Remember it's a cash bar and tipping well drastically cuts the time you hold an empty glass.

    Caleb Hutchings · November 7, 2011
  • Bobby K.

    Loud music, incessant dancing, and a bevy of hipsters - I should hate The Model. But, it's all amazingly infectious. Basically, I've never had a bad time at The Model.

    Bobby Kay · January 1, 2012
  • The Ad Club

    The crowd comes after the Sil closes. Get there before that line. On Tuesdays our friend Sam Nevin of Razormaze DJ's some Metal. Come w/ friends

    The Ad Club · January 29, 2011
  • AskMen

    Brings the mod, psychedelic & northern soul sounds back home to Allston Rock City where they belong for this monthly Wednesday night party. (Wednesday, November 10th at 10:30 p.m)

    AskMen · November 4, 2010
  • DORY

    2.50 for a generous glass of PBR, the owner is a gentlemen, and dancing will happen if you come with a group who is willing to dance.

    DORY · July 22, 2010
  • Laura P.

    They require two forms of ID to get in the bar if you have an out of state ID. A debt card will do.

    Laura Powell · January 26, 2014
  • Patrick M.

    Go there on a Saturday to listen to some kickass DJs and check out an interesting crowd.

    Patrick Mills · February 2, 2010
  • Tessa N.

    very cheap beer. VERY hipster friendly. sometimes a line outside so get there early.

    Tessa Nichols · February 26, 2012
  • The Lights Out

    Good place to start a band. We formed here, and now you can listen to our "Primetime" album in the jukebox!

    The Lights Out · August 4, 2011
  • Rick W.

    When you're almost out of money in life, bring the last of it you have here, drink it away and burn the last dollar in the Mens' room.

    Rick Webb · December 22, 2010
  • Robert N.

    Go to The Model Cafe. Play Addams Family pinball. When you lose take 2 coasters and put them under the front legs. Repeat until you do better.

    Robert Noack · January 27, 2010
  • Winston M.

    Stay away if you have any dignity left. You usually don't at last call but do try.

    Winston Mac · November 28, 2009
  • Ben T.

    Heaven for those looking for PBR, dancing, hipsters and vinyl.

    Ben Tepfer · August 12, 2014
  • Roger L.

    Ask for a Summer Snatch if you want something stronger than a long island.

    Roger Lussier · April 25, 2010
  • Tash A.

    Good atmosphere- definitely less uncomfortable than Ellum

    Tash Al-Rafie · November 28, 2012
  • Abby J.

    Here's a tip.... avoid Fri & Sat nights AT ALL COSTS

    Abby Johnson · May 3, 2012
  • Jacqui B.

    Cheap drinks, awesome dj's on the weekends!

    Jacqui Beaulieu · August 7, 2014
  • Alexandria Jean S.

    cheap beers...great Sunday nights for any Smiths lovers

    Alexandria Jean Schultz · January 30, 2010
  • Maciej W.

    Great place to grab some 2.75$ pbr

    Maciej Walkosz · January 21
  • Devin E.

    Leave here with regrets and missing dignity. Do it!

    Devin Etterahc · October 6, 2012
  • Chris W.

    $5 Jack and (splash of) Ginger - can't hate the strong drinks

    Chris Wilcox · January 5, 2014
  • Josh K.

    they have woodchuck on tap! Awesome spot

    Josh Kinney · February 18, 2013
  • Alex D.

    Pretty standard dive bar, replete with Big Buck Hunter and all.

    Alex Dobyan · October 21, 2015
  • Holly R.

    Women's bathroom: cold faucet is the hot water.

    Holly R. · February 26, 2011

    great place good people fair prices

    HUDSON PSYCHIC · November 14, 2011
  • BostonTweet

    The Model has $2.50 PBR drafts.

    BostonTweet · December 5, 2010
  • Mirza C.

    It's a circus show. -- With that said, go see it.

    Mirza Causevic · August 9, 2012
  • Sean F.

    order a drink, it's a double.

    Sean Fitzroy · July 23, 2009
  • Andrew M.

    One time I held the bathroom door closed so my roommate could shit.

    Andrew Maroney · October 7, 2012
  • Ty S.

    Hipster heaven, beards and beanies

    Ty Saez · January 28, 2012
  • Shamus M.

    This place has hipsters everywhere

    Shamus McDon · January 21, 2013

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