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The Model Cafe

Dive Bar and Speakeasy$$$$
Allston, Boston
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  • 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)
33 Tips and reviews
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  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan C.November 20, 2010
    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!
  • Simon & Schuster
    Simon & SchusterJanuary 3, 2011
    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
  • Caleb H.
    Caleb HutchingsNovember 7, 2011
    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.
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KayJanuary 1, 2012
    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.
  • The Ad Club
    The Ad ClubJanuary 29, 2011
    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
  • AskMen
    AskMenNovember 4, 2010
    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)
  • DORY
    DORYJuly 22, 2010
    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.
  • Laura P.
    Laura PowellJanuary 26, 2014
    They require two forms of ID to get in the bar if you have an out of state ID. A debt card will do.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick MillsFebruary 2, 2010
    Go there on a Saturday to listen to some kickass DJs and check out an interesting crowd.
  • Tessa N.
    Tessa NicholsFebruary 26, 2012
    very cheap beer. VERY hipster friendly. sometimes a line outside so get there early.
  • The Lights Out
    The Lights OutAugust 4, 2011
    Good place to start a band. We formed here, and now you can listen to our "Primetime" album in the jukebox!
  • Rick W.
    Rick WebbDecember 22, 2010
    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.
  • Robert N.
    Robert NoackJanuary 27, 2010
    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.
  • Winston M.
    Winston MacNovember 28, 2009
    Stay away if you have any dignity left. You usually don't at last call but do try.
  • Ben T.
    Ben TepferAugust 12, 2014
    Heaven for those looking for PBR, dancing, hipsters and vinyl.
  • Roger L.
    Roger LussierApril 25, 2010
    Ask for a Summer Snatch if you want something stronger than a long island.
  • Tash A.
    Tash Al-RafieNovember 28, 2012
    Good atmosphere- definitely less uncomfortable than Ellum
  • Abby J.
    Abby JohnsonMay 3, 2012
    Here's a tip.... avoid Fri & Sat nights AT ALL COSTS
  • Jacqui B.
    Jacqui BeaulieuAugust 7, 2014
    Cheap drinks, awesome dj's on the weekends!
  • Alexandria Jean S.
    Alexandria Jean SchultzJanuary 30, 2010
    cheap beers...great Sunday nights for any Smiths lovers
  • Chris W.
    Chris WilcoxJanuary 5, 2014
    $5 Jack and (splash of) Ginger - can't hate the strong drinks
  • Maciej W.
    Maciej WalkoszJanuary 21
    Great place to grab some 2.75$ pbr
  • Devin E.
    Devin EtterahcOctober 6, 2012
    Leave here with regrets and missing dignity. Do it!
  • Josh K.
    Josh KinneyFebruary 18, 2013
    they have woodchuck on tap! Awesome spot
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanOctober 21, 2015
    Pretty standard dive bar, replete with Big Buck Hunter and all.
  • Holly R.
    Holly R.February 26, 2011
    Women's bathroom: cold faucet is the hot water.
  • HUDSON P.
    HUDSON PSYCHICNovember 14, 2011
    great place good people fair prices
  • BostonTweet
    BostonTweetDecember 5, 2010
    The Model has $2.50 PBR drafts.
  • Miz C.
    Miz CausevicAugust 9, 2012
    It's a circus show. -- With that said, go see it.
  • Sean F.
    Sean FitzroyJuly 23, 2009
    order a drink, it's a double.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MaroneyOctober 7, 2012
    One time I held the bathroom door closed so my roommate could shit.
  • Ty S.
    Ty SaezJanuary 28, 2012
    Hipster heaven, beards and beanies
  • Shamus M.
    Shamus McDonJanuary 21, 2013
    This place has hipsters everywhere
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