by Blanca Bayard on
I'm a really big fan of Middlesex. The crowd is well-balanced - all sorts of people show up at this place - minus meat heads and frat trash, which tends to populate most places in inner Boston. Their "Make It New" Thursday nights are arguably the best electro/techno/house music night out guarantees you will have in Boston. The place is always packed on Thursdays, the line isn't too bad and there are usually places to sit on the periphery of the inside. The drinks aren't too bad, $4-5 for beers and vodka sodas are $7. Friday and Saturdays are good as well for the old school hip-hop theme nights. I've been coming here for years and I'll continue to do so while in Boston.
by Teodora Marchetti on
The only reason I went back to Geno's after so many years was because it was roughly 1:30am on Dec 26 and Pat's was closed. I was a Geno's fan for years simply because I'd been there more and was afraid to really venture over to the other side. At one point I did though, and haven't looked back. Let's cast aside the fact that Vento (owner) himself is overwhelmingly political (not sure when making sandwiches gave you the authority to be a spokesperson for ridiculous conservative patriotism), egotistical (the man has an ridiculous amount of photos and a cardboard cutout of HIMSELF plastered everywhere on the corner and at a property they own across the street) and obnoxious (I've been around long enough to see the transformation from regular Geno's to Tokyo/Las Vegas Geno's). Tell me one thing, why the hell isn't the steak chopped? Geno's leaves you with long slabs of meat. Every damned other cheesesteak shop in Philly chops their steak. No, it's not cute Geno's. It makes sense. You know why? The steak is easier to eat that way. When the steak is chopped it creates a nice mixture between itself and the cheese. Jeez, you're doing it wrong. Now, I'm no Pat's fanboy by any means - though if you're right there between the two, please opt for Pat's... unless it's a holiday and they're closed. Then again, both of these places are pretty much just for tourists. Though, their addictive qualities are undeniable.
by Samantha H. on
I have a love/hate relationship with DNA - when it's on it's on, but on those random nights when things just aren't in sync it can be a drag. The staff is always professional (rare for clubs). The drinks are strong and reasonably priced. There's plenty of stalls in the LR. Solid 4 stars.