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Mar 23rd, 2005, 10:16 AM
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Boston: Davis Square at Night

They changed my flight (after I paid extra to get a flight with a great schedule - but oh well ) Anyway, I am now going to be arriving in Boston at 3:30 (unless they change it again) so I won't get to my B&B until apprx. 5-5:30(maybe even 6) ... Then I need at least 30mins to settle in.

What is there to do in Davis Sq. after 7 (besides eat - which I am probably going to have to do)? I guess maybe I'll just get something to eat close to the B&B and then go back - I'm probably going to be tired (I'll be coming from my first week of vacation in Toronto)

Will any stores be open or anything?
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 10:47 AM
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http://www.morrisonhousebnb.com/Davissq.htm
I'm in Central Square area but I know that the bookstore is open late.
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 11:29 AM
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How old are you?? I will ask my 20 something Tufts graduate for more info if it is relevant to your interests....As you probably know, Davis Square is, among other things, the main "campus town" for Tufts University.
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 11:44 AM
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I've been there a few times. Compared to downtown Boston or Cambridge, it's not that interesting, but there are a few places to explore. It's biggest clain to fame (I think) is Johnn'y D's nightclub, which often features top name blues, reggae, rock, etc. Also in the same vein, one of the largest used cd stores anywhere is right off the square. I believe it's called Disk Diggers. Hopefully they're still in business!
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 11:55 AM
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Diesel is the coffee shop in the square. Its open and busy at night. JP Licks has great ice cream. Don't eat at Redbones - its a rib place with less than appealing food. Ate there Saturday night and was disappointed. The Burren is an Irish pub known for its seisuns.
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 12:35 PM
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Some possibilities:
1)The Burren, The Joshua Tree -- great Irish pubs--also have food
2)2nd run movies--as well as an occasional new release--at the Theater
3)of course, you can always take the red line to Harvard Square

If it interests you, among the younger generation, Davis Square is considered very hip. So just strolling around may be pleasant. Here is a link to an article you might enjoy reading.... http://bershad.com/gb/press/observer...r-article.html
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 12:50 PM
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The Someday Cafe is a popular hangout as well. The Somerville Theater has movies and sometimes has live music. If you like comedy - Jimmy Tingle's Off Broadway is in the Square as well.

As for the comments about Redbones, I have to disagree - I really like the place. I come back to visit the area especially to have their corn pudding and check out their excellent beer selection. To each his own. Love the ice cream at JP Licks.
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 01:02 PM
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I liked Redbones beer selection too - especially the $2 16 oz can of Schiltz - very retro. But the brisket was inedible and the Memphis ribs dry and lacking any flavor. Dirty rice was good as was the slaw but it was buried under the meat on a too small plate.
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 03:56 PM
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Thanks for the advice

cigalechanta, was that a coincidence, or did you remember that I was staying at that B&B. - I've read the info many times, but I didn't see specific stores etc.

Good to know JP Licks is in Davis - had no idea. That definitely seems like a winner!! I was also thinking Tu y Yo for dinner.

I guess I'll just walk around I'll probably be too tired for a long night anyway.

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Mar 23rd, 2005, 04:20 PM
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A wild card! A guess!!!
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 11:22 PM
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Another vote for Redbones! Love the food there!

Tufts has quite a nice campus, and it's a 10-minute walk from Davis Sq. It's worth checking out (in my somewhat biased opinion.)
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Mar 24th, 2005, 01:21 PM
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I LOVE Redbones. Redbones and the Burren makes a great night for me.
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