What it is: Lulu’s is a youthful city bar offering great food, a 50-line draft list, hip patio, and fresh growlers to-go. Situated among Boston’s more student-friendly neighborhoods, Lulu’s has become a popular brunch spot while cultivating a focus on New England’s best regional beers.
Why it’s great: The patio at Lulu’s first opened in Summer 2018 and has been crucial for service. They offer top-notch pub fare, from fried-chicken sandwiches to vegan salad bowls. It’s a place where you can order some crispy-fried tater tots with a pint of Three Floyds Zombie Dust, then take a four-pack of The Alchemist Heady Topper to enjoy at home. Lulu’s takes pride in their selection and freshness—it’s the kind of place that proudly displays the local draft-system technician’s logo on the menu. You can also get a mystery draft pour of the “Village Keg” for just $3.50.
Hours: 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Monday–Friday; 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Saturday–Sunday
Address: 421 Cambridge St., Allston, Massachusetts