+1 for Backbar. But Drink is better.
If you're over 26, I'd stay out of Allston altogether. If not, check out the Middle East for random shows, Phoenix for jazzy live music bar and Sunset for the largest selection of Beer anywhere. Mm and Bon Chon Chicken.
Thoughts on London so far:
Day 1) Man, people here kick it UP a notch from standard American dress. Real shoes, outfits go together, hardly any technical jackets, no square toe shoes. This is...