Boston on the Cheap

BY JUSTIN SOME // FEB. 25, 2013 //


Many Curry students are apprehensive about spending time in Boston because of the cost. While it is true there are a lot of expensive restaurants and events in Beantown, there is also much to do for college students on a tight budget.

Most people know that Samuel Adams Lager is brewed in Boston, but not everyone knows that the brewery hosts free public tours every Monday through Saturday. The brewery is located on 30 Germania St., near Roxbury Crossing, and is accessible by taking the Orange Line to Stony Brook. Tours are offered from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. every 45 minutes on a first-come-first-serve basis. It’s best to arrive at the brewery earlier in the day to get your ticket. Although the tours are free, they do ask that visitors make a $2 “donation.”

A tour is given at the Samuel Adams brewery. // Photo from

A tour is given at the Samuel Adams brewery. // Photo from

Highlights of the tour include observing the brewing process and the different ingredients that make the lager. At the end of the tour, you are brought into a brewing room and are given free samples of various flavors of Samuel Adams Lager. You must be 21 or over to take the tour.

If you are looking for a good meal with friends, but aren’t looking to spend a ton of money, head over to the Pour House, located on 907 Boylston St. It’s a short walk from the Hynes Convention Center stop on the Green Line, across the street from the Hynes Convention Center itself and the Prudential Center.

The Pour House has a variety of items on their menu, ranging from brunch to Mexican food. They also have specials throughout the week, and on Saturday nights from 6-10 all burgers are 50 percent off. In addition, most appetizers are less than $7, as are the wings and most every sandwich. No item on their menu costs more than $10.

The staff is very friendly and provides great service. Pour House offers a typical bar atmosphere with plenty of TV’s to catch a big game or big event. Most of the guests are college students from other Boston schools, creating a fun atmosphere.

Don’t let a light wallet keep you on campus. There’s plenty to do, eat and drink on the cheap in Boston.

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