BY HAYLEY LORGE // FEB. 24, 2014 //
Boston is known as the perfect college town, which should be ideal for Curry students considering we’re just seven miles from it. However, what makes Boston so great?
When most people think about a college town, they think of the fun nightlife, the clubs and the bars. But most students spend the majority of their time in school under the age of 21.
Worry not. It’s completely possible to have a fun, affordable night out in Boston as an under-21 college student.
As the “city of champions,” a sporting event is always a good choice. No matter what season it is, there’s an event for you. Take in the Celtics or Bruins in the winter, or head to a Sox, Patriots or Revolution game in the fall. Even if you’re not a huge fan of the sport, nothing beats the atmosphere at a Boston sports game with your friends.
Sporting events range in price depending on where you sit, but oftentimes the cheapest seats are the most fun. Bleacher seats at Fenway Park can typically be found for as little as $20. Curry also offers discounted tickets and shuttles to local sporting events, so keep your eyes open for opportunities on the Curry Up & Go page on the portal.
But what happens when the game ends at 9:30 and you’re not ready to call it a night? There are plenty of places open late in and around Boston for people who aren’t necessarily looking for a drink. There are lots of cafés, some with live music, and other restaurants where you could grab a late bite to wrap up your evening.
One of my favorite spots is Max Brenner Chocolate Bar & Restaurant on Boylston Street. It’s a great environment with amazing food. Enjoy a hot chocolate, chocolate fondue, or even a chocolate pizza. If you ask me, a chocolate bar is way better than a sports bar, and you don’t have to be 21 to get chocolate wasted!
If you’re looking for more ideas, Yelp has a great list of ideas for people under 21.