The Silhouette is a dive bar in the border hinterlands of Allston and Brighton. It hosts a mix of both old-school regulars and college kids drinking ironically, with the latter taking over on Friday and Saturday nights. The beer is cheap and there’s free popcorn, so it’s got that going for it.
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Our Fathers Deli
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