The Otherside Café

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The Otherside Café Located in the high-end shopping district of Newbury Street, The Otherside Café is a laid-back bohemian oasis with the look and feel of a renovated loft. Boston United States 42.348161 -71.088509
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Party Earth Review Located in the high-end shopping district of Newbury Street, The Otherside Café is a laid-back bohemian oasis with the look and feel of a renovated loft. Quirky portraits of Hunter S. Thompson and other underground icons... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–W 11:30am–1am, Th–F 11:30am–2am, Sa 10am–2am, Su 10am–1am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Otherside Café Review

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Located in the high-end shopping district of Newbury Street, The Otherside Café is a laid-back bohemian oasis with the look and feel of a renovated loft.

Located in the high-end shopping district of Newbury Street, The Otherside Café is a laid-back bohemian oasis with the look and feel of a renovated loft.

Quirky portraits of Hunter S. Thompson and other underground icons adorn the plain blue walls, as a trendy indie rock soundtrack and a pierced and tattooed wait staff complete the hip and edgy vibe that attracts a loyal crowd heavy on the bohos and beardos.

A deck out front provides ample space for people-watching on warm days, while inside, patrons can peruse the daily assortment of café goodies behind the glass counter, order from the brightly-colored chalkboard, or retreat to the upstairs loft area for a quieter vibe and a view of the crunchy crowd below.

During the day, young professionals stop in for a shopping-break cocktail or the excellent weekend brunch, while by night the place fills up with artsy Berklee College students looking for a few drinks, a bite to eat from the vegetarian-friendly menu, or a late-night film screening.

A fantastic date spot and excellent late-night snack stop, The Otherside Café stands apart as an alternative hangout in an otherwise posh part of town.

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Tip from Jonah:

One of the few places in the area where you can get a Chimay Blue and a vegan BLT after midnight. Throw in the solid tunes and pics of John Lennon, and this is my kind of place.

  • Crowd

    Berklee students, alternative types, creative young professionals, hipsters, and Newbury Street shoppers, 20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Ambient indie rock. Occasional live piano or bass. Movie Night most Sundays at 9pm.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    California cuisine including sandwiches, wraps, and salads with vegetarian and vegan options. Monthly drink specials.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $4–$11.50, salads and sandwiches $9+, brunch $6–$11. Beer $3.50–$10, wine $6/glass or $20/bottle.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual to smart casual: jeans and sneakers for the college students, dress pants, button-downs, and dresses for the young professionals.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Sunday nights for a big film screening crowd, or late-night Fridays and Saturdays for the post-party crowds.

  • Close By

    Trident Booksellers & Café (338 Newbury Street) caters to the same eclectic and creative crowd and serves similar vegan dishes.

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