Boston Young Alumni Committee
Welcome to Boston! The Young Alumni Committee (YAC) is active in bringing together young alumni in the Beantown area and looks forward to seeing you at a future event. Below is a little more information about our YAC and what Boston has to offer Hopkins young alumni.
Past (or upcoming) Young Alumni Events
The Boston YAC kickoff event was a happy hour at Cafeteria on Newbury Street that was well-attended with Boston's young and fun alums.
Boston quirks we love
- Rampant and die hard sports culture - big teams are Red Sox (Baseball), Celtics (Basketball), Bruins (Hockey), and of course, the New England Patriots.
- Fandom extends to bars in the neighborhoods of the sports venues too (Fenway park for the Red Sox, the TD Garden for Bruins/Celtics); where bars are packed with jerseyed fans on every game night (and many non-game nights). Make sure to hit up Lansdowne St. (Fenway) and Canal St. (Garden).
- Residents are fiercely loyal to their city - and mentioning New York sports teams is only acceptable when they are being derided for their inferiority to Boston teams. If you see someone wearing Yankees gear, you are required to give them the stink eye.
- Boston, for its size, feels like a tight knit community made up of dynamic neighborhoods, each with their own unique feel, and all on a manageable scale.
- Trivia games will give you a run for your money with the highly educated population.
- Opportunities for day trips and weekend adventures are plentiful - the Cape and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are not far, nor are the mountains of VT, NH, coast of ME, Providence, or NYC.
- Boston drivers are notoriously aggressive; don't take it personally if you're honked at or given a certain hand gesture. Also, be prepared to get a little lost if you drive downtown.
- You can pretty much walk anywhere in the city.
- For some odd reason, the T stops running before the bars close.
- Go to the North End, there are about a million Italian restaurants and they're all pretty good. After, go to Mike's Pastries for a cannoli and a cappuccino.
- Abe & Louis
Smith & Wollensky’s
- East Cost Grill
- Also, if you get out of the city, head up to the Cape Ann area for some fried clams.
- Samurai Sushi
- Chi Chi French and New American type places
- South End
The Beehive, Back Bay
Sel De La Terre, L’Espalier
- Oysters & Martinis
- Island Creek Oyster Bar
Citizen Public House
Russel House Tavern
Sunset Grill & Tap
The Other Side
Mike & Pattys
Stephanie’s on Newbury
The Friendly Toast
- Boston Burger Company
Bartley’s in Harvard
- Nightlife Hangouts
- Fanueil Hall Bars
Theatre Distric Clubs/Bars
Cambridge for concerts/Bars
Scene-y drinks at the Liberty Hotel, Ames Hotel, the Enormous Room
DRINK in Fort Point – name your mood, they will mix you something tasty
Central Square – tons of live concert venues
Popular Neighborhoods for Young Alumni to live in
- Allston/Brighton – Packed with twenty-somethings and bars, reasonable rents, close via T to downtown
- Cambridge/Somerville – Decent rents, apartments in converted homes (Somerville), Young professionals and families, great access to restaurants/bars in the 'squares', easy to get to downtown, lots of grad students (because of Harvard, MIT, Tufts)
Come to Boston!