I’ve walked by this place a few times before and it looked like an interesting spot. Until I went in, I was convinced it was in a BU building. Turns out I was wrong, but it is right next to a BU building. So the other night my friend Jesse mentioned going to Dugout Cafe (to me, The Dugout) and I was like whatever. It didn't register with me that it was the place I had passed many a time and was curious about. So when we started walking there and I figured out where we were going, I was pleasantly surprised.
It’s called Dugout Cafe. It was quaint, warm and welcoming. The bartender, Jessica, is a BU student. The other bartender whose name I didn’t catch is so dedicated to working there that he drives in one day a week from Maine. Long story short, they served Lagunitas, have a couple of sofas and darts. One thing I always notice is the TV situation. They had more than I’d like, but because they have Direct TV, all the TVs had to be on the same channel. There was a semblance of order.
All in all, it was a little bit farther from my block than I usually travel, but the atmosphere was great. I want to have a party there. $7 for mixed drinks and beers on tap. $4 for PBR and $3 for Rolling Rock. I'm not recommending you get any of those. I think Lagunitas is your best bet.