One thing that you have to try here are open mic nights. These are events that take place in many bars and restaurants in Boston where people can express themselves with music, poems, or comedy. It is also a great way to meet new people and be even closer to the American culture. Meeting artists is so easy and it is really fun to chat and hang out at a live event! Below is a short video of the evening I spent at Devlin’s Restaurant in Brighton. They host an open mic scene every Monday. It was close to my home and I witnessed great musicians who were mostly playing country and typical American songs. I think it is something you should definitely do once during your time here in Boston.
When it comes to sports, as I wrote in a previous post, Americans are not joking around. Huge screens and many TVs are displayed in bars to follow the games. This is another way to spend your evening a bit differently and support a sports team with your friends. For instance, watching the Super Bowl is an excellent way to blend in with the community and feel like a real American.
Finally, thanks to the BUddy program at MET International, I had a great night at Lucky Strike Bowling close to Fenway Park. It was all fun and games and a nice way to meet other MET students at the very beginning of the year! The building was huge and also had pool tables, a great bar, and a typical American atmosphere, from the music to the design. It is also a nice place to just come and relax with your friends around great cocktails or an American beer if you are over 21.