Now inspired shuffleboard enthusiasts can play a diversion while celebration costly whiskey and eating a “messy though delightful” burger at The Hopewell Bar Kitchen, which opened final week in Allston. The Hopewell is owned by a same group that’s behind White Horse Tavern, The Avenue, and The Last Drop, to name a few.

Walk down a tiny set of stairs to enter a restaurant. The lower-level location, formerly home to Shanghai Social Club from a same owners, gives a space a dark feel. There are not a lot of windows, though a space is splendid adequate with light wooden tables, banquettes, and accents that give off a comfortable golden glow. There are several seating options — a banquettes that run along a fringe of a categorical dining room and high-top tables that are sparse via a center. There are a integrate of long, slight tables that offer a infrequent space to sip a splash and have a bite. In a core of a room, a prolonged shuffleboard diversion provides an event to consort with associate patrons.

The walls are ornate with blackboards depicting residence specials created brightly in chalk. A prolonged bar runs along a right side of a room, charity copiousness of seating options and a perspective during a Hopewell’s considerable collection of excellent whiskeys. The behind wall has a lifted loll where incomparable parties can twist adult with vast leather pillows and take in all a action.

There are dual smaller bedrooms located on possibly side of a categorical dining room and bar area. To a right, a room houses 3 arcade games. To a left, there’s a pool list as good as additional seating for examination a diversion or only holding a timeout.

The Hopewell is now opening during 4 p.m. daily for dinner. Saturday and Sunday brunch will launch soon, and eventually weekday lunch will follow. The grill offers a menu that is designed to be shared, featuring grilled pizza, tender bar items, and more.

1277 Commonwealth Ave., Allston, MA 02134 617-208-8925

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