907 Boylston St, Boston; (617) 236-1767 People have found the Pour House out it used to be a divey, unassuming sort of place to get a big meal cheap. More recently, it’s been discovered by students, yuppies, and regular folks. So now, despite its two levels, you can have a tough time finding a booth, even on a weeknight
Nevertheless, the joint remains a rowdy, funky place. Diner food is big here, like the grilled meatloaf sandwich on white bread, served with mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetables for $4.95. Burgers are also popular, starting at just $2.95 for the basic fresh quarter-pounder. Best deal is the Pour Boy, with two patties, bacon, cheese, and sauteed onions for $3.95. All come with fries and, for some reason, potato chips.
Mexican food makes up the flip side of the menu. As an appetizer, the Mexican pizza ($3.95) is a huge flour tortilla with enchilada sauce, cheddar cheese, onions, black olives, and jalapenos. Seven-pepper chili ($2.25 a cup) heats your mouth up slowly. And among the main dishes, the giant burrito ($5.75) is another big flour tortilla, filled with cheese and your choice of beef, chicken, or veggies and covered with enchilada sauce.
There are plenty of good beers to wash all this down, of course. In addition to all the booths, there are long, long bars both upstairs and down.
Oh, and if you can make it to dessert, how about New York cheesecake with strawberries for just $2.25?
Won’t find it too often at that price. The Pour House is still a bargain after all these years. Hours are from 7 a.m. to 2 A.M. seven days.