Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, located near Northeastern University on the border of the South End and Roxbury, is a good spot for those seeking out evening entertainment and decent American fare. MC Slim JB enjoys the “cool atmosphere” and the “live jazz and occasional reggae every night,” even if he thinks the food is “just okay.” total13 agrees with this assessment. “[I] can’t get too excited about it but it’s a good spot that’s not run of the mill,” total13 says.

Nab was pleasantly surprised by the food on a recent visit. “The fried chicken was really superb,” he says. “I thought it was just short of ideal – a nudge of seasoning was all it needed, but otherwise it was crispy, juicy and just ever-so-slightly greasy in a great way.” The sides got good reviews as well. “The mac and cheese is that gooey, chewy kind that I like and the tangy collards were perfectly cooked, in other words, not to oblivion,” Nab says.

MC Slim JB says that the bartending is pretty good, though not particularly craft-cocktail focused, so it’s “better to stick to the classics.” On weekends, food is served until midnight, and the bar is open until 2 a.m. The restaurant website also notes that a $3-per-person cover charge is added to bills during live performances.

Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen [Roxbury]
604 Columbus Avenue, Boston

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