That’s right, Pitt students! No more bus rides to Squirrel Hill. You are now getting your very own Dunkin Donuts store right smack in the middle of campus. It’s not the most creative addition to college-town, but at least there will finally be somewhere to go after 10pm (other than “The Dirty O“) – and you don’t have to walk all the way down the street like Starbucks and Caribou. The Dunkin Donuts in Oakland is replacing the old Boomerang’s Bar and Grille that used to sit between the Original Hot Dog Shop and Hemingway’s Cafe on Forbes Ave.
Does anyone remember Boomerang’s? How could you forget the $1 Yuenglings all day, every day. You just don’t find prices like that anymore… maybe that’s what drove them out of business.
This guy, Nathaniel Beall, reviewed Boomerang’s for BarSmart.com and loved it. The raving review makes you kinda miss the place:
Boomerang’s is, without exaggeration, one of the best college bars I’ve ever been in. The staff was quick and friendly and the customers defied everything I expect in a college bar – they were intelligent, polite, and having a great time without being obnoxious to each other. I originally went in to do a quick review and ended up hanging out for several hours because it was so fun.
There is almost nothing at all wrong with this place. Boomerang’s is a dream bar for anyone who goes to college. It’s also pretty nice for us old folks as well.