Poopin' Around Town

A guide to where to poop while out and about primarily in and around Boston, MA.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Spike's Junkyard Dogs - Allston, MA

Spike's - 6.0

A good hot dog is hard to find. A great hot dog near impossible. If you're looking for the Shit Critic's personal favorites, go to the store and buy a Deutschmacher. Very tasty! Otherwise, head out to one of Spike's Junkyard Dogs 10 locations in south eastern New England. I assure you that their dogs will put the Fenway Frank to shame. This particular Spikes is located at 108 Brighton Ave. in Allston, MA.

Location: Once you're inside Spike's, head to the left and you'll run into the bathroom. Since Spike's is such a small place, it's as easy as could be to find.
Grade: 10 out of 10

Accessibility: Spike's is a friendly place, and while I doubt they invite folks to come right in and use their facilities, it really should be a problem to get in.
Grade: 8 out of 10

Number of Stalls: Continuing with the trend of recent reviews, this is a one person bathroom. There's one toilet and no urinal, a pretty standard set up for most restrooms like this.
Grade: 4 out of 10

Stall Quality: This bathroom was very cold, air from the outside was likely coming in through the one brick wall, or any of the 3 walls that had siding. This spot was not intended to be a bathroom. Aside from that, it's much of what you'd expect from a place like Spike's.
Grade: 5 out of 10

Toiler Paper: They had one industrial sized roll of two-ply. Was decent stuff, though there wasn't any back up in sight and there also wasn't a lot left. Leaves some room for worry.
Grade: 5 out of 10

Cleanliness: The restroom here was clean. I wouldn't eat off their floor, but they've done a good job on this front.
Grade: 7 out of 10

Scent: This might sound a bit weird, but it smelled cold in there. I'm not sure cold has a certain smell. There wasn't any spray or an aeroguard, and considering the kind of food they serve, it has the potential to be a disaster
Grade: 4 out of 10

Flush: When I saw this toilet, I doubted it's flush off the bat. It just looked like the kind of toilet that has a pretty blah flush. On the contrary, it was an above average flush.
Note: Never judge a toilet by it's appearance.
Grade: 8 out of 10

Aesthetics: This is a bathroom fir for a junkyard dog. That said, they could have done a bit of decorating or something to spruce the restroom up as they've done with the rest of the space.
Grade: 3 out of 10

The Bottom Line: This is an accessible and easy to find restroom. That is a major part of the battle if you're around town. This is a good target if you're in the Allston area. Only thing holding you back is a line.


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