Article 24 — which once described itself as a "rock-n-roll-vintage-garage-inspired new American style" dining experience in a job posting — finally opens its doors at 11 a.m. today at 458 Western Ave. in Brighton, according to an announcement on Facebook. The restaurant is part of The Neighborhood Restaurant Group, which also includes Local 149 in South Boston, Biltmore & Main in Reading, and The Biltmore Bar & Grille in Newton. TNRG’s director of marketing and events, Julia Slowinski, previously told Eater that Article 24’s name refers to the "right to leisure" in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The restaurant will feature local bands and DJs each weekend, and there will be music-themed brunches, including an EDM one.
Article 24 spans two levels, with seating for 130 upstairs and 39 downstairs, and it’s decorated with vintage artwork, old seltzer bottles from the 1950s, and other "cool collectible pieces and antiques," Slowinski said previously.
The menu is meant to be a fun mix of a lot of different cuisines, with menu sections focusing on items like tacos, ramen, and toast. Le Soir Bistro alum Mark Allen is chef. Article 24 has a full bar, featuring a cocktail list that includes daiquiri time outs, three kinds of mules, and more.
Article 24 is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday, with dinner served 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily and a late-night menu until 1 a.m. There’s also weekend breakfast from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with dishes like boozy pancakes and a breakfast burrito.