Best Arts & Entertainment in Boston 1990

Bars

1990 Best Beer Bar

This casual taproom offers more than 100 beers for sipping or quaffing, including some hard-to-get microwbrews and a fine selection of drafts...

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Bars

1990 Best Wine Bar

Backs up its wine-food promotions with a changing but always excellent selection of wines unavailable elsewhere by the glass—or even by the bottle...

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Bars

1990 Best Irish Pub

The Kinvara, in Allston, may have a nicer bar, but the B best captures the exuberant and friendly atmosphere of a real Irish pub...

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Bars

1990 Best Bar Food

The bar at Biba is a scene, with the local swells packing the place every night. They must be coming for the sensational bar snacks—especially the crispy scallion pancakes, and...

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Entertainment

1990 Best Comedy Club

Contrary to what its name suggests, this little fun house on the Charles seems to attract the bigger names in comedy, and possesses especially good taste in women comics...

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Entertainment

1990 Best Tour

Walking tour flyer available at the Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau information booth, 147 Tremont Street, on Boston Common. If you don’t know who Margaret Fuller, Myrna Vasquez, Melnea Cass,...

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Music

1990 Best Jazz Club

Yes, it’s noisy. Yes, it’s expensive. Yes, the taste is mainstream. No matter. Any club that can survive five years on Boston’s anemic jazz scene must be doing something right...

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Music

1990 Best Club, Blues

The South Side of Chicago meets the west side of Boston in a relaxed club where the covers are merciful, the drinks are cheap, and the best local and national...

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Music

1990 Best Club, Folk

Not merely the best folk club in Boston—or New England or the East—but very possibly the world. Passim has broken in dozens of greats, gives breaks to would-be greats, and...

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1990 Best Band, New Favorite

The Dogs’ improbable mixture of blues-based rock and roots won them a major-label contract last year. The Horns’ big-brass treatment of World eat, jazz, and R&B blows the roof off...

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Nightlife

1990 Best Dance Club

A beautiful, stylish place, featuring cutting-edge hip-hop and house music, and a sophisticated, multicultural crowd. A slice of the Apple in the home of the bean and the cod...

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