Best Arts & Entertainment in Boston 2008

Bars

2008 Best Irish Pub

For drinkers, there’s no finer place to pass an afternoon than the Behan. The dark wood décor lends a warm, worn-in feel, heightened by the live Irish trad played regularly...

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2008 Best Hotel Bar

Gazillion-thread-count sheets aside, a hotel is really only as good as its bar. And chichi steakhouse KO Prime has admirably elevated the one at downtown’s Nine Zero Hotel over the...

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2008 Best Pickup Bar

It’s easy to agree on where to mingle if you and your posse are bent on skimming from the same pool, whether that’s just-graduated daddy’s girls (Foundation Lounge), martini-swilling cougars...

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2008 Best Beer Bar

Given all the sterling pubs in Boston, a city that’s become a destination for the beer-drinking world, you’d think Sunset would see stiffer competition in this category. Yet there’s no...

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2008 Best Dive Bar

Like any great dive bar, the insanely cluttered TC’s Lounge looks as though it might have grown into its space organically, like a mushroom filling a crack in a stone...

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Entertainment

2008 Best Karaoke

You do a mean AC/DC, and the world deserves to hear it. Even if you must endure a couple’s lovingly howled ‘Summer Nights’ duet before taking the stage, there’s no...

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Entertainment

2008 Best Lesbian Club

In a nightlife scene that at its worst can pass for an endless Greek mixer—scrupulously gelled studs angling for meticulously dolled-up girls—the Midway is the city’s all-inclusive off-campus rager. The...

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Music

2008 Best Club for Live Music, Small

Boston has no shortage of excellent small music venues, but T.T.’s just keeps edging out the competition. Perhaps it’s because former Clash guitarist Mick Jones chose this Central Square nook...

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Nightlife

2008 Best Bar, Debut

Overflowing with medical students, young families, and the occasional wayward group of museum gawkers, Mission Hill wasn’t the type of place that exuded “hot spot.” Until, that is, the Savant...

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