Best Club for Live Music, Small in Boston

2011 Best Club for Live Music, Small

T. T. the Bear’s Place

Cambridge

With so many excellent options—Great Scott, the Lizard Lounge, Middlesex—identifying the city’s best live-music venue isn’t easy. But T. T.’s tops our list thanks to the variety of acts (local…Read More

2008 Best Club for Live Music, Small

T.T. the Bear’s Place

Cambridge

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…Read More

2008 Best Club for Live Music, Small

T.T. the Bear’s Place

Cambridge

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…Read More

2007 Best Club for Live Music, Small

T.T. the Bear’s Place

Cambridge

With a capacity of only 270, this Central Square haunt has an oversize personality that defies its small scale (and always sticky floor). The volume’s appropriately loud, the drinks (served…Read More

2006 Best Club for Live Music, Small

Lizard Lounge

Cambridge

It is with good reason that the Lizard Lounge consistently tops our live-venue list: It’s still the favorite choice for established rock acts, and, for all its renown, is still…Read More

2005 Best Club for Live Music, Small

Lizard Lounge

Cambridge

The Lizard Lounge has a mellow vibe, with a quality sound system, friendly bartenders, and plenty of personality. Scattered cocktail tables, well-worn (read: ratty) area rugs, kitschy memorabilia, and standing…Read More

2004 Best Club for Live Music, Small

The Paradise Rock Club

Boston

You wouldn’t usually think of a rock club as the place for poetry. But the Paradise’s regular habit of mixing literary readings with hard-rocking indie bands adds a welcome bit…Read More

2003 Best Club for Live Music, Small

The Paradise Rock Club

Boston

Who says rock is dead? With a club like the Paradise offering its stage to the kinds of acts that will never, ever get air time on MTV (and that’s…Read More

2002 Best Club for Live Music, Small

T.T. the Bear’s Place

Cambridge

If you follow the Boston music scene, you already know you can find your favorite up-and-coming rock stars on an almost weekly basis at T.T.’s, the intimate, gargoyle-adorned Central Square…Read More

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