Best Club for Live Music in Boston

2009 Best Club for Live Music

T.T. the Bear’s Place

Cambridge

Somewhere between a band’s first roadie and their first rider, they play T.T.’s, a beer-soaked cranny in Central Square now in its third decade. For about 10 bucks a night,…Read More

2003 Best Club for Live Music

Avalon

Boston

Big venues usually mean small performers—not in terms of musical stature, but because you’re so far away the act looks like a dot with a guitar. So thank God and…Read More

2002 Best Club for Live Music

Avalon

Boston

You probably think of Avalon as a dance club. Well, okay, it is a dance club. But it’s also the perfect venue for live music, large enough to lend an…Read More

2001 Best Club for Live Music

T.T. the Bear’s Place

Cambridge

Even after 25 years in business, you can’t do much better than T.T.’s, where the music is always good, you can get as close to the bands as you want,…Read More

1990 Best Club for Live Music

Johnny D’s Uptown

Somerville

Here’s a place that has it all: good food, cheap drinks, friendly surroundings, and a knack for booking the great, the near-great and the soon-to-be-great…Read More

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