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Best Bar for Live Music

2016 Best Bar for Live Music

Wally’s Cafe

Boston
From the outside, Wally’s looks like your average anonymous dive. But the drab exterior belies its storied history: This place has put live jazz acts […] read more»
2002 Best Bar for Live Music

Kendall Café

Cambridge
In addition to its popular Tuesday Night Music Club—a music series featuring unplugged sets by leading local musicians—the Kendall introduced a new program this year, […] read more»
2001 Best Bar for Live Music

The Kendall Café

Cambridge
As the many framed posters around the bar can attest, big named have played this small room situated on a Cambridge backstreet, among them Jewel […] read more»
1992 Best Bar for Live Music, Blues

Harper’s Ferry

Allston
That long bar. Those jam sessions. Lots of blue notes here but no blue listeners. read more»
1989 Best Bar for Live Music, Rock

Man Ray

Cambridge
Neither new wave nor yuppie, and the best of the small names. Don’t be uncool; get there at about 11 o’clock. read more»
1985 Best Bar for Live Music, Rock

The Paradise

Boston
Manager Seth Greenberg has turned the club around. read more»
1983 Best Bar for Live Music, Rock

Inn-Square Men’s Bar

Cambridge
Another new arrival in the Hall of Fame. read more»