Best of Boston

1998 Best Scene, Jazz

Lizard Lounge

As the new host to The Fringe’s (Best Jazz Band) Monday night jams— and occasionally to delights from the free-form experimental acid-jazz group Club d’Elf (Best Cutting-Edge Band)— this lounge has the coolest in-the-round setting. Owing partly to a respectable selection of booze and excellent vibes, the unassuming Lizard Lounge has slithered to the top.

1667 Masachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-547-1228,