Best of Boston

2001 Best Club for Live Music

T.T. the Bear’s Place

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, and even the most self-congratulatory Central Square hipster checks his attitude at the door. The sound quality sometimes leaves a bit to be desired, but that just gives the place something to work on for the next quarter century.

10 Brookline St., Cambridge, 617-492-2327,