Best of Boston

2005 Best Club for Live Music, Small

Lizard Lounge

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 room for 105 make this lounge, downstairs from Cambridge Common, a must-stop on the local live circuit.

1667 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-547-0759,