Best of Boston

2007 Best Lounge

Middlesex Lounge

The vibe, the feel—that’s what you’re looking for when you’re with friends and dressed for a Night Out. It’s also what the Middlesex does best. The intimate space is minimalist sublimity, with low-slung lights casting shadows in exactly the right way. Music is spun by DJs who bump everything from French pop to roots reggae. The signature touch: the lounge’s benches on wheels, which allow you and yours to create a personal alcove.

315 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-868-6739,