Best of Boston

2007 Best Club for Live Music, Small

T.T. the Bear’s Place

With a capacity of only 270, this Central Square haunt has an oversize personality that defies its small scale (and always sticky floor). The volume’s appropriately loud, the drinks (served in plastic cups) are priced low, and the shows are so rollicking, you’ll be a T.T.’s devotee from your first visit: Over 100 bands—a sonic cornucopia of well-regarded Hub artists and fledgling acts from across the country—take the scuffed stage each month. If you want to see the next big thing before everyone else does, this is the place.

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