Best of Boston

2008 Best Lounge

The Enormous Room

The bouncer’s low-key; the door, unmarked. In fact, nearly everything about Central Square’s paradoxically named Enormous Room—including the plush furnishings and easy-on-the-ears music (old-school funk, Euro electro)—is deeply chill: The cover rarely tops $5, the staff is the easygoing kind, and the lighting is dialed down to ultraflattering, which keeps the crowd of baristas, bankers, artists, and random other classes feeling confident and relaxed.

567 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-491-5550,