Best of Boston

2011 Best Club for Live Music, Large

Paradise Rock Club

Rare is the venue that manages to comfortably fit a mass of fans while also allowing them to make come-hither eyes at the talent. The ‘Dise does just that. With an ample balcony and a stage set in the foreground, it lets listeners witness every guitar strum or record scratch. And multiple bars mean getting a drink isn’t mission impossible.

969 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-562-8800,