Best of Boston

2012 Best Music Venue, Large

Bank of America Pavillion

It’s hard to beat a concert by the water, and this venue, within walking distance of the Seaport District restaurants, also comes with skyline views. Most important, though, is the diverse lineup of performers—Cambridge-based Passion Pit, Jane’s Addiction, and everything in between.

290 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-728-1600,