Best of Boston

2016 Best Bar for Live Music

Wally’s Cafe

From the outside, Wally’s looks like your average anonymous dive. But the drab exterior belies its storied history: This place has put live jazz acts on stage 365 days a year since 1947. Squeeze in among the regulars, order a beer, and get ready for top-notch jazz, funk, or Latin jazz salsa right up until the joint shuts down at 2 a.m.

427 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, 617-424-1408,