Best of Boston

Best Club

2007 Best Club, General

The Enormous Room

While college kids and out-of-towners wait in line downtown for their overpriced martinis and bland playlists, hipsters hit Central Square for a much more appealing [...] read more»
2000 Best Club, Low-End

Phoenix Landing

You're only as old as you feel, so throw on some track pants and a baby-tee and join the high-energy kids at this "alternative Irish [...] read more»
1999 Best Club, New Scene


With city club kids being the jet setters they are, it was only a matter of time before the cross-pollination yielded a scene straight out [...] read more»
1995 Best Club, Rock

Mama Kin

The Aerosmith-inspired Lansdowne Street club is the latest addition to the Lyons empire. A word of advice—it's loud in here. read more»
1993 Best Club, Blues

The Yard Rock Cafe

That's right—with a Y. It's in Joe's Pub, across form the Quincy Shipyard's main gate, and its regulars describe it as an "excellent little hideaway," [...] read more»
1993 Best Club, Twentysomething

Generation X, Thursday nights only, at Quest

Stupid name, but otherwise the hot scene for the postcollege sub-boomer. Three levels of dancing, plus a roof deck where attractive waitrons serve sundaes, hot [...] read more»
1991 Best Club, Folk


A little slice of history, with a consistent lineup of fine folksingers. It still does its best. read more»
1990 Best Club, Membership

The L Street bathouse’s men’s side

South Boston
Beautifully renovated gym with solarium, beach, steamroom, and sauna—for $10 a year! read more»
1990 Best Club, Blues

Harper’s Ferry

The South Side of Chicago meets the west side of Boston in a relaxed club where the covers are merciful, the drinks are cheap, and [...] read more»
1990 Best Club, Folk


Not merely the best folk club in Boston—or New England or the East—but very possibly the world. Passim has broken in dozens of greats, gives [...] read more»