Best of Boston

Best Music Venue, Small

2018 Best Music Venue, Small

The Sinclair

Cambridge
Sure, it lacks the grit of some of the area’s older music venues, but in return it has every touring indie band on its calendar, [...] read more»
2017 Best Music Venue, Small

The Sinclair

Cambridge
With a cozy, intimate vibe and a who's-who of trendy touring acts (upcoming headliners include Sonic Youth legend Thurston Moore), the Sinclair has in short [...] read more»
2013 Best Music Venue, Small

The Sinclair

Cambridge
Superstar chef Michael Schlow may have brought initial buzz to this new restaurant/music club, but now its lineup of stellar performers—postpunk legends such as the [...] read more»
2012 Best Music Venue, Small

Brighton Music Hall

Allston
Like its predecessor, Harper's Ferry, Brighton Music Hall is essentially a dive bar with a big stage and cheap drinks—the perfect venue for indie headliners. [...] read more»
1992 Best Music Venue, Small

The Middle East Restaurant

Cambridge
Best now, with its mix of jazz and international music in its back room. And better this fall, when the owners expand into the enormous [...] read more»