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The Best Music Venues in Boston, Massachusetts
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The Best Music Venues in Boston, Massachusetts

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Boston is one of the best cities in the USA for music lovers with its culture and excitement. Boston’s music scene is diverse in sound and caters to every style imaginable. Follow our guide to find the best music spots in Boston.

Great Scott

Located in the Allston/Brighton area, this is a chill spot for underground indie music to be brought to life. Head to Great Scott for an awesome cash bar and a long night of dancing! Don’t bring any underage friends, though, as only people 21+ can enter.

1222 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA USA

(617) 566-9014


Catch your favorite punk rock band or indie rapper at Paradise. This place is a popular spot for the younger crowd as it caters to a pop sound and is 18+! Be prepared to hang out with some college kids because this club is located on Boston University’s campus.

967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA USA

(617) 562-8800

Boston House of Blues © Bobnjeff/Flickr
Boston House of Blues | © Bobnjeff/Flickr

House of Blues

The House of Blues is one of Boston’s most popular music venues. This spot is located in the heart of the Fenway area and surrounded by some of the best bars, clubs, restaurants, and of course the legendary Fenway Park. Be sure to get to the show early to get a good view of your favorite band.

15 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA USA

(888) 693-2583

Cibo Matto at Brighton Music Hall © Chris Devers/Flickr
Cibo Matto at Brighton Music Hall | © Chris Devers/Flickr

Brighton Music Hall

This quaint and cozy venue is a great place to see your favorite local band. Populated mostly with indie bands, Brighton Music hall is on the rise as one of the best in Boston. Enjoy the standing room and spend the night dancing with friends to awesome alternative bands.

158 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA

(617) 779-0140

Weezer at the Sinclair © Bradkellyphoto/ Flickr
Weezer at the Sinclair | © Bradkellyphoto/Flickr

The Sinclair

This unique music venue doubles as a gastro pub that should not be missed. The venue features live new music and great American fare. The live music and patio will get you in the door, but the music and food will make you stay and keep coming back for more.

52 Church St, Cambridge, MA USA

(617) 547-5200