From sport to theatre to music, Boston is an extraordinary hub for entertainment. If concerts or simple live tunes are your thing, then one of these five amazing live music venues in Boston should do the trick:


This self-described Bohemian eatery resides in the complex of the Boston Center for the Arts. This favorite South End spot has earned the accolade of “Top 100 Jazz Clubs in the World” by Downbeat Magazine, although jazz isn’t the limit. There’s plenty of R&B, electronica, Latin, and Reggae to be had as well. Check out the club’s music line-up here. If you’re going out with a group or wanting a full meal, make a reservation.

541 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116


There are Houses of Blues across the U.S., and Boston’s is known for its variety of performing artists. Since Lady Gaga performed at its opening in 2009, it has hosted the likes of Owl City, Regina Spektor, Paramore, and many others—with Sting making an appearance this upcoming March. See other artists and shows here.

15 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215


With an award-winning kitchen serving American fare, this Harvard Square spot was named Best Music Venue by Boston Magazine in 2015. In addition to the live music, the Sinclair also hosts comedians—check out the entertainment here. Head there for dinner on a weeknight or brunch on the weekend.

52 Church Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139


A Harvard Square icon, Club Passim has showcased folk, Celtic, jazz, and more since 1958. One of Passim’s claim to fame is that Bob Dylan played here in its early years. Passim hosts 400 concerts a year; there’s something every night of the week. And starting in February, Club Passim will have live music for brunch, too.  

47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


With live entertainment Thursdays through Sundays, Lucky’s is the perfect spot to head at the end of a long day. Known for its “50s vibe,” Lucky’s has an extensive menu that serves up classic New England fare and other comfort food. If you’re a Sinatra fan, make sure to have brunch at Lucky’s—they play Sinatra tunes live every Sunday from 11 am-2pm.

355 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210