Cambridge has unlimited options for a night out on the town, from top-notch music and theater to polished jazz and gritty rock 'n' roll; and from to comedy, poetry, dancing to all manner of performance art.

Worth a Detour: Somerville

North of Cambridge is Somerville, a gritty urban 'burb that is home to artists, students and assorted creative cats. Here, rents are cheaper (slightly), people are cooler and nightlife is hotter. Did we say 'hotter'? We meant odder. A night out in the 'Ville is anything but boring. Here are a few of our top picks:

Aeronaut Brewing Co

Comedy Studio

Flatbread Co & Sacco's Bowl Haven

Somerville Theater