Entertainment

Top Choice Baseball in Kenmore Square & Fenway

Fenway Park

From April to September you can watch the Red Sox play at Fenway Park, the nation’s oldest and most storied ballpark. Unfortunately, it is also the most expensive – not that this stops the Fenway faithful from scoop…
Top Choice Jazz in South End & Chinatown

Wally’s Café

When Wally's opened in 1947, Barbadian immigrant Joseph Walcott became the first African American to own a nightclub in New England. Old-school, gritty and small, it still attracts a racially diverse crowd to hear j…
Top Choice Live Music in Cambridge

Club Passim

Folk music in Boston seems to be endangered outside of Irish bars, but the legendary Club Passim does such a great job booking top-notch acts that it practically fills in the vacuum by itself. The colorful, intimate…
Top Choice Live Music in Cambridge

Lizard Lounge

The underground Lizard Lounge doubles as a jazz and rock venue. The big drawcard is the Sunday-night poetry slam, featuring music by the jazzy Jeff Robinson Trio. Also popular are the Monday open-mic challenge and r…
Top Choice Blues in Springfield

Theodore's

Offering 'booze, blues and BBQ,' this joint is a gem. Truly great blues and jazz acts get booked in the lively bar, and the barbecue is finger-lickin' good. There's music from Tuesday to Saturday: Wednesday is open-…
Top Choice Live Music in Back Bay

Red Room @ Café 939

Run by Berklee students, the Red Room @ 939 has emerged as one of Boston's least predictable and most enjoyable music venues. It has an excellent sound system and a baby grand piano; most importantly, it books inter…
Top Choice Comedy in Cambridge

Comedy Studio

The 3rd floor of the Hong Kong noodle house contains a low-budget comedy house with a reputation for hosting cutting-edge acts. This is where talented future stars (such as Brian Kiley, who became a writer for Conan…
Top Choice Theater in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Shakespeare on the Common

Each summer, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company stages a major production on the Boston Common, drawing crowds for (free) Shakespeare under the stars. Productions often appeal to the masses with a populist twist. …
Top Choice Cinema in Dennis

Cape Cinema

On the grounds of the Cape Playhouse, this vintage movie theater shows foreign and independent films. It's a true art house: the entire ceiling is covered in an art-deco mural of the heavens painted by American real…
Top Choice Live Music in Edgartown

Flatbread Company

Formerly the home of Carly Simon's legendary Hot Tin Roof, Flatbread continues the tradition, staging the hottest bands on the island. And it makes damn good organic pizzas too. It's adjacent to Martha's Vineyard Ai…