Wally's Cafe

(617) 424-1408 | View Website

427 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA | Directions   02118

42.340812 -71.082149

Open Hours

Monday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM Sunday From 12:00 AM To 02:00 AM

 
Nightclubs, Bars & Clubs, Bars & Pubs  more

More Categories: Dive Bars, Neighborhood Bars

Bar & Club Special Features: 21 & Over, Live Music

Bar & Club Type of Music: Blues, Jazz

Payment Methods: Cash

Neighborhoods: South End, Columbus

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Reviews for Wally's Cafe

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great Experience!! – Really nice place. It's very casual and you get to experience local upcoming artists. Very friendly people as well. It's close to the T and very easy to get to. I met the owner and he's a nice guy. Wally's has been in his family for generations.

A good experience!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

"gotta love it! – Wally's was the reason that I moved to the south end! Being able to walk over any night of the week and have amazing music, company, and drinks- I couldn't ask for anything more!"

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Local jazz institution offers free live music nightly in upbeat, cramped environs. – The Scene
Joseph L. Walcott founded this hideaway club in 1947 (across the street from its current location), and set the standard for the club's dedication to music by hiring bands 365 days a year. Wally's status as a local jazz institution is disproportionate to its cramped quarters. Visitors to this funky neighborhood hangout should expect to have their ribs jabbed by various elbows throughout the evening.

The Draw

Many of the budding jazz and blues talents at the Berklee College of Music play Wally's, and they're often more interesting than some of the better-known local acts. There's no cover, which is a real treat, especially since most bands have a tendency to let loose with extended solos and jams. The bar makes its money from the well-stocked bar, and no food is served.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

It was an Experience! – Let me tell you this place was a definate old school type of jazz club with the low ceilings and extremely diverse crowd. I was almost reminded of back in the day when Robert Johnson was making the deal with the Devil at the Cross Roads in Mississippi, when you have the bars with the jazz scene on one side of the street and redneck rock scene across the street. The Bouncers were twice the size of me and they really couldnt speak well but they were very friendly (I Dont know how they fit in the club without sitting down) The Bartender was great and so was the music. Hope you enjoy it there I know I did

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Rude – Arriving at the club on a Saturday night our group of 2 are told the club is full and asked to wait outside until people left. Meanwhile a group of 2, 4 and another 2 are let in during the 1/2 hour we continued to wait outside because the owner decides to let them in ahead of us. Needless to say we're never going back.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A Rare Find in Boston! – The Neighborhood might be a little seedy but dont let that deter you. Dark, Smoky and very very hipster cool....Wallys has great jazz music every nite(usually berkley students so you get great local talent). Drinks are average price. I dont really have any complaints other than it is a little too small, almost always cramped cause its so popular, but its size adds to its charm. A must visit. Everyone ive taken there has loved it!!

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Ultimate Neighborhood Bar – It may look a bit imposing with the big bouncers and shoebox inside, but it's a great local hangout. Where else can you go for live music every night? This place is a melting pot of local culture and no matter who you are you are accepted. Always a good time for a drink and chill atmosphere.

 

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