Boston >Bars & Clubs > Great Scott's
1222 Commonwealth Ave, Allston, MA | Directions 0213442.350116 -71.130669
Noon - 2am
Neighborhoods: Allston-Brighton, Kelton Street, Commonwealth
Best live music venue in Boston – Boston proper has long been missing a mid sized music venue. Forget the other side of the river. The sound is amazing and the caliber of bands is outstanding (I think its time for Citysearch to rethink their description).
Long live Great Scott.
full service rock bar – I like what this place has become. What used to be a big stinky frat house has been turned into a consistant supplier of locan and national acts. I has a pretty good layout for live music and still retains some spots for just standing around. The outside patio style area is kinda cool in that local rockstars can hang out and have a few pops in the natural sunlight. Amazing. the covers aren't too severe and the bevs are reasonable. Depending on the house DJ you can hear a pretty vast array of tunes from the PA. Great way to support your local wannabies and up-and-commings. get out and see some fresh band today.
One of Allston's busiest bars caters to the collegiate masses with dancing and live music in a no-frills environment. – The Scene
More a bar with a dance floor than a dance club with a bar, Great Scott is an affordable, unpretentious place for locals to hang out or press themselves up against sweaty strangers. The atmosphere is decidedly Spartan: a few TVs, some video games, a stage and a dance floor. But that doesn't deter hordes of students and young professionals from making this one of Allston's most popular spots for live music and dancing.
It's a testament to Great Scott's popularity that on most nights a budget-minded, student-heavy crowd willingly forks over a cover charge. When local bands aren't pumping up the volume onstage, a DJ gets the joint jumping with contemporary hits and old-school favorites. The single bar features an above-average beer selection and enough mixed drinks to offer something for everyone.
Great Bartenders – Not sure who claimed that Wednesday nights are "ladies night" or that the place is packed, but it definitely is not. It seems like a fun place to go on the weekends, the bar tenders are AMAZING and the bouncers look like they are about 12. But you will find every type of people from crazy college girls to scruffy men reading books at the end of the bar ;-)
Dj Who? – I waltzed into Great Scott one Thursday and was greeted by the noise of an untalented, Eminem-worshipping DJ. He was terrible. Also, the place was empty. Coincidence? I think not. Usually, this place rocks. But watch out for DJ WHO?!
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