Boston has recently seen an uptick of live music venues closing. However the Great Scott in Allston is still going strong. It is a very intimate venue and features concerts of up and coming artists. From the outside the Great Scott looks like your average dive bar, but when you walk in you can tell it is so much more. The stage is set up on the far side away from the entrance, with some high tops placed near the door.
The Great Scott has surprisingly good acoustics and you can hear the music from wherever you stand in the bar. It is a cash only bar and they have an ATM inside the bar in case you didn’t bring cash with you! The Great Scott has both 18+ and 21+ shows and it will specify on the website what age you need to be for what show.
There is not a bad seat in the house and the energy that fills the bar is palpable. The people who go to the concerts at The Great Scott are passionate about music since they take the time to seek out the lesser-known artists. There are concerts seven days a week and it is truly a spot to check out!