This sprawling venue is one of America's leading rock clubs, and a major player on the national and local music scene. A Middle Eastern restaurant as well as a club, it was the nurturing ground for Boston's alternative and indie music scenes, beginning in the mid-1980s in the smaller Upstairs room. 'Downstairs' was added later and, like many of Boston's basement clubs, was once a bowling alley. In the restaurant, musicians play the Corner without a cover charge, and in keeping with the Middle Eastern theme, there are also belly dancers. ZuZu, the venue's newest addition, sits in-between Upstairs and Downstairs, offering food, hip DJ nights and bands.
|Venue name:||The Middle East||Contact:|
472-480 Massachusetts Avenue
|Cross street:||at Brookline Street|
|Opening hours:||11am-1am Mon-Wed, Sun; 11am-2am Thur-Sat|
|Transport:||Red line to Central|