The Cantab Lounge

Music, Music venues Central Sq
4 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
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The Cantab Lounge
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This delightfully dive-y Central Square haunt offers everything from bring-your-ax blues jams to singer-songwriter open mics. A well-stocked jukebox fills in during quieter moments at the bar, which draws a diverse clientele ranging from twentysomethings to grizzled barflies. The one Cantab constant throughout is high-quality musicianship and an undeniably unpretentious vibe.

By: Time Out contributors


Venue name: The Cantab Lounge
Address: 738 Massachusetts Ave
Cross street: Pleasant St
Opening hours: Mon–Wed 8pm-1am; Thu–Sat 8am–2am; Sun 12pm–1am
Transport: Red line to Central
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Best Wednesday open jam in town. Bobbi and the Beats really lay down the groove.