The Middle East
The mural outside THE MIDDLE EAST is all color, beaming faces, punks and little kids, an old woman and a bull (is it a bull?) on top. It’s part of what makes Central Square what it is. The Middle East, a no-surprise win in this category, as well as your pick for best hip-hop venue, plays host to local, up-and-coming, and underground rock. Three stages for live music, top-notch hummus and other Middle Eastern delights at the restaurant, a couple bars, and a schedule that’s varied and adventurous make it the top spot for live rock.
THE MIDDLE EAST | 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 617.864.3278 | mideastclub.com