I’ve always preferred small, intimate venues over large stadiums so I’m thrilled that Boston’s Middle East made the list of Rolling Stones Top 20 Best Rock Clubs. That being said, I’ve actually never been to the downstairs club portion of the popular Lebanese restaurant. Hosting many rock, punk, alternative, and indie bands, the club is a mainstay in Boston’s music scene. Having been to other rock clubs in Boston including The Paradise and the Avalon (now House of Blues) suffice it to say there are many options to see bigger bands come through town. Many of my friends have been to the Middle East before and all enjoy the small, hole in the wall feel of the club. The list has write ups on many other notable venues across the country in cities such as Portland, New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle which have played host to many great acts over the years. Have you been to any on the list?
Rolling Stone's Top 20 Best Rock Clubs