Music students gained a new hangout—and a new stage—in The Bebop, a tavern that opened near Berklee and the New England Conservatory in June. “My vision was a bar that you’d see in Austin or Nashville, where there’s music playing seven days a week,” says co-owner Tommy McCarthy. Most of the tunes will be provided by music students and faculty, who will likely hang around before or after a set to enjoy a menu of elevated pub food, like the beer-battered fish and chips. The two crispy Guinness-battered cod fillets are deep-fried and richly seasoned, served with a housemade tartar sauce, healthy portion of hand-cut fries and housemade coleslaw, plus a lightly dressed mixed green salad. It’s a hearty meal—all the better to linger over a pint. “It’s all about music and conversation. No TVs,” McCarthy says. Sounds good.
Beer-battered fish & chips, $17 at the Bebop, 1116 Boylston St., Boston (857-250-4641) thebebopboston.com