Bars & Clubs

Jazz Club

2018 Winner: Wally's Cafe

The city has been bleeding live music venues lately: Ryles Jazz Club, a decades-spanning Inman Square haunt, is the latest casualty. Luckily, we still have the even-older Wally’s, founded in 1947 as reportedly the first black-owned nightclub in New England. In a fast-evolving South End, Wally’s still packs in music lovers with nightly jazz and funk jam sessions, and maintains its rep as a training ground for greats with a student-led education program.

Wally's Cafe

427 Massachusetts Ave., Boston • (617) 424-1408

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