Walking down this Brookline Village barbecue spot’s staircase into its easily overlooked basement feels like stepping into another world. The intimate room features Prohibition-
era decor, romantic lighting, serious cocktails and live music Thursday to Saturday ranging from jazz and blues to Americana and funk. Order off Magnolia’s menu of American sandwiches, salads, pit barbecue and Southern fare. It’s a cooler, one-stop version of dinner and a show.