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Boston Nightlife

Wally's Café

  • 427 Massachusetts Ave. Map It
  • South End
  • Music Clubs
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 11/12/2013

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A rare gem for jazz and blues fans, Wally's Café was founded in 1947 and is the oldest continuously operating family-owned jazz club in America. Patrons may get to see nostalgic stars like Branford Marsalis or Roy Hargrove dropping by, but the place is internationally renowned for its steady stream of heated performances by local bands and their myriad guests. Wally's diverse crowd attracts regulars from the South End and Roxbury, and music-hungry students, especially

from Berklee College of Music. It's open every night of the year and there's no cover. On Mondays it's blues and on Thursdays it's Latin jazz. Daily jam sessions run nightly from 6 to 9: bring your horn! Arrive early if you need a seat. Better yet, forget sitting and blend with the crowd at the bar and stage.

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Address:

427 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, Massachusetts, 02118, United States

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Phone:

617-424–1408

Updated 11/12/2013

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