The Cantab Lounge US Map & Phone & Address

738 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge; (617) 354-2685 This bar’s been here for over 30 years, and by the look of them, so have some of its customers. But there’s nothing tired or out-of-date about the music you can hear every night. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings always feature Little Joe Cook and the Thrillers; Joe is best-known within the blues world for his hit, Peanuts. The cover charge is $3 on Thursdays, and $5 the other two nights. Sunday and Wednesday nights are usually booked by other bands; Mondays and Tuesdays are open mike nights hosted by longtime favorite singer-songwriter Geoff Bartley; they focus on folk and bluegrass, respectively. Best of all, these four nights have no cover charge at all.

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