Great Scott

Great Scott

1222 Commonwealth Ave (at Harvard Ave.), Allston, MA 02134, United States
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  • Today
    • 7:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 PM–Midnight
  • Mon
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Tue
    • 7:00 PM–Midnight
  • Wed–Thu
    • 8:00 PM–Midnight
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  • Nick B.

    Best small venue in Boston. Any upcoming band worth their salt plays here. Cheap beer rounds out Great Scott's perfection.

    Nick Benevenia · 3 weeks ago
  • Peter A.

    Don't miss the Indobox play there!

    Peter Auster · December 4, 2014
  • Vatche A.

    Seen some great acts in this intimate venue, great sound effects as well.

    Vatche Arabian · November 15, 2014
  • Christine V.

    Great Scott books the only shows that matter in Boston. The staff is the best. The music is great. The beer is cheap. It's perfect.

    Christine Varriale · August 28, 2014
  • Jake S.

    Rotating taps offer some great selection. If you're lucky enough to see one of your favorite bands here, you'll probably get the chance to buy them a beer afterwards. Choose wisely.

    Jake Smith · June 30, 2014
  • Pamela G.

    Really great place for concerts. Good beer. Friendly staff.

    Pamela Gutierrez · June 23, 2014
  • Favecast

    Great Scott! Laughs and draft! Take a look at Casey's Favecast here:

    Favecast · November 18, 2013
  • DigBoston

    Not just great rock: This dynamic bar has something for everybody. What night is your night?  Featured in the Dig's #StudentGuide to Boston's Arts + Entertainment Read more

    DigBoston · September 18, 2013
  • DigBoston

    Don't miss "The Gas" comedy show! It's one of the best in Boston, and features some MAJOR talent. Featured in the Dig's #StudentGuide to Boston's Arts + Entertainment Read more

    DigBoston · September 17, 2013
  • DigBoston

    Check out Great Scott's monthly drag show! Featured in the Dig's #StudentGuide to Boston's LGBTQ Resources Read more

    DigBoston · September 5, 2013
  • Lindsay W.

    Cash only!

    Lindsay Weisberg · April 20, 2013
  • Jared D.

    You can purchase tickets with no fees 7 days a week after 12pm!

    Jared Dobson · March 17, 2013
  • Matt A.

    A stand-up comedy show, The Gas, runs every Friday night at 7:30.

    Matt Aromando · January 14, 2013
  • Michael T.

    Basically a bar with a stage but they book quality acts, the sound is great and they're serious about the draft beer selection.

    Michael Thiele · January 9, 2013
  • Digital Tour Bus

    "Nice bar for live music. There is plenty of good beer on tap. Also, there is free WiFi and cheap food across the street, if you're hungry for either the internet or food." -New Cassettes

    Digital Tour Bus · October 31, 2012
  • Devin E.

    Probably the best draft selection for any rock club in the city!

    Devin Etterahc · October 6, 2012
  • BU Today

    The perfect spot to hear indie and alternative rock bands. Reasonably priced tickets (admission for most shows is between $5 and $12). One of the last 18+ venues in Boston (depending on the show.) Read more

    BU Today · September 6, 2012
  • Mark N.

    Oops, I forgot to bring my hipster mustache.

    Mark Nolan · July 26, 2012

    "Great Scott!" even greater concerts. see what we did there?

    WTBU RADIO · April 10, 2012
  • SippinPabst

    Pabst form samurai !!

    SippinPabst · April 6, 2012
  • Jenny M.

    Rub elbows with Allston's hipsterati. A great place to see a show -- music or comedy. Bring cash!

    Jenny Mackintosh · February 18, 2012
  • Kristen L.

    Golden monkey on tap!!!

    Kristen Lally · February 14, 2012
  • David D.

    Live within your means: CASH ONLY

    David Day · November 18, 2011
  • Nicole D.

    Place is an amazing place to see a show... Just dont go in the rainy season. Water was leaking through the lights in the bathroom. Yikes!

    Nicole D · September 25, 2011
  • Dixon H.

    look for the armadillo just above the redbull frigg

    Dixon Hill · July 8, 2011
  • TicketWeb

    One of the best live venues in Boston, serving up a delicious lineup of indie rock, comedy, and all around rocking entertainment! Bring your earplugs the sound system is loud and clear! TW ♥'s Great S Read more

    TicketWeb · June 15, 2011
  • Karoline Z.

    Amazing place to see a show. Really small, so you can get up close, also big potential to meet the band before/after shows. Will DEFINITELY be coming back.

    Karoline Z · June 11, 2011
  • The Feast

    Booker Carl Lavin does a very, very good job bringing in both underground indie bands and bigger acts. Shows rarely run more than $15. Go Friday night for their comedy show (7 p.m.)

    The Feast · June 7, 2011
  • Liz

    ++ The best place to see a show in Boston ++

    Liz · May 8, 2011
  • Carrigan D.

    drink your narragansett with a straw so you don't mess up the lipstick.

    Carrigan Denny-Brown · April 19, 2011
  • OurStage

    Sometimes you can grab parking behind Staples.

    OurStage · April 7, 2011
  • Rick W.

    Spend Christmas here with an Estonian.

    Rick Webb · January 29, 2011
  • Boston Phoenix

    Quoth the Mayor: "The Pickle Back [a shot of whiskey followed by a shot of pickle juice] is one of the greatest shots known to mankind. ... It’s been a staple of Great Scott for some time." Read more

    Boston Phoenix · January 14, 2011
  • Kerry L.

    don't miss out on the big shows! Buy in advance. Read more

    Kerry Lavin · December 22, 2010
  • Julian S.

    Great venue! Cheap drinks & awesome staff! Nevermind the never ending great bands rolling through!

    Julian Shea · December 15, 2010
  • Josh S.

    Check out the website for show listings and advance tickets

    Josh Smith · September 19, 2010
  • Heather

    See the Fenway Recording Sessions - always good bands/rocking time! The past sessions include MGMT, Kate Nash, Diplo, The Ting Tings, The Cribs, Bat For Lashes, Bird and the Bee, The Temper Trap etc Read more

    Heather · June 9, 2010
  • rick w.

    The patio is dog friendly. The bartender will have water and treats for your four legged friends

    rick waldron · March 20, 2010
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    Mizz Tea · March 11, 2010
  • Jyllian *.

    A Snakebite is 1/2 Strongbow 1/2 Bass, all delicious

    Jyllian * · February 18, 2010
  • Elizabeth H.

    When a good band rolls into town here, definitely check them out. The venue is good and you can get up close. I saw Dungen, easily the best show I've seen in Boston.

    Elizabeth H · December 20, 2009
  • Fox

    Come Christmas time, see The Scrooges play a kickass show here.

    Fox · September 21, 2009

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