Originally know as the Zeitgeist Gallery, Outpost 186 has undergone ownership and location changes in the past few years and recently has emerged as one of Boston’s centers for creative music and multi-disciplinary art. To call it small would be an understatement; the gallery occupies one tiny room at 186 ½ Hampshire St. in Inman Square, a stone’s throw from Ryles Jazz Club and the Lily Pad.
For several years it has been the venue of choice for Boston’s musical avant-garde, but recently has hosted more like-minded musicians from New York and beyond. The Outpost also hosts non-musical activities from poetry readings to screenings of classic movies. As it is an art gallery first, the cover charge is always donation-based, and no food or drinks are served.
Outpost 186 Information
- Public Transportation: Poor
- Handicap Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 420 performances annually
- Ticket Prices: Suggested donations only ($0-$10, negotiable).