The newest addition to Boston’s jazz club circuit, the Beehive provides a less expensive alternative to some of the city’s better known jazz spots. The drink prices can be a bit steep, but the lack of a cover charge already puts you in better shape than many other venues. The Beehive offers live music almost nightly, and, in an almost successful attempt to outdo their rivals, they offer TWO jazz brunches a weekend on both Saturday and Sunday – and both are well worth it.
The listening area is an intimate space with a stage and professional sound reinforcement. It is also an attractive and popular night spot in Boston’s stylish South End, occupying basement space in a building which also houses Boston’s Community Center for the Arts. The Beehive pulls in great musicians and the space is like something out of a Brooklyn dream, with eclectic decor and local art bedecking the walls. If you’re in the mood for jazz straight-up, check the calender, as you are just as likely to hear a world-class klezmer band as a world-class jazz trio, especially earlier in the week.
Come here to hear the cream of Boston’s professional jazz crop (regular performers include professors from the Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, both right around the corner), as well as a number of touring ensembles from New York and abroad.
The Beehive Information
- Public Transportation: Good
- Handicapped Accessibility: No
- Performances/Programs: 300 performances per year. Shows are generally 9 p.m. during the week and 10 p.m. on weekends
- Ticket Prices: No cover.