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Even if jazz isn’t really your thing, you can probably appreciate a no-cover club that’s been around so long it can start collecting social security. So after SRV, head across Mass Ave. to Wally’s, where you and your date can re-enact some scenes from La La Land and figure out which of you takes music way too seriously.
In a city this old, it’s natural that a lot of places have earned the distinction of being called “institutions.” One of those is Wally’s on Mass Ave, a tiny, brick-walled club that’s the type of place the word “joint” was invented for. You can’t get any food here, but you can get a tumbler full of liquor and hear live jazz every single night without paying a cover. So come to Wally’s and experience a little of what Boston was like when City Hall wasn’t known as the ugliest building in America and JFK was just that nice young congressman with a good haircut.