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The chain originated in a little house in Cambridge and now encompasses 13 locations, including this state-of-the-art venue across the street from Fenway Park. It holds nearly 2,500 but feels almost clublike thanks to the layout and the enthusiasm of the crowds that turn out for high-profile blues, rock, and pop acts. The kitchen serves above-average Southern food on show nights (4–10pm) and starting 2 hours before Red Sox home games.