The Boston area’s best jazz club, Scullers has first pick of high-profile touring artists—recently, Will Downing, Cassandra Wilson, Delfeayo Marsalis, and the Manhattans—and local favorites. Patrons tend to be more hard-core than the crowds at the Regattabar , but it depends on who’s performing. Shows begin at 8pm (and, usually, 10pm) Tuesday through Saturday; the box office is open weekdays from 11am to 6pm. Ask about supper club–style dinner packages ($60–$100 per person).