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  • AKA: The Rathskeller
  • Type: Club/Bar/Eatery
  • Where: 528 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA
  • When: Unknown - Unknown
Sceneroller, The Rat (Boston), Club/Bar/Eatery, Boston, Massachusetts,
About This Venue

From Wikipedia:

The Rathskeller (known as The Rat for short) was a legendary live music venue in Boston, Massachusetts that was open from 1974 to 1997. A dimly-lit, gritty establishment, the Rathskeller was considered the “granddaddy” of Boston rock venues.

During its heyday, the Rat hosted such acts as the Cars, Pixies, Metallica, the Dead Kennedys, The Ramones, Talking Heads, R.E.M.and The Police. From 1980 to 1987, The Hoodoo BBQ — which Esquire called one of the “100 Best Restaurants in America” — was located at The Rat.

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