The Middle East club is one of the best places to see a show in Boston. The venue is separated into and upstairs and a downstairs, both with their own entertainment bills. The upstairs has a front room which is the Middle East bar and restaurant, and the back room is the performance area. The acts range form huge to unknown, many times both on one bill. The back bar sells 16oz tall-boy cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon or Miller High Life for $3, but if you order one at the front bar you'll get a 12oz bottle. So, if you've paid for the show, make sure you buy your beers in the back room, and only go up front for the good stuff. The downstairs is considerably larger, and the entrance is actually around the corner. It has it's own bars, and offers larger acts, but the sound quality isn't as good...it's kind of a big basement. Upstairs is more intimate, but both get pretty rowdy.