Top of the Hub

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"A smart destination for the perfect nightcap is Top of the Hub, followed by some entertaining live jazz."
Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide
In the words of the inimitable George Gershwin, "Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise..." This sentiment captures the essence of Top of the Hub's jazz lounge. It's the place to unwind. A true sense of style and relaxation, Top of the Hub offers delightful jazz ensembles every night — a perfect way to sooth the soul. No cover charge. No tickets required. Just an appreciation for the spontaneous spirit and fluid imagination that is jazz. Join us for cocktails or partake in delicious late night dining.

NOTE: There is a $24.00 minimum in our lounge after 8 PM. This is only for lounge tables, and does not include seats directly at the bar.

  • Bar Menu
  • Lounge Menu
  • Specialty Cocktails

  • Our lounge is currently featuring two renowned jazz trios.
    Sun & Mon: 8:00 pm-12:00 am
    Tues - Thurs: 8:30 pm-12:30 am
    Fri & Sat: 9:00 pm-1:00 am
    Under 21 welcome
    Bob Nieske Band
    Bob Nieske
    Marty Ballou

    Heralded by the Boston Phoenix for "airy, intimate, and lyrical free jazz," the Bob Nieske Band is a favorite of many Top of the Hub regulars. Known for playful, captivating improvisation, Nieske's compositions have been performed around the world by his own groups, the Either Orchestra and Jimmy Giuffre 4.

    Marty Ballou is a sought after session man, performing on recordings in all genres of jazz, blues, folk, and pop, including Sax Gordon's Have Horn Will Travel, Dave Maxwell's Maximum Blues Piano, and Greg Piccolo's Homage. He's recorded with jazz legends Jay McShann, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Herb Ellis, and performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival and San Francisco Jazz and Blues Festival. His trio now performs regularly at Top of the Hub.