We have no reason to believe that the Midway Cafe in JP is haunted, but if it is, those are probably some pretty badass ghosts. This tiny, divey bar and live music venue is old enough to actually start thinking about a 401K, and over the years it’s become JP’s home for everyone from punks and indie rockers to construction workers and teachers. There’s a cover most nights starting around 8, but it’s almost always within the $5-$10 range, and that’s a small price to pay for the fun you’ll have here. There’s no food and the drink selection is just OK, but this is one of those places where those things are beside the point - you’re here to have fun, get a little sloppy, and meet people.
Where we've featured it
More spots in Jamaica PlainSee more
The Haven is a Jamaica Plain pub and, if you ever open a wormhole that brings Robert Burns to the present day, this would be a good spot to bring him.
El Oriental De Cuba
El Oriental De Cuba is a small Cuban restaurant in Jamaica Plain with some great empanadas.
Suggested by our writers
Brendan Behan Pub
Brendan Behan Pub in Jamaica Plain is the Irish pub that makes other, lesser Irish pubs feel bad about themselves.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more