2. Cask n' Flagon: Grab a beer while you admire the baseball memorabilia. And before the Cask was the beer-soaked place to see and be seen before Sox games, it was a local music club where heavy-hitters like Bruce Springsteen, Boston, and Jimi Hendrix all played. 62 Brookline Ave., Boston, 617-356-4840. casknflagon.com.
(Wiqan Ang for the Boston Globe)