Over the past few weeks whispers grew louder and rumors grew stronger over the unveiling of Sonia, the proposed new Cambridge rock club filling the space of the shuttered T.T. The Bear’s Place. Now, in line with rumors of a spring opening, the Middle East has made an official announcement about the its new venue in Central Square.
The venue was verry nice, and staff accommodated our needs for 2 artist parking spots close to the venue in an area that can be difficult to find free parking or parking that didn't cost an arm an a leg or was not a mile away from the venue. The sound and lighting was great, so a big thanks to their sound tech for keeping things sounding good all night. The staff told us we had to show Id's regardless of being an artist or member of the team running the show however unlike some other venues they were verry respectful and friendly about it, so we had no problem with them doing their job. I also appreciate the fact they have a door person as Manny times am left running The doors, and it makes it difficult to socialize and catch any of the artist sets and almost impossible to do any other tasks that may arise throughout the night. The turnout was close to 300+, and the event featuring Riff Raff and Ouija Macc was very successful and went off without a hitch.
Been here a few times for concerts. It's a really nice space, standing room only (at least for the concerts that I've been to), but the sound and atmosphere is really nice. The artists they bring in are usually really interesting as well. Definitely check out who is playing, and if it looks good to you, I highly recommend you go and check them out. Bring cash for coat check!
Had a great time! The people were great, the music was great, and the free iced water at the bar was great because it was pretty hot (normal for concerts though so not on them) The bathrooms were neat and clean compared to other venues I've been to. 10/10 will come again.
They treat artists with respect and really make you feel welcomed.
Four stars for not giving out a drinking ticket with a temp license. Otherwise great venue
10 Brookline St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA