Best Of 2006

Best Indie Bar: New World Brewery

This place isn’t called New World for nothing. Whether it be a band of Asian punk-rock chicks thrashing the night away; a white-boy rapper lettin’ loose his hellaciousness on the mic; a seven-piece acid jazz/ska/Afro-beat/reggae/Latin band screaming “Don’t waste another day, don’t waste another day, don’t waste another daaaay,” or an indie rock band stirring our souls and twisting our hearts, this place appeases all the music gods, regularly showcasing underground touring acts and top locals. Add the courtyard, set back from the street by iron gates, and you have a very inviting place indeed — even better when you get inside. And the beer selection kills.