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The “Alley,” located near the Theatre District, is home to several of Boston’s hippest nightclubs and easygoing drink spots. Sweetwater Tavern falls into the latter category, with all the vibrancy of a pub instead of a pulsing dance hall. That said, the tavern’s tagline is “burgers, beers, live music,” so patrons know exactly what they’re in for when they step through the doors. This is definitely a hangout spot for the college set, thanks to its unassuming brick walls, chalkboard menus and hanging Christmas lights. Almost every night hinges on a theme: Mondays are open mic nights, Tuesdays are for trivia, Wednesday means karaoke and weekends kick off with live bands, deejays and more. A nice beer selection and a menu of easy-eating classics make Sweetwater a Boston area favorite.