• (noun): A tavern below street level featuring beer; originally a German restaurant in the basement of city hall.

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The Rathskeller
... The Rathskeller (known as The Rat for short) was a legendary live music venue in Boston, Massachusetts that was open from 1974 to 1997 ... A dimly-lit, gritty establishment, the Rathskeller was considered the "granddaddy" of Boston rock venues ... The WBCN Rock Roll Rumble was held at the Rathskeller for its first three years and was originally referred to as "the Rumble at the Rat." Other references to the Rat's cultural impact can be found ...
Boston Hardcore - Scenes - Kenmore Square
... As a result of Kenmore Square's now-defunct club The Rathskeller, Captain Nemo's pizza parlor (as well as the Pizza Pad), and its few used record stores, Kenmore became a hangout for skate punks and ... This neighborhood has changed quite a bit, and the building that held the Rathskeller, Planet Records, and Captain Nemo's along with several other businesses was demolished ... With the Rathskeller gone, the scene moved closer to Lansdowne Street, which is a street of clubs and bars on one side, and Fenway Park on the other ...