The Vanguard is a purpose-built live music venue. It’s location in Newtown points to the alternative programming, everything from burlesque shows to LP tours to author talks. It’s an intimate venue that holds under 200 people, making it well-suited to blues, jazz and folk music. What sets it apart is the in-house restaurant, so you can opt for a dinner-and-a-show package or share a pizza and some small plates before the show. The Vanguard is on the city end of King Street, a 10 minute walk from Newtown station.