Best Arts & Entertainment in Boston 2003

Arts

2003 Best Dance Studio

Dance classes aren’t just for kids in pink tights and ballet slippers. A top-notch studio offers a variety of options that can make anyone feel footloose. The Dance Complex does...

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Entertainment

2003 Best Bowling Alley

Bowling alleys don’t traditionally offer Veuve Clicquot. But then, Kings is not your traditional bowling alley. It’s part lounge, part pool hall, and all fun. Dimly lit nooks, red fluorescent...

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Entertainment

2003 Best Gay Club

Think young. Then subtract two years. That’s the average age of a ManRay patron on Thursday “Campus Nights,” which draw a 19-plus crowd of supersweet male eye candy and their...

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Entertainment

2003 Best Lesbian Club

Butches and femmes hoist their bottles together here on Saturday nights, when this Chinatown karaoke lounge and dance club becomes the closest thing lesbians have to a downtown clubhouse. Two...

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Entertainment

2003 Best Pool Hall

Who needs waitresses in jackboots or martinis with funny names? You came here to play pool, not tipple and gawk at the scenery. Johnny’s feels like a downbeat 1940s pool...

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Entertainment

2003 Best Bike Path

Last year, this award went to the Esplanade. What changed? Our tolerance for bladers. (Will they please stop kicking out so wide?) And while the Minuteman Bikeway is hardly devoid...

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Entertainment

2003 Best Running Route

Whether you’re training for the marathon or just trying to raise your heart rate, a jog along the Emerald Necklace is unrivaled. We tried them all—the Charles River Esplanade, the...

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Entertainment

2003 Best Picnic Spot

From its inauspicious beginnings as a swampy hinterland more than 150 years ago, this colorful green space at the heart of the city emerged as the country’s pioneering public botanical...

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Music

2003 Best Club for Live Music

Big venues usually mean small performers—not in terms of musical stature, but because you’re so far away the act looks like a dot with a guitar. So thank God and...

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Nightlife

2003 Best Dance Club

We like our dance clubs sexy, and nothing’s sexier than beautiful, sweaty couples twisting to Latin-flavored conga beats. Sophia’s, which has that and more, is a sure-fire fun night on...

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Theater

2003 Best Cinema, Commercial

Keeping up with Hollywood’s barrage of blockbusters, tearjerkers, and indies-gone-mainstream is less daunting when you can do it at the AMC Fenway 13. This theater’s strongest appeal is its easy...

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