Best Dance Club in Boston

2011 Best Dance Club

Middlesex Lounge

Cambridge

The Middlesex proves that a night out dancing needn’t devolve into bachelorette-party debauchery. There ;will be a line—but with music ranging from old-school hip-hop to funk to electronica, and a…Read More

2009 Best Dance Club

Middlesex Lounge

Cambridge

Don’t be put off by the lines for just about everything here (entry, drinks, the lav): When you’re ready to get low, there’s always room on the dance floor. This…Read More

2008 Best Dance Club

Gypsy Bar

Boston

The average reveler out on the town cannot avoid certain pitfalls: long lines, jerk doormen, megaexpensive drinks. And so we mean this in the most complimentary of ways: At Gypsy,…Read More

2006 Best Dance Club

Rumor

Boston

Step into Rumor on a Saturday night—assuming you can get in at all—and enter a world where women dance on platforms, curtains billow from the ceiling, and DJs seamlessly mix…Read More

2005 Best Dance Club

Swing City

Cambridge

Not into urban clubs filled with grinding torsos and ear-splitting music? Check out Swing City. Don’t let the ’70s-era orange carpet or dark wood paneling fool you: This Friday-night dance…Read More

2004 Best Dance Club

Avalon

Boston

Even after all the new additions to the roster of Lansdowne Street clubs, Avalon remains the life of the dance party. It’s consistently packed, spotlights an endless supply of internationally…Read More

2003 Best Dance Club

Sophia’s

Boston

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…Read More

2002 Best Dance Club

Avalon

Boston

This mammoth Fenway space is more than just a place for catching concerts. Come midnight most nights of the week, the venue transforms into the dance club of choice for…Read More

2001 Best Dance Club

Sophia’s

Boston

Let the Lycra-wrapped hordes swarm Lansdowne Street. The real action is around the block at Sophia’s, where a beautiful and diverse crowd can be found jumping around on any of…Read More

2000 Best Dance Club

Avalon

Boston

This crown jewel of Pat Lyons’ nightclub empire is the only local dance venue with the clout, and sound system, to draw superstar deejays, including in-house legend John Debo. For…Read More

1994 Best Dance Club

Avalon

Boston

Thursday through Sunday the 1,200-1,300 capacity club flashes, glitters, pulsates, and gyrates to house, techno, and the occasional plain old pop…Read More

1990 Best Dance Club

Venus de Milo

Boston

A beautiful, stylish place, featuring cutting-edge hip-hop and house music, and a sophisticated, multicultural crowd. A slice of the Apple in the home of the bean and the cod…Read More

1987 Best Dance Club

DV8

Boston

Funky music, splashy art, trendy people…Read More

1986 Best Dance Club

Tam O’Shanter

Brookline

One of the few places in town where you don’t have to dress funny and where people are likely to ask you to dance instead of where you work…Read More

1984 Best Dance Club

The 1270

Boston

Fantastic disc jockey. Used to be primarily gay, now swings both ways…Read More

1981 Best Dance Club

Metro

Boston

Closest thing to a New York City dance club we’ve got. Jocks, writers, dilettantes—you name it, it’ll be here…Read More

1980 Best Dance Club

Boston-Boston

Boston

15 Lansdowne St., Boston, if you include its sister club, Spit. The Fan Club, 77 Warrenton St., Boston, if you don’t…Read More

1974 Best Dance Club

Zelda’s

Brighton

Zelda’s in Brighton, if you don’t mind young BU Beautiful People…Read More

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