Best Gay Club in Boston

2013 Best Gay Club

Club Cafe

Boston

With brunch, trivia, late-night drinks, dancing, and a solid crowd of regulars, Club Cafe has it all. For decades, this place—at a prime intersection of the Back Bay and the…Read More

2012 Best Gay Club

Guerrilla Queer Bar

Here’s the secret every Boston queen already knows: The best gay club in the city isn’t a place at all—it’s a moving target. Enter the Welcoming Committee, a group of…Read More

2011 Best Gay Club

Boston Guerrilla Queer Bar

The best gay club in town? Whichever “straight” bar (their words) this grassroots group decides to take over, flash-mob style. Unlikely past locales have included Tommy Doyle’s, An Tua Nua…even…Read More

2009 Best Gay Club

Dbar

Dorchester

By far the least pretentious of the Hub’s gay hot spots, this nightclub-restaurant hybrid presents a compelling case for venturing beyond the Back Bay/South End circuit. The price is right…Read More

2008 Best Gay Club

28 Degrees

Boston

With Boston’s bona fide gay bars going the way of BostonNow, it’s getting tough for the feyer sex to pick up a stiff drink and a well-blended man in the…Read More

2007 Best Gay Club

Dbar

Dorchester

It’s tough to find a hangout that appeals on this many fronts. If you’re hungry, an outstanding full-service menu is available until 10 p.m., with mouthwatering entrees ranging from duck…Read More

2006 Best Gay Club

Dbar

Dorchester

Every evening at the stroke of 10 p.m. this unselfconscious Dorchester hot spot seamlessly morphs from restaurant to nightclub. Sleek wood and leather interior trimmings set the scene for men…Read More

2003 Best Gay Club

Campus Night at Manray

Cambridge

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…Read More

2002 Best Gay Club

Saturday Nights, BUZZ-Boston

Boston

The good news: Only gorgeous men seem to be allowed in Buzz on Saturdays. The bad news: Only gorgeous men seem to be allowed in Buzz on Saturdays. Sure, it’s…Read More

2001 Best Gay Club

ManRay (Campus)

Cambridge

Okay, so the crowd here is young. But this long-time favorite of gay and bisexual college boys and girls is still packing them in every Thursday and Saturday in Cambridge….Read More

2000 Best Gay Club

Vapor

Boston

The owners of Chaps were so excited about last summer’s renovation that they gave their club a new name. Reincarnated as Vapor, the space has a new floor plan, a…Read More

1999 Best Gay Club

Buzz

Boston

Two dance floors crammed with beautifully sweaty bodies, awesome music by DJs Michael Sheehan and Mary Alice, friendly bartenders (including Christian, with the chest-hair configuration of a young Sean Connery),…Read More

1999 Best Gay Club

Club Cafe

Boston

Just over the Back Bay border of the South End, this joint is the city’s gay answer to Cheers, a place where everybody knows your name—and probably has some good…Read More

1998 Best Gay Club

Club Cafe

Boston

One of the few gay bars you can go to where your friends— male and female, gay and straight— can all have a good time. Whether in a group or…Read More

1997 Best Gay Club

Buzz/Avalon

Boston

A toss up between Buzz on Saturday nights and Avalon on Sundays. If you’ve got the bod, doff the shirt and work up a sweat with the hotties on the…Read More

1997 Best Gay Club

Club Cafe

Boston

From dumpy to delicious, your options are unlimited at Club Cafe on Saturday nights. Guppies mingle around the piano bar or cruise the back lounges where music set at just…Read More

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