Boston City Guide

Boston Nightlife & Entertainment

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But Boston's nightlife doesn't lack for variety. Boston entertainment choices range from the Lansdowne Street and Theatre District dance clubs and bars that cater to the young crowd, to the Euro-chic lounges in the Back Bay, to sophisticated live jazz clubs in Cambridge.


Insider's Guide:

The Best of Nightlife & Entertainment in Boston

Boston bleeds green. At The Black Rose (160 State St near Quincy Market), you can enjoy a pint, Irish pub fare, live music, and spirited conversation.

For microbrew fans, Boston Beer Works has a huge local following. Boston Beer Works keeps 15 microbrews on tap at any one time. The downtown bar (112 Canal St) has a billiards room, and their location at 61 Brookline Ave. is conveniently close to Fenway Park.

The Comedy Connection (2nd Floor Quincy Market Building Faneuil Hall) has been packing them in for more than 25 years. The club features national headline acts and emerging new talent. There are two shows on weekend nights and it's worth attending.

If you like your jazz with barbecue, head to Ryles Jazz Club (212 Hampshire St in Cambridge). This nightclub/bar caters to a diverse crowd and features jazz in the main room and swing and Latin dancing upstairs.

The Roxy (279 Tremont St) is as frenzied as Boston gets. The dance floor is huge and the DJ spins house/techno dance music for a hip crowd that loves to dance. There's both a dress code and cover charge. 

After a night of carousing, a relaxing day in the park may be just the thing. On the next page, we highlight Boston's most relaxing activities.