There is never a dull moment at this South End nightclub and restaurant—and it’s been this way since 1983. With Trivia Tuesdays, Karaoke Wednesdays and Drag Race Thursdays as part of its regular programming, Club Café proves it’s the place to be any day of the week. The restaurant, with its distinctive conservatory overlooking Columbus Avenue, serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Guests often stick around for some fabulous piano-accompanied cabaret or venture over to the venue’s dance floor for a night of clubbing. Aside from regular programming, there’s a series of special happenings each month, so check their events calendar for the most up-to-date guests.
Massachusetts was the first state to legalize gay marriage, and Boston’s nightlife has long tailoring its venues to celebrate this pride all year round. Whether it’s a night of dancing at one of the city’s most iconcic gay bars or clubs, or cheering on performers during one of The Hub’s famous, premier drag shows, there are plenty of places to find a little LGBTQ-friendly fun around these parts. Check out our guide to find a venue catering to your specific needs—from inclusive eateries with themed nights to cabarets with piano-accompanied sing-alongs. If none of these lively options strike your fancy, you can also explore the best dive bars, cocktail lounges and speakeasies in Boston.
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