Boston offers many opportunities for visitors including walking the Freedom Trail, museums, live music venues, numerous parks, and even a trip to Harvard and Faneuil Hall Marketplace to witness street performers. Between all these activities, don’t forget to take an evening out in the town to check out the nightlife which includes lively bars to enjoy fun sing-alongs with local patrons and nightclubs to spend a carefree evening dancing the night away. Please refer to the following curated listing of the best nightclubs in Boston, Massachusetts to visit during your stay in Beantown while watching the harbor turn green for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the Boston Marathon, or just checking out this east coast history-rich city. Check out the best nightclubs in Boston, Massachusetts.
1. The Alley Bar
Located along the waterfront at Rowe’s Wharf, the Alley Bar is a staple in Boston’s nightlife. Pop in to enjoy theme nights including pool and karaoke along with a lively crowd of local patrons. Order one of the local craft beers before hitting the dance floor at this bi-level dance club which offers weekend dance parties.
The Alley Bar
Address: 14 PI Alley
Website: The Alley Bar
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 2pm - 2am
2. The Grand Boston
Enjoy an evening out in Boston at its opulent Grand Boston nightclub where only those adhering to the stylish dress code will be admitted. Sit back and enjoy a cocktail in one of their caramel-colored leather booths before taking to the floor to enjoy a line up of top DJs spinning a variety of tracks. This high-tech dance club features an open glass staircase, a kinetic lighting system and LED wall, private areas with phone charging stations and Wifi to aid in posting your Instagram memories, and stadium VIP seating.
The Grand Boston
Address: Suite 300 - 58 Seaport Boulevard
Website: The Grand Boston
Opening hours: Mon & Thurs: 10pm - 2am; Fri & Sat: 9:30pm - 2am
3. House of Blues
Before enjoying an evening grooving to the rock and blues performances featured at the House of Blues, take time to enjoy a meal of jambalaya, finger-licking baby back ribs, cajun seasoned fries, and a slice of key lime pie. The House of Blues was established by the Blues Brothers, Jim Belushi and Dan Akroyd, as a venue to enjoy Southern dishes while enjoying live music. This franchise throughout the US features gospel brunches on the weekend for patrons to enjoy as well.
House of Blues
Address: 15 Lansdowne Street
Website: House of Blues
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 4pm - 10pm and later on show nights
After spending a day touring the Freedom Trail or cruising Boston Harbor, take an evening to enjoy this spacious multi-level megaclub where you can dance the night away while DJs play numerous up-tempo tracks from their repertoire. Be prepared for an evening of live music when the curtain rises on their spacious stage to reveal the featured act of the evening. Take a break from the action to enjoy a cocktail on one of their plush leather couches throughout the lounge area.
Address: 279 Tremont Street
Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 10pm - 2am (closed on Mon - Thu)
Candibar is the first ECO-friendly nightclub in Boston featuring 1.2 million colors illuminating the futuristic space that change in rhythm to the music decibels rising from the DJ booth. While enjoying the music being spun and taking in the unique ambiance of the club, sit back and enjoy a cocktail on one of the leather couches. Ladies can enjoy sitting on lip-shaped, red leather chairs while placing their purses down on heart-shaped tables as they take a break from the pulsing lights and techno music. VIP tables are available for patrons of the nightclub to enjoy as well.
Address: 275 Tremont Street
Opening hours: Thu - Sun: 10pm - 2am (closed on Mon - Wed)
6. Icon Nightclub
Enjoy an evening out on the town in Boston at the spacious Icon Nightclub with its state of the art sound and lighting system. Host your own private party or just drop in for an evening of dancing to house, hip-hop, Latin, or Top 40 hits. There are plush velvet couches where patrons can rest their feet, especially those in high heels, and enjoy a bottle of champagne with their party or a single cocktail. Icon provides a high-energy environment with a private feel to enjoy an evening of music and dancing.
Address: 100 Warrenton Street
Website: Icon Nightclub
Opening hours: Thu - Tue: 10:30pm - 2am; Wed: 9am - 5pm, 10:30pm - 2am
7. Good Life
Before cutting loose on one of two dance floors, enjoy a casual dinner at the restaurant where you can fuel up on casual fares such as pizza, fish tacos, burgers, salads, and flatbread. The Good Life offers patrons rotating hip-hop, electro, and house evenings during the week to enjoy in their compact club. After spending the evening working up a sweat to the live music, head upstairs to the pub to enjoy a refreshingly cold drink before calling it a night.
Address: 28 Kingston Street
Website: Good Life
Opening hours: Mon: 11am - 10pm; Tue - Wed: 11am - 11pm; Thu - Fri: 11am - 2am; Sat: 4pm - 2am (closed on Sun)
After a day checking out Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts or taking in the beautiful gardens at Boston Common, head over to the W Hotel’s trendy nightclub, Tunnel, for an evening of dancing and live music. Take a break from the pulsing LED lights and overwhelmingly loud music to relax on one of their leather couches in the lounge area. As you relax from the day’s activities, take time to enjoy the bottle service offered at your table before returning to your accommodations to rest up for the next day of discovery.
Address: 100 Stuart Street
Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 10pm - 2am; Tue - Thu: 11pm - 2am (closed on Mon, Wed & Sun)
9. Cure Lounge
Enjoy an evening of DJ’s spinning dance music in Boston’s glam night spot, Cure. Enjoy relaxing in one of their lounges decorated in a Victoria Chic design with brocade chairs or on leather couches illuminated with modern Chinese lanterns hanging above the bar with a subtle, sophisticated color palate. Make certain to check out this historical gem in Boston for an energetic evening.
Address: 246 Tremont Street
Website: Cure Lounge
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 10am - 2am
10. Howl at the Moon Boston
If you need a place to rock instead of enduring techno while in Boston, this is the place to do it. Howl at the Moon is a lively bar with talented artists backed up by electric guitar, drums, and dueling pianos in a friendly environment to let loose and kick up your heels. Before getting the party started, enjoy a novelty cocktail at the bar. Rock out in a high energy environment while participating in a lively sing along to such rock classics as Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’, Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer or Joan Jett’s rock anthem, I Love Rock N Roll, before switching it up to more recent hits like Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off, Fun’s We Are Young or Walk the Moon’s Shut Up and Dance.
Howl at the Moon Boston
Address: 184 High Street
Website: Howl at the Moon Boston
Opening hours: Wed - Fri: 4pm - 2am; Sat 5pm - 2am; Sun: 7pm - 2am; (closed on Mon & Tue)
Get ready to kick up your heels at Boston's nightclubs
After spending a day sightseeing in this New England gem and indulging in lobster rolls, a bowl of creamy Boston clam chowder, and a slice of chocolate, cream-filled Boston cream pie, don’t forget to make time to experience Boston’s electric night club scene ranging in dance clubs featuring DJs spinning techno vibes to bars featuring a more Rock N Roll vibe with singable setlists. Whatever, the vibe you’re going for after a day checking out Boston’s culture and historical side, get ready to spend an evening cutting loose at one of Boston’s trendy or well-established clubs during your stay.
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