Best of Boston

Best Dance Club

2010 Best Dance Club, Grownups

Tango By Moonlight

Somerville
A cool dance night that comes with instruction? That’s what you’ll get when you try Tango by Moonlight, a 14-year-old tradition that takes the passion […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] read more»
2005 Best Dance Club, Gay

Avalon, Sunday nights

Boston
Many area nightspots sponsor weekly gay nights, but none satisfies the masses quite like Avalon Sundays. Beautiful players sip cocktails and get groovy in superlative […] 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 […] read more»
2004 Best Dance Club, Gay

Buzz

Boston
You could go to Buzz just for the bartenders—they’re pure eye candy, completely unpretentious (nice, even), and they pour a stiff drink. Or, you could […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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»
1992 Best Dance Club, (Avec Pretensions)

Yvonne’s

Boston
Be a member or latch onto one at this private evening club, which has dancing, for members only, Thursday through Saturday nights. read more»