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2013 BEST Lesbian Club

The Midway Cafe

Jamaica Plain

Here’s a low-key J.P. hangout, strewn all year long with Christmas lights, where the drinks are cheap and everyone is welcome—especially on Thursday evenings, when revelers dance on stage between songs during Queeraoke/Women’s Dance Night. Machine may be the place… read more»

2012 BEST Lesbian Club

The Midway Cafe

Jamaica Plain

Throw on a pair of skinnies, grab your cash, and make like it’s the ’90s at the Midway, which on Thursday nights transforms from a mostly-locals dive bar into a hub for gay women (and the straight folks who love… read more»

2011 BEST Lesbian Club

Fourth Fridays at the Milky Way

Jamaica Plain

Once a month, the girls here get the place all to themselves—and is it ever worth the wait. A scorching mix of beats keeps the dance floor jammed, but the real action takes place on the periphery, packed with those… read more»

2009 BEST Lesbian Club

Milky Way Lounge & Lanes

Jamaica Plain

Dyke Night impresario Kristen Porter comes up a winner either way, as the only worthy contenders here are Second Saturdays (at bouncin’ Fenway nightclub Machine) and Menage à Trois, a.k.a. Fourth Fridays (at J.P.’s Milky Way), both dance events that… read more»

2008 BEST Lesbian Club

Midway Café

Jamaica Plain

In a nightlife scene that at its worst can pass for an endless Greek mixer—scrupulously gelled studs angling for meticulously dolled-up girls—the Midway is the city’s all-inclusive off-campus rager. The music dive bar is sweaty, dark, loud, and packed on… read more»

2007 BEST Lesbian Club

Midway Cafe

Jamaica Plain

Real women appreciate good beer and know how to cut loose when the music starts. That’s why so many of them frequent the Midway. Thanks to an event calendar of crowd-pleasers like Queeraoke, the bar’s dance floor quakes seven nights… read more»

2006 BEST Lesbian Club



Like its drinks, Toast’s female clientele is a blend of strong and smooth. Those looking for action grind on the dance floor. When the pulsing Madonna and Michael Jackson soundtrack puts the kibosh on conversation, seasoned regulars and experimental newcomers… read more»

2003 BEST Lesbian Club

Club Hollywood Boston at Ekco Lounge


Butches and femmes hoist their bottles together here on Saturday nights, when this Chinatown karaoke lounge and dance club becomes the closest thing lesbians have to a downtown clubhouse. Two levels of dance floors offer ample space for the mostly… read more»

2002 BEST Lesbian Club

Dyke Night, Midway Café

Jamaica Plain

Not that there’s much competition in these parts, but Thursday night at the Midway Café is the place to see and be seen in the lesbian community. With a cowgirl aesthetic and more dykes than Holland in the rainy season,… read more»

2001 BEST Lesbian Club

Midway Café

Jamaica Plain

“Dyke Night” at the Midway Café in Jamaica Plain is, as the name so subtly suggests, geared toward lesbians. Still, it’s a credit to Dyke Night Productions, which puts on this Thursday night party, that you don’t have to like… read more»