Best of Boston

BEST Gay Club

2000 BEST Gay Club

Vapor

Boston

The owners of Chaps were so excited about last summer’s renovation that they gave their club a new name. Reincarnated as Vapor, the space has a new floor plan, a beefed-up sound system, and an amplified light show. Already the… read more»

1999 BEST Gay Club

Buzz

Boston

Two dance floors crammed with beautifully sweaty bodies, awesome music by DJs Michael Sheehan and Mary Alice, friendly bartenders (including Christian, with the chest-hair configuration of a young Sean Connery), and a lounge where conversation is almost audible. What’s not… read more»

1999 BEST Gay Club

Club Cafe

Boston

Just over the Back Bay border of the South End, this joint is the city’s gay answer to Cheers, a place where everybody knows your name—and probably has some good gossip on you. Unlike most gay clubs, Club Cafe really… read more»

1998 BEST Gay Club

Club Cafe

Boston

One of the few gay bars you can go to where your friends— male and female, gay and straight— can all have a good time. Whether in a group or with a friend this is the best bet for a… read more»

1997 BEST Gay Club

Club Cafe

Boston

From dumpy to delicious, your options are unlimited at Club Cafe on Saturday nights. Guppies mingle around the piano bar or cruise the back lounges where music set at just the right volume stimulates conversation, and inexpensive drinks hasten lubrication. read more»

1997 BEST Gay Club

Buzz/Avalon

Boston

A toss up between Buzz on Saturday nights and Avalon on Sundays. If you’ve got the bod, doff the shirt and work up a sweat with the hotties on the dance floor. In button-down mode? Slink over to the bar,… read more»

1984 BEST Gay Club

Metro (Sundays only)

Boston

Pretty straight the rest of the week. read more»