Best of Boston

2001 Best Singles Scene, Gay

Club Café

This fairly upscale bar, club, and restaurant is still the staple of Boston’s South End gay scene, despite its consistently overpriced food. Still, you don’t come here to eat. You come to be seen, drink with friends, and flirt with the many single men and women who flock here, especially on Thursday nights. The crowded back room and video bar is where most of the action is (no, not that kind of action), and it’s a great place to meet new people—or bump into exes you hoped you’ve never, ever see again.

209 Columbus Ave., Boston, 617-536-0966,