Best of Boston

2008 Best Gay Club

28 Degrees

With Boston’s bona fide gay bars going the way of BostonNow, it’s getting tough for the feyer sex to pick up a stiff drink and a well-blended man in the same place. Fortunately, local lounges are filling the void. While the South End’s 28 Degrees isn’t technically a gay venue, the camp-spiked cocktails (like the Ima Gimlet), Sunday drag shows, and fabulously fierce, male-dominated weeknight crowd (weekends get a smidge touristy) make labels obsolete. If a gay night out simply isn’t the same without the worn décor and cocktails served in plastic, both Fritz and the Eagle are a mere two blocks away.

1 Appleton St., Boston, 617-728-0728,