Best of Boston

2009 Best Dance Club

Middlesex Lounge

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 on the dance floor. This minimalist club has the feel of a house party, with front-row beats by Hearthrob, Soul Clap, DJ Kon, and other electronic mix-masters, plus strong theme nights that range from French pop to a ’90s dance jam. While the Enormous Room’s undeniably comfy couches tend to attract slouches, the Mid-sex keeps it lively with a monster video screen, benches that roll right up to (or away from) the action, and a crowd that’s bumping from open to close on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights.

315 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-868-6739,