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Best Gay Club

2013 Best Gay Club

Club Cafe

Boston
With brunch, trivia, late-night drinks, dancing, and a solid crowd of regulars, Club Cafe has it all. For decades, this place—at a prime intersection of […] read more»
2012 Best Gay Club

Guerrilla Queer Bar

Here’s the secret every Boston queen already knows: The best gay club in the city isn’t a place at all—it’s a moving target. Enter the […] read more»
2011 Best Gay Club

Boston Guerrilla Queer Bar

The best gay club in town? Whichever “straight” bar (their words) this grassroots group decides to take over, flash-mob style. Unlikely past locales have included […] read more»
2009 Best Gay Club

Dbar

Dorchester
By far the least pretentious of the Hub’s gay hot spots, this nightclub-restaurant hybrid presents a compelling case for venturing beyond the Back Bay/South End […] read more»
2008 Best Gay Club

28 Degrees

Boston
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 […] read more»
2007 Best Gay Club

Dbar

Dorchester
It’s tough to find a hangout that appeals on this many fronts. If you’re hungry, an outstanding full-service menu is available until 10 p.m., with […] read more»
2006 Best Gay Club

Dbar

Dorchester
Every evening at the stroke of 10 p.m. this unselfconscious Dorchester hot spot seamlessly morphs from restaurant to nightclub. Sleek wood and leather interior trimmings […] read more»
2003 Best Gay Club

Campus Night at Manray

Cambridge
Think young. Then subtract two years. That’s the average age of a ManRay patron on Thursday “Campus Nights,” which draw a 19-plus crowd of supersweet […] read more»
2002 Best Gay Club

Saturday Nights, BUZZ-Boston

Boston
The good news: Only gorgeous men seem to be allowed in Buzz on Saturdays. The bad news: Only gorgeous men seem to be allowed in […] read more»
2001 Best Gay Club

ManRay (Campus)

Cambridge
Okay, so the crowd here is young. But this long-time favorite of gay and bisexual college boys and girls is still packing them in every […] read more»
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 […] 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 […] 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. […] 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 […] 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 […] read more»