Nightlife

Gay in Back Bay

Club Café

It's a club! It's a cafe! It's cabaret! Anything goes at this glossy, gay nightlife extravaganza. There is live cabaret in the Napoleon Room six nights a week, while the main dance and lounge area has tea parties, s…
Bar in Back Bay

Bukowski Tavern

This sweet bar lies inside a parking garage next to the canyon of the Mass Pike. Expect sticky wooden tables, loud rock music, lots of black hoodies, plenty of cussing, a dozen different burgers and dogs, and more t…
Cafe in Back Bay

Wired Puppy

Delicious organic coffee, a welcoming atmosphere and free wi-fi or computer use. Surely that's all you need. But there's also the cozy, exposed-brick interior and the awesome outdoor patio. Plus, lots of love for yo…
Cocktail Bar in Back Bay

City Bar

For an intimate atmosphere and sweet selection of cocktails, this swish bar in the Lenox Hotel is not exactly a destination in and of itself, but it’s ideal for after-work or early-evening drinks. Sink into the leat…
Bar in Back Bay

Top of the Hub

Yes, it's touristy. And overpriced. And the food is not too inspiring. But the head-spinning city view makes it worthwhile to ride the elevator up to the 52nd floor of the Prudential Center. Come for spectacular sun…
Lounge in Back Bay

Brahmin

You may have never heard of Nightclub & Bar Magazine, but apparently they named this Back Bay original as the best lounge in the whole country! We understand why. The elegant atmosphere is enhanced by chandelier…
Cocktail Bar in Back Bay

Minibar

Located in the posh Copley Square Hotel, Minibar is much more enticing than your typical hotel bar. It’s a swank space with cushy couches, sexy people and good vibes. Most importantly, the bartenders mix deadly deli…
Cafe in Back Bay

Sofá Café

A transplant from São Paolo, this Newbury St newcomer is attracting dedicated coffee-drinkers to sample its aromatic Brazilian espresso drinks. The specialty flavors are truly enticing. The Ventura, for example, is …
Pub in Back Bay

Corner Tavern

A true neighborhood bar, the Corner Tavern has a decent beer selection, satisfying food and a welcoming laid-back atmosphere. It's convivial, but not overly crowded. The Sox are on the TVs (lots of TVs), but the vol…
Bar in Back Bay

Pour House

For years, young college students have introduced themselves to urban nightlife by enjoying cheap drinks and cheaper burgers in this pleasantly ratty bar. Service is friendly, food is decent and beers are cold. At l…