Party Earth Review Tucked between the South End and Back Bay, Club Café is a buzzing hetero-friendly gay hotspot perfect for high-energy evenings with a vibrant crowd. Early evenings see well-dressed couples sliding into the upholstered... ... read full review
209 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Orange Line: Back Bay; Green Line: Arlington
M–Th 4pm–2am, F–Sa noon–2am, Su 11am–2am
Nightclub: W–Sa 9pm–2am
Back Bay, Boston –
Tucked between the South End and Back Bay, Club Café is a buzzing hetero-friendly gay hotspot perfect for high-energy evenings with a vibrant crowd.
Early evenings see well-dressed couples sliding into the upholstered booths in the warm red and brown lounge for a bite to eat before heading in to see what’s happening in the Napoleon Room, a cozy cabaret featuring variety shows, sing-alongs, and open mic nights.
A backlit stainless steel bar provides space for groups of chattering men – some in eye-catching sequin gowns – to down ginger peach martinis and get in some pre-party flirting.
Later on, the buzzed crowd slips through the door behind the bar into the Moonshine Room for an exuberant dance party to the DJ’s mix of 80s classics and Top 40 hits, as sparkly music videos projected from the stage form the backdrop for the ensuing frenzy of booty shaking.
Hangovers notwithstanding, the fun-loving crowd heads back on Sundays for the Bloody Mary brunch, making Club Café the perfect place for both a wild night on the town and a hearty meal to recover from it.
Diverse mix of trendy singles, gays and lesbians, young professionals, and sophisticated couples, mid-20s to late 30s.
Nightly piano player, cabaret, sing-alongs, comedy, and variety shows in the Napoleon Room starting between 7 and 9pm.
Theme nights include Musical Mondays featuring clips from musicals and Broadway performances at 7pm; Stump! Trivia Tuesdays at 8pm; Karaoke Wednesdays at 9pm; Dance Revolution Thursdays at 10pm featuring retro hits; Edge Fridays and Mayhem Saturdays featuring Top 40 and hip-hop; and a Back 2 Basics Tea Dance Sundays at 4pm featuring 70s, 80s, and 90s favorites. Free Wi-Fi.
Full menu including pasta bolognese, wild Atlantic salmon, and char-grilled flatiron steak frites.
Bloody Mary brunch Su 11am–3pm. Discounts available for Club Café members. Patrons with theater tickets receive 20% off.
Tickets for shows and concerts $25–$50, nightclub cover charge $5–$10 after 10pm. Brunch $13, appetizers $4–$8, entrées $10–$18, prix fixe dinner $22. Beer $5, wine $6–$9, cocktails $10–$12.
Anything goes: both men and women dress in everything from jeans and nice tops to silver sequins, feather boas, and tight dresses.
Fridays and Saturdays for the live entertainment and dancing, or Sundays for the Bloody Mary brunch.
Spend a Sunday drinking Bloody Marys at Fritz’s (26 Chandler Street) before heading to Club Café for a night of dancing.