Good Life

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Good Life Catering to fans of the local art and music scene, Good Life is an upscale multilevel club that draws a different crowd almost every night of the week, from rockers looking for live rock, funk, and blues bands and alternative... Boston United States 42.353498 -71.059176
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Party Earth Review Catering to fans of the local art and music scene, Good Life is an upscale multilevel club that draws a different crowd almost every night of the week, from rockers looking for live rock, funk, and blues bands and alternative... ... read full review

  • T Stop:

    Orange Line: Downtown Crossing; Green Line: Park Street; Blue Line: State

  • Phone:

    617-451-2622

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–Sa 11am–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Good Life Review

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Catering to fans of the local art and music scene, Good Life is an upscale multilevel club that draws a different crowd almost every night of the week, from rockers looking for live rock, funk, and blues bands and alternative...

Catering to fans of the local art and music scene, Good Life is an upscale multilevel club that draws a different crowd almost every night of the week, from rockers looking for live rock, funk, and blues bands and alternative types showing up for the underground DJs, to business people searching for a slightly sexier venue for their private events.

Early evenings see finance types stopping in for after-work cocktails and microbrews, most of them taking to the candlelit burgundy booths of the Vodka Lounge, a ten-degree, cellar-like room housing over a hundred types of vodka.

Two intimate bars upstairs feature rotating exhibits of abstract paintings by local artists, and provide more space for the chatty business crowd to mingle and flirt.

Later on, the suits are replaced by the kicks-and-hoodies set as loyal scenesters and music lovers roam up and down the stairs to check out what the DJs are spinning on both floors.

Though the club may be small, the diverse clientele and ever-changing action create an easygoing atmosphere that invites impromptu dance-offs and all-inclusive drunken revelry.

With a hip vibe and killer roster of acts, all who enter will be treated to the Good Life.

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Tip from Jonah:

Owned by a former DJ and artist, Good Life is always ready to support new talent. Check out the bottom of their website to book a spot!

  • Crowd

    Eclectic mix of business and finance professionals, music lovers, hipsters, rockers, artists, and alternative types, mid-20s to late 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live bands on Tuesday nights. Local and international DJ nights featuring underground, oldies, Top 40, and mash-ups. Plasma TVs. Art gallery with rotating exhibits. Check website for listings.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    American bistro cuisine featuring mac and cheese, lobster rolls, and seafood pasta, served for lunch and dinner. Twitter: @GoodLifeBar.

  • Prices

    Occasional cover charge $5–$10. Appetizers $10+, salads and sandwiches $10–$13, entrées $12–$18, desserts $8. Beer $3.50–$9, wine $6–$15, cocktails $6–$10, martinis $10.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Anything goes: jeans and sneakers, suits and dresses, club wear.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    There’s a completely different scene every night, but Saturdays are particularly popular for the DJ-spun blended hip-hop and house music.

  • Close By

    Revolution Rock Bar (200 High Street) is another DJ-heavy spot featuring alternative, classic, and punk rock.

Good Life User Reviews

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Great times guaranteed!
Privie A. Sep 1, 2013
This place is always popping and the ladies are NICE. Discover great venues like this and check out other users pics and comments using Privie (http://www.privielife.com/), Boston's very own nightlife app!
A Happy Medium in Downtown Boston
Meghan M. Oct 1, 2012
One of my biggest gripes with the nightlife in Boston is that too few bars cater to my friends' eclectic taste in music & vibe. Most nights, I find myself with three girlfriends who just want to dance, two dudes that want to sip on Bud Light and watch the Celtics, and one hipster who's on an endless quest for dubstep. In these situations, Good Life is our safest bet. Separated into three distinct bar areas, Good Life offers something for just about anyone. Right when you walk in, you'll find a bar decorated with funky art, a TV that's usually playing a game, and a few top notch bartenders that are quick to serve you a decently priced vodka tonic. To the right, you'll find another bar room. Probably full of people dancing to throwback beats, I've seen this room host bachelorette parties, birthdays, and just overall good times. Downstairs is where Good Life gets a bit crazy. You'll turn a corner to find a DJ, strobe lights, couches for lounging and a floor for dancing. The bar down here gets a little backed up, so I like to keep my tab open upstairs. Overall, if your friends are arguing over spending Saturday night in Faneuil Hall or Central Square, consider Good Life a happy medium for all tastes. And another big plus--being downtown makes it a lot easier to get a cab at last call!
Middle School Dance Event
Alisha K. Sep 6, 2012
The only time I've ever been to Good Life was for a special monthly event called the Middle School Dance. It's exactly how it sounds--all the songs you would hear when you were in middle school. It is probably one of the better monthly events in Boston. Who wouldn't want to sing and dance to Backstreet Boys and do the macarena while they're drinking? The bar itself is also pretty cool, it's separated into two levels. I didn't get a chance to see the downstairs since it was packed, but the main floor is separated into a bar area and a dance floor area. The dance floor area wasn't too big but I didn't feel uncomfortable at all. The cover was only $5 and definitely worth it. I would definitely go back to this place with or without the event.
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