Party Earth Review Lovers of Latin and danceable techno will line the sidewalk most nights outside Venu, a Theater District hotspot from the same folks behind club Rumor, District Lounge, and Cure Lounge. The cozy dance floor unfolds... ... read full review
100 Warrenton Street
Boston, MA 02116
Orange Line: Tufts Medical Center, Chinatown
Back Bay, Boston –
Lovers of Latin and danceable techno will line the sidewalk most nights outside Venu, a Theater District hotspot from the same folks behind club Rumor, District Lounge, and Cure Lounge.
The cozy dance floor unfolds past a hallway accessed via a short flight of stairs, rimmed with low sofas so sexy club kids can take a break after grinding to the beats, either to sling $15 cocktails in plastic cups or segue into some more grinding with a new-found friend.
Electronic dominates on Thursdays, with trance and progressive usually mixing with dubstep, while Fridays tend to go heavy on international and Latin house. Gay Latin Wednesdays are also a big hit with the boys (and the girls who love them), but no matter the night, DJs periodically pause to announce birthdays to big cheers and there’s always lots of iced bottles flowing through the room to the VIP tables.
The space has a very contemporary feel, with wood furnishings mixed with block pillars and understated accents, though a second room goes for a sleeker metal aesthetic, perhaps to complement the cool Latin rhythms that another DJ spins in the space most nights.
Of course, it’s doubtful anyone’s paying attention to the décor, especially when Saturdays pack the house with Top 40 mash-ups and even more Latin hits, and patrons climb the railings above the dance pit to cheer and leer.
A place to get spendy and slip into something chic, Venu is the venue of choice for young clubbers looking to let loose and maybe make some bad decisions with a stranger.
Mix of industry folks, young professionals blowing off steam, post-grads blowing their first paycheck, party girls, internationals, and the occasional celeb or pro athlete, mid-20s to late 30s.
DJs in the main room spin electronica, Latin rhythms, and Top 40 mash-ups depending on the night. Additional DJ in second room typically spins Latin beats all night.
Projectors in both rooms usually play provocative visuals to the music.
No food. Coat check. Venue available for corporate events and private rental.
Cover charge $15–$30, ladies free before 11:30pm Saturdays. Beer $8–$10, wine $8–$10/glass, cocktails and rails $10–$15, bottle service $300+.
Dressy chic: Button-downs, designer jeans, blazers, Forever 21 sequin tanks, miniskirts, snake skin pumps.
Varying music nights will determine the best time for individuals to go, with Wednesdays a big hit for a gay crowd yearning for Latin beats and Fridays and Saturdays obviously the busiest in general, often filling up by 11:30pm.
Rise (306 Stuart Street) keeps the party going late. It’s not the chicest club in town, but it is the city’s only after-hours joint, keeping the dance floor packed till 6am on Fridays and Saturdays.