Royale Boston

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Royale Boston Without question one of the most hopping spots in Beantown, Royale Boston draws hordes of single coeds looking for fun. Boston United States 42.3497575 -71.0653161
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Party Earth Review Without question, Royale Boston is one of the hottest Beantown clubbing spots, playing host to hordes of young singles looking for fun. The elaborate main floor, whose carved moldings and crystal chandeliers hark... ... read full review

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    Green Line: Boylston; Orange Line: NE Medical Center

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  • Hours:

    F, Sa 10pm–2am, occasional Th and Su for special events

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    • Night Spot

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Without question one of the most hopping spots in Beantown, Royale Boston draws hordes of single coeds looking for fun.

Without question, Royale Boston is one of the hottest Beantown clubbing spots, playing host to hordes of young singles looking for fun.

The elaborate main floor, whose carved moldings and crystal chandeliers hark back to the venue’s past as an opera house, is fitted out with an ultra-modern sound system and lights that whip the mix of fashionable college students, hip young professionals, bachelorettes, and passionate club goers into a bumping and grinding frenzy on the dance floor that dominates the center of the room.

Heavy flirting is definitely the name of the game here, with nightly DJs and the occasional band providing a soundtrack of club, hip-hop, and dance music from their place in front of the red velvet curtain on stage.

Sweaty dancers in need of a cocktail and a spot to cool down can head to the semicircular bar, backlit in blue and situated a bit away from the chaos, or make their way up to the U-shaped balcony for a bird’s-eye view of the action or to see who’s partying in the exclusive VIP section.

Always lively and packed with beautiful people, Royale Boston is a must for any club lover looking to let loose.

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Tip from Adriana:

Call ahead to reserve a table in the VIP section – not only will you get to skip the line, you’ll also have a place to make sure you look good before hitting the dance floor.

  • Crowd

    Hip young professionals, upscale college students, singles, and birthday and bachelorette parties, mostly 20s to mid-30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Rotating roster of DJs, which has included the likes of Pauly D from Jersey Shore, spin mostly house, hip-hop, funk, and dance. Occasional theme nights.

    Concerts in association with live music promoter Bowery Presents include shows by artists like M.I.A., Phish, Passion Pit, and Wolfmother.

    Check website for schedule of events.

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  • Prices

    Cover charge $10–$15. Beer $6–$10, cocktails $9–$15.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Dress to impress: button-downs and dress pants or jeans for men, and cocktail dresses, skirts, some jeans, and heels for women. Dress code: no sandals or ripped clothing.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Royale is only open on Fridays and Saturdays, so both nights draw big crowds.

  • Close By

    Just up the street at the W Boston is Market (100 Stuart Street), a restaurant owned by master chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten that’s perfect for an amazing pre-club dinner.

Royale Boston User Reviews

Average rating:
Euro-like venue, great fun!
Privie A. Sep 1, 2013
Gotta go here if you haven't hit this venue yet, music is poppin and the ladies can't stop coming in! Get on their guestlists for reduced cover using Boston's own Privie (, the nightlife app!
Loud, Dark, and Expensive
Chelsea T. Jun 19, 2013
I ended up at Royale for the Military Ball partly by accident, and probably would have enjoyed myself had I been more prepared. If you're looking for a trendy dance club then this is the spot. It's massive, with balconies on the second floor and a huge stage that features attractive dancers. This particular event catered to the LGBT community, with muscled dudes wearing nothing but briefs and combat boots. When I was there, the main dance floor was packed, but there are multiple bars and getting a drink wasn't as much of a hassle as I thought it would be. The drinks are pretty expensive though, but most of the clubs in Boston are anyway. I got a bottled beer for $6, but mixed drinks are at least $9 for a small glass. The music is, of course, incredibly loud, but if you're at Roayle you're there to dance and there's plenty of room for it. I wasn't too impressed with the DJ, but it really didn't matter the longer I stayed. I was with a couple of friends but it was impossible to have a conversation with them over the music. Staff was super friendly, handled the huge crowd efficiently, and like the dancers, are very attractive. This club attracts a young, stylish crowd so if you're planning a trip to Royale pull out your favorite cocktail dress and guys, iron your shirt, because people tend to get pretty dressed up.
Huge Dancefloor, Expensive Drinks
Nicholas M. Mar 28, 2013
I've been to Royale a bunch of times, and every time I walk away with a different impression. I'm usually leave tired and happy, but sometimes the whole spectacle of the place comes off as insincere. There are dancers everywhere, acrobats, and the staff tend to dress up in costumes of a certain theme. It's cute at first, but gets a little dry after a few visits. This place is expensive. Drink prices all seem to be north of $10, and you only get a small snifter for what you're paying. The cover is usually twenty dollars, but if you keep a look out when you're there it's pretty easy to get free passes for the next time you go back. Just hang around bars and the shot girls and you should be able to obtain some free passes organically. The club is huge. The main dance floor is definitely one of the biggest in Boston, and it fills up on most weekend nights. If you rent a table, the service is excellent and you can get away from the herd. However, tables are obviously going to cost you a lot... bottle service even more. The crowd is young and full of good-looking people. It's a great place for dancing and you're guaranteed to meet some cool people if you walk in with an open mind.
Very fun with large group of friends
Robbin W. Jan 28, 2013
I've been to Royale twice now in the past year. I highly suggest purchasing tickets in advance and going for their big events. I went both times with a group of 20+ people and had so much fun. They have trapeze dancers flying around from the ceiling and the DJ is always pretty good. Great place for dancing and always make sure to check out the after - photos by their professional photographer haha.
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