The packed dance floor at Machine on a Friday night. Photo by Jason Ekholm, courtesy of Machine. A recent Friday night visit to Machine Nightclub offered a welcome assault on the senses.
For more than 30 years, this Back Bay nightclub and restaurant has welcomed all comers, and remains a major player on the local LGBTQ scene. The Napoleon Room features excellent cabaret, including the popular weekly Broadway sing-along on Wednesday nights. The Moonshine Room is the place to go for Drag Bingo and other fun diversions.
It is often said that you either love Boston or New York, but never both. It is important to note that I am a New Yorker at heart, and my praise for Boston is offered sparingly. Instead of generalizing about the vibrant gay community in Boston and all that the city has to offer by way of gay bars and nightclubs, I have decided to highlight the spots that I enjoy most.
How is it that Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to legalize gay marriage yet our capital still cannot lay claim to a robust gay bar scene? Never mind that one of the legends, Paradise Club, closed last September after 28 years in glorious existence. Current tally of designated gay bars in Cambridge?
Boston Police, while doing wellness checks on area gay nightclubs, knock on the door of Machine on Boylston St. Individuals sign a book of condolences for the victims of the Orlando attack outside of Club Cafe in Boston. Herald photo by Chris Christo.
Lower Washington Street, s. It was a warm day for a cold war. The temperature reached 48 degrees in Wheeling, West Virginia, on February 20,
The nation's first openly gay state representative, Elaine Noblewas elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in These include "gay nights" at regularly "straight establishments" hosted by promoters such as Chris Harris Presents and The Welcoming Committee. The city's annual Pride Parade is large and well attended with an estimated 25, marchers in
Filled with history and known for its charming neighborhoods, Boston makes for a great destination for gay travelers to visit. A Boston Hotel that surpasses expectation and is ranked 1 in the country. It has hosted a range of idiosyncratic historic events such as a speech by Martin Luther King Jr.
This was not so unusual in the early s, when few gay men identified as such before they left high school. Some of us needed to walk around the block four or five times before finally pushing open a dimly lit, unmarked door. At the time, there were plenty of dimly lit doors in Boston.
Legacy Boston is located at Tremont Street which has been home to some of the most legendary venues in Boston nightlife in the last 20 years. Originally opening as Jukebox back inthe basement was home to the hottest nightclub in Boston at that time. Open 7 nights a week with a line down the street to fill one of the longest running clubs in Boston history which stayed open until After a serious renovation in Februarythe new venue called Matrix opened as a mainstream top 40 and house music club doing very successful with one of the most recognized and well known names in Boston DJ Adilson every Friday night.