Bars & Clubs

Gay Scene

2017 Winner: Club Café

It’s been around for more than 30 years and still attracts a block-long line of gays waiting to get inside. It’s either a Madonna concert or Club Café, the ’83-born, still-pounding heart of Boston’s LGBT community: a go-to gathering spot for orgs planning activism over alcohol, a steward of gay cabaret culture in its front lounge and a default dance destination in its rear club, where coming out to bump and grind remains a rite of passage.

Club Café

209 Columbus Ave., Boston • (617) 536-0966

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