Top 5 Best Rap / Hip-Hop Nightclubs in Boston, MA [2022 GUIDE]

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With over 43 venues in Boston, there are many places to choose from whether you're looking for a crazy night out or a lounge atmosphere. Don't worry! We're going to list out the best clubs in Boston that you should definitely check out.

Big Night Live

Best Rap / Hip-Hop nightclub in Boston!
Big Night Live

Big Night Live is a top tier luxury music hall unlike any other venue in Boston. The massive 40,000 square feet multi-level performance and event space offers 30 VIP tables with bottle service for those truly looking for the next level of nightclub partying. Red crystal chandeliers hang from high ceilings while Venetian curtains draped across wood-finished walls add a vivid splash of color. The walls are full of amazing pieces of photography and original art to keep the eye busy. The concert hall has a tiered structure, with the lowest level closest to the stage, LED walls surround the stage as well as a supersonic state-of-the-art Funktion-One sound system. Three expansive bars, and luxurious private suites overlook the stage coming together to give party goers an unforgettable experience. They plan to book 200 or so artists a year to play at the venue to rival the likes of famous Boston venues like House of Blues and TD Garden. At Big Night Live, guests are exposed to a unique club experience at what appears to be the cross between a ritzy Las Vegas lounge and industrial New York warehouse.

  • 110 Causeway St Boston, MA 02114 United States
  • North End
  • Varies depending on events
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Hava

Hava

Designed by John Stefanon of JFS Design Studio, HAVA aims to be a club that combines history and mood to create the perfect ambiance for a nightclub in 2020. Their vision is to be the type of venue that Mozart would wish to get wild in with a few friends and a ton of bottles. Finished with a “Victorian Chic” design, the glamorized cues of HAVA are evident from the moment you step in. Bold dramatic statements of shapes and patterns with a subtle, sophisticated color palette, balance and juxtapose each other in Jing-Jang form to bring a unique vibe to this historical Boston gem. The two lounges, the Main Lounge and the Black Lounge, within HAVA give off distinctly different moods to its guests where they can enjoy themselves in a gorgeous, inviting and unique space. The luxurious atmosphere coupled with retro modern feel gives this nightclub an atmosphere that’s hard to forget. HAVA is where you go to experience a more streamlined and sophisticated version of clubbing so be sure to check it out.

  • 246 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116 United States
  • Theater District
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Icon

Icon

Icon is one of the city's most ‘icon’-ic clubs by managing to blend the appeal of a high-energy nightclub with an ultra-exclusive lounge to create a unique and unstoppable clubbing experience. With over 7,000 square feet of extraordinary design and extravagant décor as well as a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, ICON promises an exciting and over-the-top experience for the discerning dance music enthusiasts. On Friday and Saturday nights, the cool crowd lines up to dance the night away to DJ-supplied tunes which are usually a mix of Latin, house and hip-hop tracks. You would be hard pressed to find a better place to party than ICON. The place has hosted wild events and will continue to do so.

  • 100 Warrenton St Boston, MA 02116 United States
  • Theater District
  • 11 pm - 2 am Thu - Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Venu

Venu

Venu is Boston’s leading nightclub destination, catering to a cultivated clientele with higher sensibilities. Since opening its doors in 1999, the venue has undeniably maintained its position as one of the most popular cosmopolitan nightclubs in Boston. Venu’s is undoubtedly due to its provision of unparalleled exemplary customer service where Venu’s management goes all out in the effort to guarantee that all the club’s patrons leave with an exceptional and memorable experience.The simple yet stunning 6,500 square foot space creates a magnificent picture with its sleek lines, rich textures and modern elements. The decor and design were elegantly styled to evoke the aura of a world-class venue. The entrance into the main room serves as a spectacular viewpoint for the stylish VIP tables that surround the dance floor in an astounding multi-tiered plan. The dance floor, on the lowest tier, creates a brilliant focal point in the center of the room for the guests. Every night the state-of-the-art sound system brings the club to life and a custom designed lighting system creates an ultra-sensory experience. Simply put, this elegant and renowned club is one of Boston’s most sought after places to party.

  • 100 Warrenton St Boston, MA 02116 United States
  • Theater District
  • 10:00 pm - 2 am Thu - Sun
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Middle East Downstairs

Middle East Downstairs

Smaller than its downstairs sibling, this enduring rock venue features underground & indie bands.

  • 472-480 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
  • Cambridge
  • $

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Boston Nightclubs FAQ

What time does the headlining DJ usually start performing in Boston clubs?

The headlining DJ will usually start performing around 12:00 AM.

How long do DJs play in Boston?

The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.

What is the dress code like at Boston Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to clubs.

How can I get into Boston Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs for free?

Some Boston Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs have a free ladies guest list, and have a free even ratio guest list – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party.

Keep in mind that many Boston Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guest list on our events page.

How can I book bottle service for Boston Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs?

You can book bottle service directly on Discotech by visiting the Boston page.

How much is bottle service at Boston clubs?

Bottle service and table minimums at Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs can get pretty expensive in Boston, but every nightclub is different.

The best way to find out is to visit the events page and choose the event you're thinking of going.

Should I buy tickets to get into Boston Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs?

If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artists. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guest list.

Many Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs in Boston are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.

Which Boston nightclubs play EDM and electronic music?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in Boston.

Which Boston nightclubs play hip-hop?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in Boston.

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