Top 10 Best Nightclubs in Boston, MA [2020 GUIDE]

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With over 30 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.

The Grand

Best nightclub in Boston!
The Grand

Upon walking up the master staircase or taking the private elevator, guests are brought into a luxurious ambiance that blends old Hollywood glamour with modern technology and design. Big Night Entertainment Group is behind the city's most high-end nightlife experience which aims to set the new standard in event space and nightlife. The 12,000 square feet venue is able to fit 800 people who can enjoy its elevated platforms and multiple levels which offer every guest the best view in the house to custom content from Steve Aoki’s VJ and animation team, electric performances aided by the state-of-the-art kinetic light system, and 70-foot LED wall which wraps around the dance floor. Located in the middle of the Seaport action, The Grand is an exceptionally fun place to let loose and party. The venue also regularly features international chart-topping DJs and celebrity performers like Shaquille O'Neal (DJ Diesel).

  • 58 Seaport Blvd Suite 300 Boston, MA 02210 United States
  • Waterfront
  • 9:30 PM – 2 AM Fri, Sat 10 PM – 2 AM Sun, Mon
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$

Big Night Live

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
  • $$

Memoire

Memoire

From when first opened its doors, Mémoire proved that it was going to be one of the top clubs in Boston by featuring a lineup of star-studded DJs: Shaquille O’Neal (DJ Diesel), Fadil El Ghoul (R3HAB), and Steve Aoki on its opening night. Since then, the number of high-class DJ performances have only increased. At this venue patrons are encouraged to come make memories like never before. Located in Wynn Encore Boston Harbor, which is owned by the same brothers in charge of Wynn in Las Vegas, Mémoire accommodates up to 650 guests. Its 8,000 square feet venue gives off the atmosphere of a luxury nightlife destination with its lustrous gold surfaces, plush accents, sensuous leather contours, custom marble tables, glistening chandeliers, and state-of-the-art technology. With a firm emphasis on cultivating a VIP experience, Mémoire accommodates 20 lavish VIP tables, several VIP bars, and multiple private areas that set the scene for an unforgettable night.

  • 1 Broadway Boston, MA 02149 United States
  • Assembly Square
  • 9 PM - 2 AM Fri - Sun
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Bijou

Bijou

Over a decade before it became the illustrious Bijou Nightclub on Washington Street, the Boston Bijou Theater opened in 1882 as the first American playhouse lit entirely by electricity. The electrical system was installed and supervised personally by Thomas Edison. Flash forward 138 years and visitors to Washington Street are able to enjoy the Bijou Nightclub in Boston’s Theater District. Bijou is one of the best nightclubs in Boston. With it’s amazing chart-topping music, great lighting, and spectacular performances courtesy of their stellar visuals and production, the club is able to give its guests an unbeatable night of fun and revelry. Regularly attracting big names in the music scene and famous DJs like Martin Solveig and ZHU, Bijou continues to outperform rival clubs on a weekend nightly basis. For music lovers, this club will soon become a favorite.

  • 51 Stuart St Boston, MA 02116 United States
  • Chinatown
  • 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
  • $$

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
  • $$

Royale

Royale

Previously the location of the Roxy, Royale is one of Boston’s most famous mega clubs, and its largest venue, known for its big bashes. At Royale, beauty and modern elegance come together to create a unique nightlife experience. The club regularly hosts nationally renowned music acts and DJs drawing in crowds of gorgeous people who are eager to dance. Be sure to wear your most comfortable and stylish dance shoes because once you step onto the dance floor at Royale, it is unlikely that you will be stepping off of it until closing time. The friendly staff strives to accommodate guests’ every desire while the massive room makes an impressive sight grand stage, an elegant marble foyer, cushy seating nooks, a fantastic sound system, a festive light show, VIP balconies, and more. It is highly likely that you will have one of the best clubbing experiences in Boston at this venue so why don’t you plan your visit today with the help of Discotech.

  • 279 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116 United States
  • Chinatown
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

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
  • $$

Mariel Underground

Mariel Underground

Mariel is the fourth Boston property for the high-rolling restaurateurs also behind Yvonne's, Ruka, and Lolita Tequila Cocina. Mariel Underground is an expansive 260 seats offering bottle service and exquisite cocktails.

  • 10 Post Office Sq Boston, MA 02109 United States
  • Financial District
  • $$$

Scorpion Bar

Scorpion Bar

From the wrought-iron windows to the gothic-style chandeliers, the third location of Scorpion Bar transports guests from the hustle and bustle of Boston’s innovation district and into another world. Devouring all of your senses, Scorpion Bar provides a seamless transition from casual daytime dining to an energetic nightlife experience.

  • 58 Seaport Blvd., Suite 200 Boston, MA 02210 United States
  • Seaport District
  • 2 PM - 10 PM Daily
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

There are many other clubs available in Boston like Tunnel, Rooftop at Revere, Candibar, Empire, Alibi

Check out the venues section for the full list of nightclubs.

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 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 nightclubs for free?

Some Boston 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 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 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 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 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 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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