Facts & Statistics
Primary Areas with Nightlife
- Boylston Street in Boston
- Central Square
- Harvard Square
Other Places to Check Out
- Lucky's Lounge
- Paradise Lounge
- River Gods
- West Side Lounge
- Beer Punch: Beer, vodka, and lemonade combined
- Sam Adams Beer: A great beer brewed by the Boston Beer Company
Useful Resources for Nightlife
- Information desk
- Posters around campus
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
No on-campus organizations throw parties, though many put on events, such as "Casino Night" and Rollerblading.
Club ListingsWhat's This?
Before 9 p.m., the Middlesex Lounge runs as a restaurant, but then transforms into a sleek dance lounge featuring both local and international DJs.
The Middle East
The Middle East Club has four separate venues within it: the Upstairs, which hosts live music; ZuZu, a fully-stocked bar; the Corner, a restaurant; and Downstairs, a dance club. One night a week, Downstairs is turned into an 18-and-up dance party called "Throwed."
Mojitos Latin Lounge
Mojitos has both a public lounge level, as well as a club level available for private events. This club tends to play a lot of fast-paced, Latin music.
This club specializes in music variety, playing everything from Latin to old school hip-hop. On a busy night, getting in can be tough, so it's important to dress up.
In order to get into this after-hours club, you need a membership, which is very pricey. Often features well-known artists, and has a huge dance floor.
Gypsy Bar offers a mix of high-style decor and luxurious amenities, and offers great drinks and dancing. It is known for the celebrities that often visit, and also has rooms for private functions. In order to get into Gypsy Bar, you need to be dressed nicely; those wearing sneakers, T-shirts, or shorts are not allowed in.
Felt offers a restaurant, billiards, lounge, and nightclub, and also features four levels of entertainment.
The Hong Kong
Home of "the Scorpion Bowl," The Hong Kong offers food, dancing, and fun, with a first-floor bar and a second-floor dance club. The club also offers monthly events, such as speed dating and sports.
A gay bar/club that offers great music and dancing, as well as special events like drag shows and karaoke.
Featuring a mechanical bull, this nightclub is also known for being a bit on the "naughty" side. Great drinks and great dancing, and especially known for hosting bachelorette parties.
Bar ListingsWhat's This?
Mr. Dooley's Boston Tavern
An Irish bar hosting live entertainment that also offers a full lunch and dinner menu.
Green Street Grill
Green Street has fast and friendly bar service as well as awesome appetizers.
A popular dive that serves inexpensive but good drinks.
Shay's Pub & Wine Bar
Shay's offers a wide variety of drinks, as well as a laid-back atmosphere and vegetarian-friendly menu.
This bar/bistro offers both great food and a number of locally made microbrews.
A little hole-in-the wall dive with cheap beer and good company.
141 Pearl St.
While a bit on the expensive side, Backbar is known for its great service and loyal customers.
Cambridge Common is located right next to Lesley's main campus and has a very wide selection of beer, as well as a fully-stocked bar.
This Irish pub offers traditional music and trivia nights, as well as really good burgers.
A casual cocktail bar located in Boston's historic Back Bay.
What to Do if You're Not 21What's This?
An 18-and-up indie/techno dance party.
Lanes & Games
Lanes & Games offers bowling, arcade games, and pool, and also your average fried fare: chicken, fries, pizza, etc.
The Comedy Studio
A well-known comedy club that sells out almost every night.