Anyone know of any dance clubs in the area? since informal dance RIP.

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Anyone know of any dance clubs in the area? since informal dance RIP.

Post by dstnyskr » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:44 am

Hey hey lovely people.

I was hoping to dance out somewhere in my dance gear on the late night side of the con, but could not find anything on the web. I went to an anime themed one, (one year) at a place called The Rise, which I guess is closed.


I suppose I'm still trying to quench my taste for AB's old tradition.

Thanks again if anyone has any clues

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Post by pulsedemon » Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:14 am

I have literally zero idea, personally.

However, http://www.yelp.com/c/boston/danceclubs
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Post by Yukito Kunisaki » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:05 pm

My friend and I are going to Club Cafe at least one night. (It's a gay nightclub... he's a trans guy, I'm a trans woman) that is located on Columbus Ave, maybe two minutes at best from Back Bay Station. Straight people go there too, but I know how awkward that might be for people who aren't. As far as gay clubs go, I think Club Cafe and Machine are the two big ones of Boston, and Club Cafe is actually in the distance unlike Machine.

Outside of Club Cafe, I don't know of any other night clubs in the area. (Non gay, at least.)

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Post by WertPhotography » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:04 pm

Yukito Kunisaki wrote:My friend and I are going to Club Cafe at least one night. (It's a gay nightclub...
Gay clubs are actually the best clubs to go to. I've always had lots of fun going with my friends to them in Southern California (and I'm a straight guy).

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Post by Yukito Kunisaki » Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:38 pm

WertPhotography wrote:
Yukito Kunisaki wrote:My friend and I are going to Club Cafe at least one night. (It's a gay nightclub...
Gay clubs are actually the best clubs to go to. I've always had lots of fun going with my friends to them in Southern California (and I'm a straight guy).

I've never been to a non-gay club before. I definitely love this club though. Their food is terrible, but the music they play is great, and of course, they have queens, which are sometimes interesting. If anyone is open to the idea, then yeah, definitely check out Club Cafe. Dance starts at 10. Before that, they have skits being preformed. As I said, my friend and I will be going one night. Not sure which night, but we want to party it up. Just eat before going.

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Post by WertPhotography » Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:50 pm

Yukito Kunisaki wrote:As I said, my friend and I will be going one night. Not sure which night, but we want to party it up. Just eat before going.
The only other clubs I'd been to were while I was in the military...and they also loved going to the gay clubs on "straight night." lol. I'm usually dead on my feet around 6pm as I'm busy taking tons of photos. I might go clubbing one night. Doubt I'd get my wife to go though...and the two teenagers most definitely will NOT be going. lol. I really wish AB had a dance. :-(

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Post by Shirley Dulcey » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:36 pm

The biggest concentration of dance clubs in Boston is on Landsdowne St, near Fenway Park. It's about a 15 minute walk from the Hynes. You'll want to walk over in a group if you're going late at night; some of the area in-between is a bit dark. Here's some info about the clubs there: http://www.touristsbook.com/boston/thin ... wne-street

Club Cafe is about the same distance in the other direction. It's a less scary walk and a lot of the walk can be done indoors, going through the Prudential and Copley Place malls. People have already said more about it in other posts.

The other BIG gay club (we're talking multiple floors) in the area is Machine, which is also near Fenway Park but not on Lansdowne St. Most nights it's mostly gay men; there is a big monthly lesbian night on the second Saturday of the month but AB doesn't fall on that weekend this year. It's about the same distance as the other two, and like Lansdowne St it's definitely walk in a group territory.
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Post by Shirley Dulcey » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:43 pm

The OP mentioned AcousticaElectronica, which is on Friday night at Club Oberon in Harvard Square. It's not a pure dance night, but it's a lot of fun and there will be plenty of opportunity to dance. The cheap dance floor tickets are actually the best ones to get (at least unless you want to spring for one of the expensive Dorian tickets or maybe the Clone tickets); you'll have more opportunity to interact with the show than you would in the seats. It's not hard to get to from AB; go over to Mass Ave and take the #1 bus toward Cambridge. Get off the bus at either Trowbridge St or Bow St; Oberon is about a block away from either stop. (If you miss those and go all the way to Harvard Square you'll have to walk a couple more blocks.)

Also at Oberon, on Saturday night, is the Donkey Show. It's a weird adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream as a 70s disco dance party.
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Post by marikotoeii » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:01 am

I believe the Machine has 18+ Friday nights

Rabbit Revolution has hosted anime dance night on Saturday - not sure where it will be 2016. Grab an UBER and stay warm and safe on your way out!

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Post by Brinner1 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:14 pm

I believe Rabbit Revolution is open. One of my friends always goes there each weekend so it should be open.
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Post by mabsey » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:06 pm

Machine is excellent on Friday nights. LGBTQ+ friendly, 18+ on Fridays, and usually the cover charges aren't too bad; sometimes they have theme nights but either way it's a great time. It's located right in Kenmore Square (1 T stop away from the Pru) near some of the other clubs mentioned in this thread. It's a really eclectic scene, and they have been known to show anime on their big screen televisions... Last time I was there they were playing Evangelion, which was really cool haha.
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Post by blimeytakkun » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:35 pm

Chipping in a 18+ suggestion. For those like me who are kinky gay guys into fetish gear, this Friday night 10pm-Midnight at Jacques Cabaret (Broadway St. In Bay Village, sw of Charles & Stuart) they're doing Fascination, where you're permitted basically to be as close to nude as possible without being nude. Jockstraps, harnesses, leather abound. I came here to mention it since I'm hoping to see guys wear rated-R versions of their cosplays out to this event. If you're a dude who's feeling brave and wants to show off, there's your spot. If I were cosplaying this year, Id definitely try to go to Fasc in character.

Spending all AB weekend working dealers room, so it'll be tricky to pull myself away from Hynes after dealers room closes, but I have been attending Fasc for months and there's nothing in Boston like it.

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