By Andrew Collins. Boston may not be home to a huge number of gay bars, but it does have a nice variety, including a mix of neighborhood pubs, dance bars, and inviting lounges tucked inside trendy restaurants mostly in the South End. You can also find a number of other inviting gay bars just an hour south of Boston in Providence , Rhode Island. Provincetown , on the tip of Cape Cod, is worth the road trip as it's one of the most gay-friendly places in the state.
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Historic Boston, one of the oldest cities in the US, is beloved by many for its grace, its stories and its eclectic mix of old and new. Despite recent news of Straight Pride aking place here, Boston leads the nation in its LGBT Rights movement and still remains at the forefront of the fight today. Blazing ahead of the nation with legal rights and protections for the LGBT community has had its side effects though — and today the gay scene of Boston is a shell of its former self. We asked for inclusion and acceptance, and for the most part, we got it — at the cost of our queer nightlife spaces as singles in Boston has moved online, and married gay couples into the suburbs. Yes, we are welcome everywhere — but have we lost something in the process?
For more than 30 years, this Back Bay nightclub and restaurant has welcomed all comers, and remains a major player on the local LGBTQ scene. The Napoleon Room features excellent cabaret, including the popular weekly Broadway sing-along on Wednesday nights. The Moonshine Room is the place to go for Drag Bingo and other fun diversions. The restaurant, with its distinctive conservatory overlooking Columbus Avenue, serves, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Small in size; big on entertainment: Seven nights a week, drag and cabaret queens strut their stuff to a boisterous, mixed crowd.