AUGUST 25th , Saturday is Boston Carnival Day
The Caribbean Parade has hosted 500,000 people from Boston, New England, Canada and the international Caribbean community on parade day. There is a week of festivities. The colorful outdoor parade ends the week. It begins at Martin Luther King Boulevard in Roxbury and moves towards Mattapan along Warren and Blue Hill Avenue. Franklin Park is the place to be for showcase performances of the marching groups. There you can mingle with thousands of spectators and enjoy a variety of Caribbean food and fashion. The Cambridge Carnival parade and Festival is a notable one as well. It will be held this year on September 10th from 12noon- 7pm.
Boston’s South End is home to Black-owned establishments with live music, great food and atmosphere. There’s Wally’s, the one and only since 1947. Wally’s has JAZZ! It seats few, so check ahead. The Black Boston Night Club mix is a Trap, Jazzy, R&B, Soul, Reggae bumping Gospel infused space. The Beantown Jazz Festival pulls 70,000 people into the street to hear jazz all day for free near these club picks.
Three black-owned clubs we know start off this article, followed by a list of the Top 10 Boston night clubs chosen from mass market reservation records.
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Slade’s Bar and Grill and Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen are the top three baddest, hippest, modern BLACK-OWNED night club and restaurants and a jazz bar spot cooling down Boston, Massachusetts. They pull in all ages.
All three are within a walking distance of each other.
For Darryl’s, advance reservations are highly recommended on Thursday – Weekends. Pop into Slades or Wally’s on the fly. All three are open until early dawn in the a.m. Where there are more Black-owned entertainment establishments .. we want to list them too. I hope you tell us about them.
The top 10 Boston seafood restaurants and the Top 10 Boston rooftop cocktail bars are posted on www.Vacation2NewEngland.com
To be clear, the night clubs millennials and urban professionals go to on a regular basis are Multi-Cultural. I would even say International. See list below.
“Black owned clubs” are the small bars in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattpan nighborhood street corners. People who know each other go there. Its a local thing.
The Africans party with big crowd rented function halls, Caribbeans have their own cultural centers, Haitians have clubs, and African Americans do Wallys Jazz Pub ,Darrell Corner Bar and Kitchen and SLADES, his newest – both, for food and live music — and everyone is doing Rooftop hotel pool lounges, boat cruise rides, martinni bars downtown and atmospheric clubs in Cambridge and Providence.
Millennials have thing going where they will meet in prearrange places often when DJ centers the vibe. For HIP HOP – the Middle East Club in Cambridge will have it, as will a few other locations. There is more to be said about this and the parallel college student party scene where every school and university around here has a Black Student Association that plans events. more later..
Top Ten List of Boston Clubs taken for a popular smartphone app that counts how many people book going.
3. Jillian’s Lucky Strke Lane
145 Ipswich St., Fenway
- Club Oberon
2 Arrow St., Cambridge
Good Life on the Black list
28 Kingston St., Downtown
51 Stuart St., Chinatown
100 Warrenton St., Downtown
100 Warrenton St., Downtown
90 Exeter St., Back Bay
10. Tequila Rain
3 Lansdowne St., Fenway