Boston’s Ten Most Popular Night Clubs

Scroll down to view and visit the TOP TEN BOSTON Night Clubs serving an international audience downtown. Highlife. Chill. DJ. Trap. Vibe. Music.

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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 Sept 30th Berkleey 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.

Three black-owned clubs in Boston
Three Black-owned clubs in Boston

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.


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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.

  1. Royale
    279 Tremont St., Downtown

  2. Whisky Saigon
    116 Boylston St., Downtown

3. Jillian’s Lucky Strke Lane
145 Ipswich St., Fenway

  1. Club Oberon
    2 Arrow St., Cambridge

  2. Good Life  on the Black list
    28 Kingston St., Downtown

  3. Bijou
    51 Stuart St., Chinatown

  4. ICON
    100 Warrenton St., Downtown

    100 Warrenton St., Downtown

  6. Storyville
    90 Exeter St., Back Bay

10. Tequila Rain
3 Lansdowne St., Fenway