Things To Do. The Backroom is where a dress code is enforced on Saturday nights. Root for the home team or risk some dirty looks with a cocktail or beer in hand. Whether you're seeking a low-key dive bar or an in-your-face cocktail bar with drag brunches, these six LGBT-friendly bars and clubs in Boston will make you feel right at home. If you're in town looking to meet locals, and you can stand the occasionally cliquey vibe in the video bar, Club Cafe is a must for gay-bar-hoppers. The South End's own delightfully raffish, uncomfortably cozy, yet undeniably festive Boston Eagle could be called the "gay Cheers" of Boston. The venerable drag bar has been presenting much-loved female impersonators for decades.
Then subtract two years. Massachusetts was the first state to recognize gay marriage — a full decade before the country as a whole did — and its capital city quite fittingly has a host of bars catering to the LGBT community. Sign up to receive it, and unlock our digital magazines. Of course, Bella Luna is known for its yummy Italian food and great drinks, too.
One of the few gay bars you can go to where your friends— male and female, gay and straight— can all have a good time.