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Boston Freedom Trail according to BosGuy

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile path that winds through several downtown neighborhoods in Boston, identifying 16 historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution.

The Freedom trail meanders through Beacon Hill, the North End and Charlestown but it can be a bit repetitive with multiple cemeteries and churches each with a slightly different historic significance. To liven things up, over the years, I’ve provided friends a modified version of the Freedom Trail. All that walking and learning works up a thirst so I “enhance” the walk by strategically selecting hydration stops and pointing out unique (but historically irrelevant) sites. Below is the Boston Freedom Trail according to BosGuy, which uses the city’s official Freedom Trail map.

One can start the Freedom Trail from either the Boston Common or Bunker Hill Monument. I suggest starting in Charlestown so you are back in the center of Boston when done. Grab a ride to Bunker Hill in Charlestown (pronounced, CHARLES-TOWN, unlike the city in SC) or hop on the Orange Line to the Bunker Hill Community College station and walk there. Feel free to walk up the 221 foot obelisk designed to commemorate the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill. I’m slightly claustrophobic so I prefer to sit on the hill and look out at the harbor.

After, walk down to the U.S.S. Constitution (commissioned in 1797). I enjoy going aboard but you can get a better selfie from the dock so if boats aren’t your thing, snap a photo then walk over the N. Washington Bridge to the North End (you’ll pass the Converse HQ on your right – in case any of you are fans of their classic Chuck Taylor sneaker). The next stop on the trail is Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, but I skip it since there are other burying grounds on the tour, and I walk friends down Hull Street to show the “House of Spite” a.k.a. Skinny House on the way to the Old North Church.

The Old North Church is probably best known for alerting Paul Revere on how the English would attack, hanging lanterns in their steeple, “one if by land and two if by sea”. From the church, walk down the Paul Revere Mall on your way to Paul Revere’s House. Dating back to 1680, it is one of the oldest buildings in Boston. This home is interesting because of its history but if you’re getting hungry skip going inside and walk to The Modern Pastry on Hanover Street. Buy a cannoli or some other sweet (this is a cash-only establishment) and enjoy it on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. It makes for an ideal resting place. From that vantage point, I like to show friends the Union Oyster House, which has been operating since 1826 and has a booth on the second floor where President Kennedy liked to dine with Jackie and others.

Faneuil Hall, the next stop on the tour is a tourist trap but deserving of a visit. Despite having just finished a cannoli (I strongly recommend eating desserts first), if hungry the neighboring Quincy market and (the slightly less busy) Boston Public Market offer many options for lunch. If you’re not hungry but all that walking has made you thirsty take a photo by the Sam Adams statue and pop into the Sam Adams Boston Tap Room.

The next two stops are close to the Sam Adams Tap Room and essentially one in the same. The Old State House and Boston Massacre Site are photo worthy but require nothing more. The ground floor of the Old State House is now a MBTA T stop for Boston’s Orange and Blue Lines. About two blocks away are the Old South Meeting House and the Old Corner Bookstore both of which I routinely skip and walk up School Street to Boston Latin School Site & Ben Franklin Statue. This also happens to be Boston’s Old City Hall, and is a gorgeous example of French Second Empire architecture. Back in the day I’d bring friends to The Littlest Bar (which sadly closed). Walk up School Street to King’s Chapel and Burying Ground. It’s interesting to see the cemetery and the chapel that dates back to 1686, although this is a newer building that opened in 1754.

The Parker House Hotel is next to King’s Chapel and has the distinction of being the longest continuously operating hotel in the US. It happens to be where the Boston Creme Pie was invented in 1856 and where both Ho Chi Minh (from 1912-1913) and Malcolm X in the 1940s worked briefly. The first a Vietnamese revolutionary and politician and the other, a prominent African American muslim minister and activist.

The next stop, Granary Burying Ground, is one block down on Tremont Street. This cemetery has many famous graves including the Franklin (as in Ben’s parents) family grave, an ostentatious tomb for John Hancock and a grave for Samuel Adams but my favorite is the tiny grave for Elizabeth “Mother” Goose (1665 – 1758). Next to the cemetery is the next stop on the Freedom Trail, Park Street Church, which I typically skip. Perhaps it’s my Catholic roots, but I find old Protestant churches stark and uninteresting on the inside.

The second to last stop on the Freedom Trail is one worth entering, The Massachusetts State House. While this isn’t the largest State House it is architecturally beautiful and has many historical points of interest. You can sign up for a building tour, here. The top of the state house dome is capped with a pine cone. For those who enjoy trivia, the reason for that is explained here. After finishing the tour, go next door to the 21st Amendment Pub. Toast the repeal of prohibition and for completing the Boston Freedom Trail. The final stop, The Boston Common, established in 1634, is one block away.

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of what is happening in Boston. Support these gay bars and businesses. If you have an event you want included, email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night @8PM
FRIDAY: FUZZ w/ DJ Taffy & Brent Covington @10PM
SATURDAY: BLUFF Leather Social @7PM DJ Wayne Michael @10PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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THURSDAY: Taco Thursdays start @5PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party w/ Harlow Havoc @8PM & Friday Feels w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ DJ Aga @10PM
SUNDAY: Mizery Loves Company Drag Brunch 11AM (Tix Here)

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Bar and Kitchen open – no programming
FRIDAY: Red Sox vs Rangers @8PM | NBA Playoffs Game 6 Celtics vs Bucks @TBD
SATURDAY: Red Sox vs Rangers @7PM | NHL Playoff (if needed) Bruins vs Hurricanes @TBD
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM | Red Sox vs Rangers @2:30PM | NBA Playoff Game 7 (if needed) Celtics vs Bucks @TBD

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: TRL w/ DJ Begbick & host Mizery @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Bring your honey to Bear Tea w/ DJ Aga @6PM

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FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ VJ Ryan Grow @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch @11AM & Boston Proud & Nightshift Brewery host Tea at D w/ DJ Joe Bermudez @4PM

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray 
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ host Violencia & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Dan Slater @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Bar and Kitchen open – no programming
FRIDAY: Red Sox vs Rangers @8PM | NBA Playoffs Game 6 Celtics vs Bucks @TBD
SATURDAY: Red Sox vs Rangers @7PM | NHL Playoff (if needed) Bruins vs Hurricanes @TBD
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM | Red Sox vs Rangers @2:30PM | NBA Playoff Game 7 (if needed) Celtics vs Bucks @TBD

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: Queeraoke at Midway Cafe @10PM

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FRIDAY: Boston Gay Men’s Speed Dating Night at Scholars @7PM

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FRIDAY: Fuzz with DJ Taffy and Brent Covington at The Alley @10PM

SATURDAY: Eurovision Livestream at Club Cafe @3PM

SATURDAY: BLUF New England (Leather Social) at The Alley @7PM

SATURDAY: Boom Saturday Latin Night returns to the Volcano room @9PM

SUNDAY: Leather Penitence leather / fetish attire is strongly encouraged doors open @9PM at Phoenix Landing

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Brunch

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Dragtacular Brunch
Saturday @12PM
Laugh Boston

Mizery’s Sip & Swallow Drag Brunch
Saturday @1PM
Club Cafe

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Mizery Loves Company Drag Brunch
Sunday @12PM
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Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

SUNDAY TEA DANCES IN BOSTON

Boston Proud Launch Party at dbar @4PM
Proceeds to benefit Fenway Community Health Center
Music by DJ Joe Bermudez

Lesbian NightLife Monthly Tea Dance @4PM
LGBTQ+ Women & Friends Welcome
at Dorchester Brewing Co

SIP Tea Dance at Cantab Lounge @6PM
DJs Rubi, Ms Mango & Brian Halligan

Bear Tea Dance at Club Cafe @6PM
Music by DJ Aga

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of what is happening in Boston. Support these gay bars and businesses. If you have an event you want included, email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Cinco de Mayo Tequila Tasting @7PM and Trivia Night @8PM
FRIDAY: @8PM & DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Underbear wi/ DJ Taffy @9PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party w/ Harlow Havoc @8PM & Friday Feels w/ Twisted Gleam @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Aga @10PM
SUNDAY: Disco Brunch w/ host Harlow Havoc 11AM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Red Sox vs Angels @1:30PM | Bruins vs Sabres @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox vs White Sox @7PM | NHL Playoffs Bruins vs Hurricanes @7PM
SATURDAY: NBA Playoffs Celtics vs Bucks 3:30PM | Red Sox vs White Sox @4PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM | Red Sox vs White Sox @11:30AM | NHL Playoffs Bruins vs Hurricanes @12:30PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: TRL w/ DJ Begbick & host Mizery @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Tea w/ DJ Aga @6PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ VJ Ryan Grow @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday w/ DJ Jay Ine @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch @11AM & Tea Dance w/ DJ Joe Bermudez @4PM

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray 
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ host Violencia & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Aron @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Red Sox vs Angels @1:30PM | Bruins vs Sabres @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox vs White Sox @7PM | NHL Playoffs Bruins vs Hurricanes @7PM
SATURDAY: NBA Playoffs Celtics vs Bucks 3:30PM | Red Sox vs White Sox @4PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM | Red Sox vs White Sox @11:30AM | NHL Playoffs Bruins vs Hurricanes @12:30PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: PRIDE Sports Open Play – Dodgeball at Garvey Park @7PM

THURSDAY: Queeraoke at Midway Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY: HEROES (18+) with DJ Chris Ewen at Sonia @10PM

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SATURDAY: Underbear (free clothes check) with DJ Taffy at The Alley @9PM

SATURDAY: Boom Saturday Latin Night returns to the Volcano room @9PM

SUNDAY: Leather Penitence leather / fetish attire is strongly encouraged doors open @9PM at Phoenix Landing

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

.Girls Day Drag Brunch Show
Saturday 10AM
The Point

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Mother’s Day Drag Brunch
Sunday @12PM
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Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

Seaplane service to Provincetown from Boston and New York City begins May 25th

Provincetown

On Friday, Tailwind Air announced new air service to Provincetown from Boston and New York City on their seaplanes, beginning Wednesday, May 25th. Flights from Boston will take off at Fan Pier Marina in the Seaport and land in Provincetown Harbor.

The 35 minute flights from Boston will depart at 6:20 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays and at 11:30 a.m. on Sundays. Planes can accommodate eight people. The service will compete with Cape Air which flies out of Logan and LaGuardia. Additionally,

The company first launched nonstop service between Boston Harbor and New York City in August. With the addition of Provincetown Harbor, Tailwind Air will serve four destinations from its Boston Harbor base: Plymouth, Manhattan, and East Hampton. The flights will operate through Sept. 5.

Boston to Provincetown fares start at $275, and Manhattan to Provincetown fares start at $795. Fares can be booked at flytailwind.com.

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of what is happening in Boston. Support these gay bars and businesses. If you have an event you want included, email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Aga @10PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party w/ Harlow Havoc @8PM & Friday Feels w/ Twisted Gleam @10PM
SATURDAE: So Hot Saturdae Wig Party w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SUNDAY: Pop Star Brunch feat Miley Cyrus hits w/ host Harlow Havoc 11AM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Red Sox play Blue Jays @3PM | Bruins play Sabres @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Orioles @7PM | Bruins play Maple Leafs @7PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Orioles @7PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM | NBA Playoffs: Celtics host Bucks @1PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: TRL w/ DJ Begbick & host Mizery @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Andrea Stamas @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Tea w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone @6PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ VJ Ryan Grow @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch @11AM & Tea Dance w/ DJ Joe Bermudez @4PM

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray 
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ host Violencia & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: Dance Party w/ Mexican Producer & DJ Isaac Escalante @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Red Sox play Blue Jays @3PM | Bruins play Sabres @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Orioles @7PM | Bruins play Maple Leafs @7PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Orioles @7PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM | NBA Playoffs: Celtics host Bucks @1PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: The Larger Conversation: The Lens of Black & Queer Photography at The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum @7PM

THURSDAY: Queer Qomedy Hour with Sam Morison at White Bull Tavern Comedy Club @8PM

THURSDAY: Queeraoke at Midway Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY: Queer Comedy Lab (an improv experience) at Jacques Underground @7PM & 9:30PM

SATURDAY: Stonewall Dragtacular Competition (fundraiser) at Legacy @6:30PM

SATURDAY: Boom Saturday Latin Night returns to the Volcano room @9PM

SUNDAY: Bears, Brews & Boys w/ DJ Aga at Dorchester Brewing Co @4PM

SUNDAY: Leather Penitence leather / fetish attire is strongly encouraged doors open @9PM at Phoenix Landing

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Biscuits & Belles Drag Brunch
Saturday @12PM
Loretta’s Last Call on Lansdowne St.

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Thank You Very Brunch w/ host Cherry Lemonade
Sunday @12PM
Castle Island Brewing Co. – Southie

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of what is happening in Boston. Support these gay bars and businesses. If you have an event you want included, email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Special PAX East Trivia Night @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR Finale viewing party @8PM & DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: PAX East closing party: Drag Show followed by music by DJ Scott Helms @8PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party w/ Harlow Havoc @8PM & Friday Feels w/ Twisted Gleam @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Disco Brunch 11AM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Red Sox play Blue Jays @1:30PM | Bruins play Penguins @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Rays @7PM
SATURDAY: Bruins play Rangers @3PM | Red Sox play Rays @6PM | Celtics play Nets @7:30PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM | Red Sox play Rays @1PM | Bruins play Canadiens @7PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: TRL w/ DJ Begbick & host Mizery @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Tea w/ DJ Aga @6PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ VJ Ryan Grow @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday Obsession a Fetish w/ DJ Jay Ine @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch @11AM & Tea Dance w/ DJ Joe Bermudez @4PM

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray 
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ host Violencia & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: Furball Glow Underwear Dance Party w/ DJ Isis Muritech @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Red Sox play Blue Jays @1:30PM | Bruins play Penguins @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Rays @7PM
SATURDAY: Bruins play Rangers @3PM | Red Sox play Rays @6PM | Celtics play Nets @7:30PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM | Red Sox play Rays @1PM | Bruins play Canadiens @7PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: Drag Bingo w/ The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at Aeronaut Cannery @6PM

THURSDAY: Wicked Queer & Bright Lights show Flee with Professor Yassir Munif @7PM

THURSDAY: PAX East GAYmer Trivia & Social at The Alley @8PM

THURSDAY: Viva Selena! Drag Show at Club Cafe @8PM

THURSDAY: Queeraoke at Midway Cafe @10PM

SATURDAY: PAX East GAYmer After Party at The Alley @8PM

SATURDAY: Catalog – Rihanna w/ host Kandi Dishe at Jacques Underground @8:30PM

SATURDAY: Boom Saturday Latin Night returns to the Volcano room @9PM

SATURDAY: Pity Party, Queer EMO Night at Union Tavern @9PM

SUNDAY: Leather Penitence leather / fetish attire is strongly encouraged doors open @9PM at Phoenix Landing

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Dragtacular Brunch
Saturday @12PM
Laugh Boston

Brunch For Your Life w/ Men of Melanin Magic
Saturday @12PM
Harp & Bard

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Brunch of Queens
Sunday @11AM
Bell in Hand Tavern

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

Boston neighborhoods

Boston is comprised of 23 neighborhoods. Many of the downtown neighborhoods span less than a square mile, but they are full of interesting sites and places of interest. To that end, this month I selected four downtown neighborhoods and shared my thoughts about what make them worth visiting.

South End

I started this series with the neighborhood I know best, the South End. I’ve lived here for nearly twenty years now but have been visiting since I moved back to Boston in the late 1990s.

The South End is incredibly charming. Built on landfill in the mid-19th century as a residential district for Boston’s growing upper middle-class, hundreds of Victorian Bow Fronts were built and today it’s the largest enclave of urban Victorian residential architecture in the country. The picturesque neighborhood is full of parks, unique shops and restaurants and cafes. While only a few gay bars remain in the South End, this was an enclave for Boston’s LGBTQ+ community from the 1970s – 2000s. While most of the businesses that catered to the gay community have closed or moved online, it’s where many in Boston’s gay community come out for dinner or to meet up with friends for drinks. Read my full profile of the South End here.

Back Bay

I moved into the Back Bay in the late 1990s after living in Atlanta for a few years. I thought I’d live in my apartment on Commonwealth Avenue for a year maybe two but ultimately, I stayed in the Back Bay for six years. I still consider it a homebase and love this neighborhood for all that it has to offer.

If you’ve visited Boston, you’ve probably spent time in the Back Bay. It is a centrally located, afluent neighborhood with some of Boston’s most iconic buildings, busiest streets, best restaurants, bars and shops. It is chock-full of office buildings, hotels, retailers, restaurants and of course residents. Tourists will love the parks (my favorite is The Esplanade) that run through this neighborhood, but Back Bay also has amazing architecture ranging from the modern I.M. Pei design of The Hancock Tower built in the 1970s to the beautiful McKim Building of the Boston Public Library and its hidden Italianate Courtyard that dates back to the late 1800s. In addition, this neighborhood has no shortage of restaurants, bars and shopping so there is plenty to see and do when here. Read my full profile of the Back Bay here.

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Beacon Hill

I never lived in Beacon Hill but one of my best friends went to Suffolk University which is located here. I also spent many hours at bars in this neighborhood in my late 20s and early 30s.

Beacon Hill is a popular destination for visitors due to its many historical sites, with some dating back to the 1600s. While this neighborhood is less than a square quarter mile in size it contains a lot to see and enjoy with its pretty as a postcard streets to its many Freedom Trail sites of interest to great restaurants and good pubs. While the neighborhood’s stodgy image is well deserved there is still plenty of fun to be had here and my favorite time of year to visit is in the summer when you can sit outside and enjoy the people watching along Charles Street. For more information about this historic and interesting neighborhood, read my full profile of Beacon Hill here.

North End

The North End is where my maternal grandmother grew up as a kid. My brother briefly lived here and at the moment one of my cousins call the North End home. While I’ve never lived here, it is this familial connection to this tiny neighborhood that makes me feel connected to it.

The North End is charming unless you’re driving then it is a nightmare. The neighborhood is comprised of a maze of narrow, meandering streets that are chock-full of Italian restaurants, bakeries and cafes. The tiny neighborhood is hemmed in between Boston’s inner harbor to the North and East and The Rose Kennedy Greenway (a.k.a. The Greenway) to the West and South. This neighborhood is for those who love American History (esp. American Revolution) and for those who love food. For more information about Boston’s “Little Italy”, read my full profile of the North End here.

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of what is happening in Boston. Support these gay bars and businesses. If you have an event you want included, email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Wicked Pah – Puppy Group 7-10PM & DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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THURSDAY: Pride Sports jersey party @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party w/ Harlow Havoc @8PM & DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Aga @10PM
SUNDAY: Mizery Loves Company Drag Brunch 12PM & EqualiTEA Dance w music by Twisted Gleam @4PM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Bruins host Senators @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox host Twins @2PM
SATURDAY: Bruins host Penguins @12:30PM & Red Sox host Twins @4PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM & Red Sox host Twins @1:30PM
MONDAY: Brunch starts @11AM, Boston Marathon & Red Sox game broadcast

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: TRL w/ DJ Begbick & host Mizery @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Neon vs. Pastel Bear Tea w/ DJ Aga @6PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Diva-themed karaoke w/ VJ Ryan Grow @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Brian Halligan @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch @11AM & Down the Rabbit Hole Tea Dance w/ DJ Joe Bermudez @4PM

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray 
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ host Violencia & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Abel @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Bruins host Senators @7PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party
SATURDAY: Bruins host Penguins @12:30PM & Red Sox host Twins @4PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM & Red Sox host Twins @1:30PM

LGBTQ+ nights & events

THURSDAY: Boston’s Wicked Queer Film Festival runs through April 17th

THURSDAY: BIPOC Queer Mixer hosted by Dillyonce at Boston Harbor Distillery @8PM

THURSDAY: Itay Zvolon Stand Up Comedy performing in Hebrew only at Club Cafe @8PM

THURSDAY: Queeraoke at Midway Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY: Heroes IRL w/ DJ Brian Halligan (18+) at Sonia @10PM

SATURDAY: Dot OUT Spring a Ling Annual Meeting at The Blarney Stone @11:30AM

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SATURDAY: Gays for Patsy host Queer Country Social at JP Unitarian Universalist Church @7PM

SATURDAY: Catalog – Celine Dion w/ host Kandi Dishe at Jacques Underground @8:30PM

SATURDAY: Boom Saturday Latin Night returns to the Volcano room @9PM

SUNDAY: Church R&B all night w/ DJ Frenchy at Icon @6PM

SUNDAY: Tea Dance w/ DJ Chris Fiore at Sammy’s Patio from 6PM-12AM

SUNDAY: Leather Penitence leather / fetish attire is strongly encouraged doors open @9PM at Phoenix Landing

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Tipsy Tea Drag Brunch
Saturday @12PM
Ghost Pepper (Savin Hill)

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Mizery Loves Company
Sunday @12PM
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Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of what is happening in Boston. Support these gay bars and businesses. If you have an event you want included, email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & FUZZ w DJ Taffy & Brett Covington @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Wayne Michael @10PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party w/ Harlow Havoc @8PM & DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturday w DJ Aga @10PM
SUNDAY: Disco Brunch 11AM-3PM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Celtics play Bucks @7:30PM
FRIDAY: EARLY OPENING Red Sox vs Yankees @1PM & Bruins play Lightning @7PM
SATURDAY: NCAA Hockey @8PM || NBA Warriors play Spurs @8:30PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM, Bruins play Capitals @1:30PM & Celtics play Grizzlies @7PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: TRL w/ DJ Begbick & host Mizery @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Tea w/ DJ Andrea Stamas @6PM

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FRIDAY: Diva-themed karaoke w/ VJ Ryan Grow @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Jay Ine @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch @11AM (call ahead for reservations)

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray 
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ host Violencia & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Chris Cox @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Celtics play Bucks @7:30PM
FRIDAY: Bruins play Lightning @7PM
SATURDAY: NCAA Hockey @8PM || NBA Warriors play Spurs @8:30PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM, Bruins play Capitals @1:30PM & Celtics play Grizzlies @7PM

LGBTQ+ nights & events

THURSDAY: Boston’s Wicked Queer Film Festival kicks off and runs through April 17th

THURSDAY: Queeraoke at Midway Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY: Red Sox vs Yankees in New York Cathedral opens early to watch the Red Sox season opener against the dred Yankees @1PM

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Fearless (Taylor’s version) w/ host Kandi Dishe at Jacques Underground

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FRIDAY: Fuzz w/ DJ Taffy & DJ Brett Covington returns to the Alley @10PM

SATURDAY: 35+ Lesbian NightLifes hosts a Tea Dance at Flyin Embers Brewery @4:30PM

SATURDAY: Boom Saturday Latin Night returns to La Makina at Revere Beach doors open @9PM

SUNDAY: Pride Sports Kickball (OPEN PLAY) at Moakley Park @12PM

SUNDAY: Drag Bingo with your host Plane Jane at Time Out Market Boston @6PM

SUNDAY: The Return of SIP Tea Dances w/ DJ Brian Halligan in concert with Boston’s Wicked Queer Film Festival is at Cantab Lounge Basement @6PM

SUNDAY: Tea Dance w/ DJ Chris Fiore at Sammy’s Patio from 6PM-12AM

SUNDAY: Leather Penitence leather / fetish attire is strongly encouraged doors open @9PM at Phoenix Landing

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Henry Paquin Presents: DRAGtacular Brunch Divas Live!
Saturday @12PM
Laugh Boston

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Heels & Mimosa Drag Brunch
Sunday @11AM
Premiere on Broadway

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of what is happening in Boston. Support these gay bars and businesses. If you have an event you want included, email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Underbear with DJ Taffy @9PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party w/ Harlow Havoc @8PM & FridayFeels w/ Twisted Gleam @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturday w DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Pop Star Lady Gaga Brunch w/ Harlow Havoc & Alana Thicc 11AM-3PM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Bruins host Devil’s @7PM
FRIDAY: Celtics host Pacers @7:30PM
SATURDAY: NCAA: Villanova vs Kansas @6PM || UNC vs Duke 9PM
& Bruins host Blue Jackets @7PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM & Celtics host Wizards @1PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: TRL w/ DJ Begbick & host Mizery @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: Mizery’s Sip & Swallow Brunch @1PM & DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM, Battle of the Ballads @1PM & Tea w/ DJ Begbick @6PM

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FRIDAY: Diva-themed karaoke w/ VJ Ryan Grow @10PM
SATURDAY: Ultraviolet Party w/ DJ Mascari @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch @11AM (call ahead for reservations)

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray 
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ host Violencia & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: Las Bibas from Vizcaya @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Bruins host Devil’s @7PM
FRIDAY: Celtics host Pacers @7:30PM
SATURDAY: NCAA: Villanova vs Kansas @6PM || UNC vs Duke 9PM
& Bruins host Blue Jackets @7PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM & Celtics host Wizards @1PM

LGBTQ+ nights & events

THURSDAY: Speed Dating for LGBTQIA+Women (25-35) at Remnant Brewing @7PM

THURSDAY: Queeraoke at Midway Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY: HEROES (18+) w/ DJ Chris Ewen at Sonia @9PM

SATURDAY: Dixie’s Drag Jukebox at Club Cafe @7PM

SATURDAY: Kandi Dishe hosts CATALOG: Mariah Carey Jacques Underground @8:30PM

SATURDAY: Spring Scandal at La Makina at Revere Beach doors open @9PM

SATURDAY: Underbear w/ DJ Taffy at The Alley @9PM

SUNDAY: Yoga Day Retreat for GBTQ Men w/ Chuck Raffoni at KJ Fitness 10:30AM – 4:30PM

SUNDAY: Battle of the Ballads w/ hosts Kris Knievil & Verna Turbulence at Club Cafe @2PM

SUNDAY: Tea Dance w/ DJ Chris Fiore at Sammy’s Patio from 6PM-12AM

SUNDAY: Leather Penitence leather / fetish attire is strongly encouraged doors open @9PM at Phoenix Landing

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Mizery presents: Sip & Swallow Drag Brunch
Saturday @11:30AM
Club Cafe

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

Boston Spirit LGBT Executive Networking night returns April 28, 2022

Boston Spirit Magazine, Amy Schneider

A couple of weeks ago Boston Spirit Magazine announced their annual in-person executive networking night would return this spring. The event typically gathers thousands of LGBTQ professsionals who come together to network, socialize and connect professionally with peers.

This year Boston Spirit Magazine’s keynote presenter will be the incredible 40-time Jeopardy winner Amy Schnieder. Amy captured the hearts of millions of viewers with her amazing performance on Jeopardy and has become one of the leading voices in the transgender community.

LGBT Executive Networking Night
Thursday, April 28, 2022 6:00 – 9:00PM
Copley Marriott Hotel
$15 Admission (collected at door)

Want to learn more and attend this year’s LGBT Executive Networking Night? Register today.

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of what is happening in Boston. Support these gay bars and businesses. If you have an event you want included, email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Coleslaw @10PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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THURSDAY: RPDR UK vs. The World viewing party @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party w/ Harlow Havoc @8PM & FridayFeels w/ Twisted Gleam @10PM
SATURDAE: RuHot Saturdaes w hosts Lilly, Shakaren & Harlow & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SUNDAY: Disco Brunch 11AM-3PM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Bruins host Lightning @7PM & March Madness
FRIDAY: Coors Beer Tasting to celebrate March Madness 7-9PM
SATURDAY: Bruins host Islanders @12:30PM & March Madness
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM & Celtics host Timberwolves @6PM & March Madness

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: TRL w/ DJ Begbick & host Mizery @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Tea w/ DJ Aga @6PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Diva-themed karaoke w/ VJ Ryan Grow @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch @11AM (call ahead for reservations)

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray 
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ host Violencia & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: Music by GSP @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Bruins host Lightning @7PM & March Madness
FRIDAY: March Madness
SATURDAY: Bruins host Islanders @12:30PM & March Madness
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM & & Celtics host Timberwolves @6PM & March Madness

LGBTQ+ nights & events

THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Miss Coco Peru is Bitter, Bothered & Beyond in her 3 shows at Club Cafe, which BTW are sold out.

THURSDAY: Queeraoke at Midway Cafe @10PM

SATURDAY: Queer EMO Night at Union Tavern in Somerville doors open @9PM

SATURDAY: Noches de Cabaret at La Makina at Revere Beach doors open @9PM

SUNDAY: Bubbly brunch w/ Ross Matthews at City Winery doors open @11AM

SUNDAY: Tea Dance w/ DJ Chris Fiore at Sammy’s Patio from 6PM-12AM

SUNDAY: Leather Penitence leather / fetish attire is strongly encouraged doors open @9PM at Phoenix Landing

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Brunch of Queens
Sunday @11AM
Bell In Hand Tavern

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of what is happening in Boston. Support these gay bars and businesses. If you have an event you want included, email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Boston Gaymers 5th Anniversary Party @6PM & DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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THURSDAY: RPDR UK vs. The World viewing party @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party w/ Harlow Havoc @8PM & Supernature w/ Brian Derrick @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Dance Party w/ DJ Aga @10PM
SUNDAY: Mizery Loves Company Drag Brunch (Sold Out) & EqualiTEA Dance w/Lilly Rose, Harlow Havoc, Mizery and music by Twisted Gleam 4-8PM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: No programming, bar and kitchen open
FRIDAY: Bruins play Jets @8PM & Celtics play Kings @10PM
SATURDAY: No programming, bar and kitchen open
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM & Celtics play Nuggets @8PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: TRL w/ DJ Begbick & host Mizery @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Bear Tea w/ DJ Aga @6PM

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FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ VJ Ryan Grow @10PM
SATURDAY: St. Patrick’s Day Party w/ DJ Brian Halligan @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch @11AM (call ahead for reservations)

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray 
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ Deja Sky Live & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: Furball Underwear Dance Party w/ DJ Shane Marcus @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: No programming, bar and kitchen open
FRIDAY: Bruins play Jets @8PM & Celtics play Kings @10PM
SATURDAY: No programming, bar and kitchen open
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM & Celtics play Nuggets @8PM

LGBTQ+ nights & events

THURSDAY: Lesbian NightLife host St. Patrick’s Day Party w/ DJ Frenchy at Flying Embers Brewery

THURSDAY: Queeraoke at Midway Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY: Can You Feel Me Now – Burlesque tribute to Britney Spears at Crystal Ballroom @8PM

FRIDAY: Heroes 18+ with DJ Chris Ewen at Sonia @9PM

SATURDAY: Celebrate Purim through a drag and burlesque at Jacques Underground doors open @7:30PM showtime @8:30PM

SATURDAY: Neon Night Party at La Makina Night Club @10PM

SUNDAY: Tea Dance w/ DJ Chris Fiore at Sammy’s Patio from 6PM-12AM

SUNDAY: LGBTQ+ St. Patrick’s Day, Day Party at Union Tavern @1PM

SUNDAY: Leather Penitence leather / fetish attire is strongly encouraged doors open @9PM at Phoenix Landing

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Brunch of Queens
Sunday @11AM
Bell In Hand Tavern

Heels & Mimosa Drag Brunch Show
Sunday @11AM
Premiere Broadway

Mizery Loves Company Drag Brunch
Sunday @12PM
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Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of what is happening in Boston. Support these gay bars and businesses. If you have an event you want included, email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & FUZZ loves Kylie w/ DJ Brent Covington & Taffy @10PM
SATURDAY: Boston Gaymers 5th Anniversary Party @6PM & Tremors w/ DJ Scott Helms @10PM
SUNDAY: Karaoke Night @8PM

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THURSDAY: RPDR UK vs. The World viewing party @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party w/ Harlow Havoc @8PM & Friday Feels w/ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Dance Party w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Disco brunch w/ Harlow Havoc @11AM (call for reservations)

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Bruins host Blackhawks @7PM
FRIDAY: Viva Tequila Seltzer Tasting @6PM & Celtics host Pistons @7:30PM
SATURDAY: Bruins host Coyotes @7PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM & Celtics host the Mavericks @3:30PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: TRL w/ DJ Begbick & host Mizery @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Tea Dance w/ DJ Andrea Stamas @6PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ VJ Ryan Grow @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday w/ DJ Jay Ine @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch @11AM (call ahead for reservations)

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray 
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ Deja Sky Live & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Alex Costa @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Bruins host Blackhawks @7PM
FRIDAY: Celtics host Pistons @7:30PM
SATURDAY: Bruins host Coyotes @7PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM & Celtics host the Mavericks @3:30PM

LGBTQ+ nights & events

THURSDAY: Drag Bingo w/ Queen Plane Jane at Lamplighter Brewing Co. @7PM

THURSDAY: Queeraoke at Midway Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY: Lesbian Speed Dating Night at Scholars Pub @7PM

FRIDAY: NEW GAY NIGHT Machine Friday’s w/ DJ Ian Diver & Host Severity Stone at Sonia @10PM

FRIDAY: LGBTQ Nightlife Events presents SAPPHIC NIGHTS at Goodlife Bar @10PM

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SATURDAY: FREE Dodgeball Open Play w/ Stonewall Sports at Shady Hill School 4-6PM

SATURDAY: Black Party w/ DJ Palcios at La Makina Night Club @10PM

SUNDAY: Tea Dance w/ DJ Chris Fiore at Sammy’s Patio 6PM-12AM

SUNDAY: Leather Penitence leather / fetish attire is strongly encouraged doors open @9PM at Phoenix Landing

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Dragtacular Brunch – OMG 90s
Saturday @12PM
Laugh Boston

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of what is happening in Boston. Support these gay bars and businesses. If you have an event you want included, email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & Casual Fridays w/ DJ Ian Coleslaw @10PM
SATURDAY: Underbear Dance Party w/ DJ Taffy @10PM
SUNDAY: Karaoke Night @8PM

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THURSDAY: RPDR UK vs. The World viewing party @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party w/ Harlow Havoc @8PM & Friday Feels w/ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Dance Party w/ DJ Aga @10PM
SUNDAY: Pop Star brunch w/ Harlow Havoc @11AM (call for reservations)

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Celtics host Grizzlies @7:30PM & Bruins play Golden Knights @10PM
FRIDAY: No programming, but kitchen & bar open
SATURDAY: Bruins play Blue Jackets @7PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM & Celtics host the Nets @1PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: TRL w/ DJ Begbick & host Mizery @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Tea Dance w/ DJ Begbick @6PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ VJ Ryan Grow @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday w/ DJ Jay Ine @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch @11AM (call ahead for reservations)

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray 
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ Jasmine Kennedie Live & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ James Anthony returns from NYC for one night @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Celtics host Grizzlies @7:30PM & Bruins play Golden Knights @10PM
FRIDAY: No programming but kitchen and bar open
SATURDAY: Bruins play Blue Jackets @7PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM & Celtics host the Nets @1PM

LGBTQ+ nights & events

THURSDAY: Queeraoke at Midway Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY: Heroes IRL (18+) w/ DJ Chris Ewen at Sonia @9PM

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Matteo Lane (4 Shows) at LaughBoston limited tickets remain

SATURDAY: Brunch -n- Sip “Strictly 90s” at FortHill Bar & Grill from 12-5PM

SATURDAY: Latino Night “Escandalo Sábado” at La Makina Night Club @10PM

SUNDAY: Tea Dance w/ DJ Chris Fiore at Sammy’s Patio 6PM-12AM

SUNDAY: Leather Penitence leather / fetish attire is strongly encouraged doors open @9PM at Phoenix Landing

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Girls Day Drag Brunch
Saturday @10AM
The Point Boston

Love & Hate Charity Brunch
Saturday @1PM
Premiere on Broadway

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.