Paradise (Closed Permanently)

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New England's ONLY Gay
Hot male dancers and gay adult films after-dark.


    • joesinaz
      joesinaz Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun and great to meet guys!
      Last time there before moving to Phoenix, AZ in 2000. It was my place to go every Saturday!

    • BlueBoy
      BlueBoy Over a year ago
      Hates it

      I don't like their mandatory coat-check policy in the winter months, sometimes you just want to keep a jacket on....very unfriendly door staff , pretty dead on a Friday night at 12:30 this place used to rock in the 80s and 90s, I guess everyone is hooking up with apps...which have killed the bar and club scene. That's why it surprises me to see restrictions and rules like this which turn people off...good luck, I'm sure MIT will eventually buy the building and close this place down... As it is there is little to no parking, it's impossible to find a space. so I never come anymore

    • indistinct
      indistinct Over a year ago
      Loves it

      As far as gay clubs go, this is the best the Boston area can manage. The beer selection upstairs is decent and the guys aren't entirely unfriendly, although I wouldn't expect much conversation if you go alone, unless you're very outgoing/buzzed. Downstairs, it's a big dark mess with a pretty fun dance floor, which is extremely rare in this area. Lately, this is where some of the sexier guys have been showing up on Saturdays. On the downside, the place is generally dirty and the dancers upstairs are pathetic.

    • acutepbos
      acutepbos Over a year ago
      Hates it

      This place is ridiculous!
      Used to come here a lot for great music and dancing, could always look past the porn playing on TVs and the poor strippers. But then I tried to bring some girlfriends (having warned them about porn, strippers, etc) for a great night of dancing. In one case, they told one of the girls that she was going to have to check her coat dress (ZERO tolerance on the coat check policy). When we tried pointing out that she had nothing on underneath a MOST unpleasant manager came out screaming at us. Even though we never made it past the coat check, they refused to refund the cover charge we had just paid. In another case they told another girl she couldn't come in because she was wearing heels. HEELS! They say it's because someone fell down the stairs in heels and they're afraid of being liable. Apparently it's not just the strippers that don't have balls. Maybe they're just trying to make it hard for women to come in. I don't know, it doesn't matter. I'll never return here.

    • linuspumpkin
      linuspumpkin Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Music was boring, drinks were really bad. When leaving, we waiting in the coat check line for 45 minutes and the club hadn't even closed yet.

    • Sportz
      Sportz Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Awesome music
      The downstairs dance floor plays awesome music on Friday evenings. I know the place can seem seedy upstairs with all the graphic porno playing, but go downstairs and hear the music. It's also a very diverse looking crowd, not the usual all preppy that you get at a lot of other places, but some preppy, some seedy, some young, some old, etc. It's right between MIT and Harvard, so you get a lot of students too. It's really a mix and as a result a fun, but different special mix, if that makes any sense.

    • jankeedaddy
      jankeedaddy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      No Strippers Monday
      Monday is Karaoke 10PM to 1 AM; so if you are going for the strippers, well, wait a day or sing a sad song. On the other nights the boys are as nice and friendly as anywhere you could go. They ask your name and they will remember it. They get started about 10:30. It sort of sets a tone of civility that is unique.

    • BosGuy
      BosGuy Over a year ago

      Paradise has expanded their dance floor
      Not really a fan of this place but had a great time over Pride Weekend downstairs which has expanded and is now huge. Upstairs is raunchy w/ go go dancers and mostly lecherous men. Downstairs can be fun on the right weekend, but I would only go with a big group of friends. Best night to go: Saturday.

    • johnzanimalz
      johnzanimalz Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Living in LA for 10 years and coming back to a place like Paradise is the best.

    • mbp2620
      mbp2620 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Paradise advise from a local
      This bar has a very broad spectum of patrons. The only nights it is crowded is Saturday night and not until after 11 pm. Lower level has a good sized dance floor but the music is predictable abd totally uninspired.

    • Hunkman.leatherbound
      Hunkman.leatherbound Over a year ago

      Not great if you're lookin 4 MEN, But OK 4 dancing
      What else can I say? Tweeks & freaks. It's cool to see the sexy male strippers but that's the best thing there. I do not get into drag or queenies..just not what I like & there are too many of them. So if you're like me, (not into the queen scene) I'd say go elsewhere for the MEN. If U wanna dance, OK, they do that fine.

    • brisbane
      brisbane Over a year ago
      Hates it

      We had one night to go out im boston, granted, it was a Wednesday night, but there were no strippers, American Idol was on tv... 3 customers, me, my boyfriend and a man... Would not recommend based on my experience.

    • navamsas
      navamsas Over a year ago
      Loves it

      the ANTI House of Blues/Machine alternative.
      Down to earth, young and old, men and women.....all colors, backgrounds and body types! Bartenders are great! Strippers are entertaining... and the attitude is nowhere to be found..... On the down side, if your clostrophobic the dance area may scare you.... If your looking for muscleheads you wont find, looking for some pretty hot boys and can find them here sans attitude.

    • Gaytravelers
      Gaytravelers Over a year ago

      good strippers!
      Not a bar to go to every week but for someone out of town it was a treat. They had some good strippers. Drinks were just so-so.

    • MatthewA
      MatthewA Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Yes I patronize the Paradise once in a while. One tip...the downstairs has some of the BEST dance music in Boston. Its a mix of classic 80's 90's and new anthems. Mostly all vocals.Great mixes one after the other so you can literally not leave the dance floor. Everyone is smiling and is friendly, lots of cruising too!! It dark, tonz of lights and lasers and dance smoke to make it even more wild. The porn also makes it a special place!! Minus 1 star for making a "mandatory" coat check" WTF? I just leave my coat in the car now. Also, located next door to MIT's small steaming nuclear reactor.