87% love it
GayCities Members report that Rise has closed
Boston's only afterhours club, popular on Saturdays
This afterhours club is mixed gay/straight and is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Saturday has traditionally been the night for the gay boys, but the crowd has been dwindling of late and management (who are themselves gay) are starting to try to attract a wider audience by moving away from more traditional "gay circuit DJ's." Time will tell how this night fares...be sure to write a review and let us know!


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    • indistinct
      indistinct Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not a gay scene anymore, so expect about 90 percent straight people. ... Otherwise: Overpriced admission, but they're not making much money on drinks, since they can't serve any. Good music, great for dancing if you're not exhausted at that hour. Interesting for people-watching. Lots of straight people smooching on couches.

    • navamsas
      navamsas Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Gay no more.....
      Boston's only after hours, and the music spinning is awesome. Over time it has become straight, and more ethnic and we gays and lesbians are fewer and fewer! All are welcome, and if you just wanna dance and chill....definately a must! Be warned though guys, the metro sexual staright men take their shirts off and DO NOT like being hit on by guys! Gay men, beware the women are hot and may try to convert you!!! Fridays more straight/Saturday 60% straight/Sundays on special days...is a 50/50 split.

    • Gaytravelers
      Gaytravelers Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A bar for everyone!
      The night we went, there were a lot of str8 people, but that was okay. Everyone seems to get along great. This is something that is happening all over the country nowadays. Hep str8's and Hep gays party together.

    • MatthewA
      MatthewA Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I used to go RISE pretty often back in my party days. Only thing that I disagreed with is that you have to know a member to get in, or to obtain your own membership. Cranking sound system and lights. Feels like a fire trap though as its on a 2nd & 3rd floor and 1 exit. Shame on the management of RISE for charging $50 cover on Pride Weekend. What a nerve. They owe the gay community an apology.

    • entwurfer
      entwurfer Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great for all 20's, 30's & 40's crowd
      The best Boston has to offer for a Saturday night. The staff is friendly. A must see for after the regular clubs close.

    • Roberto2
      Roberto2 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      RISE is Bostons Best Club
      Best sound systems, best lighting, best music. Best DJs. They bring in djs from all over the world. There is always a wide range of people because they are 18+ and do not serve alcohol. It seems to be getting much more gay on saturdays now and that ok with me. Oh and the place is really clean which I like. It doesnt smell like a frat party..

    • Chewy
      Chewy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Don't label Rise
      Go to Rise with an open mind and enjoy the music. This is the purpose of this place. I'm from Chicago and never miss Rise when I am in Boston.

    • what's rise?
      rise is a good place.unfortunatelly it has not been as good as it used to be few year's ago. .i used to go every saturday when it was gay night. now we see more str8 people than gay people on saturday night.most of them give us lot of attitude.i would really like rise could bring back the greate gay night it used to have few years ago,and bring all those great circuit djs such as tony moran,peter rauhofer,victor calderone,manny lehman more often to the city.boston needs a circuit party ,and rise is the only club tha has the potential to bring it to the city. please rise team help us. thank you so much

    • Travis
      Travis Over a year ago
      Loves it

      RISE in Boston
      Rise is one of Bostons best underground clubs hands down. Nothing compares in terms of the music, people, atmosphere and energy. If you get the chance to check this place out, skip the regular clubs and just go to rise, you will be glad you did.

    • Zed
      Zed Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great place to meet new people.
      Gay or Straight, RISE is an awesome place to dance and meet people. I've always found the crowd at the club to be more friendly than at other Boston club. Kudos to the owners for adjusting their format to changing times. I've met great people at the club, gay, straight and undecided. Don't get hung up on the labels - you'll see RISE is alot of fun. If you are gay, don't be afraid to check out the club on any night - no one cares!