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Boston's Best Bars To Celebrate Pride Month

Pride Month gives the residents of Boston a chance to stand up for the rights of others and themselves. It gives them the choice to celebrate the normalcy of all sexual orientations. Most of all, it gives them a chance to band together with like-minded people at a variety of events that happen all over the city. The best bars in which to celebrate Pride Month in Boston either are near these events or are events in and of themselves.
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1236 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 265-4490

Boston's dbar is one of the city's most popular gay bars with a classic atmosphere. It has very masculine lounge decor and a full bar equipped with a few television sets. Pride Month celebrants will enjoy having a toned down atmosphere to sneak off to after the fanfare of the parade, festival and other events. With an accessible location on Dorchester Avenue and a tasty menu for dinner and brunch, any time is a good time to visit dbar during Pride Month.

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180 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 868-3000

Paradise is an upbeat gay club in Cambridge. It is full of energy and is one of the best places Pride event-goers can visit for a dance. It features two bars, entertainment, a large dance floor and free parking. This is an adult venue, so be ready to see male dancers and even adult films for viewing. It is the place to both enjoy male dancers and meet men in the city.

Related: Boston's Best Gay Bars

Oak Long Bar
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Oak Bar
The Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 St James Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 585-7222

No one ever said that celebrating Pride Month should be done strictly in gay venues. The Oak Bar is a classy location with great drinks and an attached restaurant. It is located right where the Pride Parade starts on June 13, 2015, so the area is perfect for revelers to get their drink on before or after enjoying the procession. Make sure to try one of the bar's flavorful cocktails, such as the Algonquin Spice or the Basil Cucumber Collins.

Machine Nightclub
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Machine Nightclub
1254 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-1950

Ramrod is a gay club that is upstairs in the Machine Nightclub. One of the great things about it is that visitors have the choice of going to an event at Ramrod or dancing at Machine and having plenty of events from which to choose. Everyone is welcome, so groups of friends of all sexualities can hang out to celebrate Pride Month at Ramrod and Machine. From androgynous performers to throwback music nights, this club offers a lot of ways to celebrate sexuality, costume and dance.

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Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
1 S. Market St.
Boston, MA 02109
(857) 284-7382

In 2015, Boston's Pride Festival is happening in City Hall Plaza. It is quite nearby Faneuil Hall, where Boston's self-proclaimed best tequila menu resides within the Mija Cantina. What better way is there to celebrate the nuances of life than by sitting in a simply laid out bar drinking tequila? Apart from the variety of tequilas and tequila cocktails, there are also authentic Mexican menu items that even the food critics in the bunch will love.

Related: Guide To Boston's Gay And Lesbian Scene

Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at


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