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Old 04-23-2013, 07:39 AM
 
Location: a bar
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I've seen some pretty massive dance parties at Avalon. Not sure if it's still there though.
Unfortunately Avalon and Axis were torn down to make way for The House of Blues.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Unfortunately Avalon and Axis were torn down to make way for The House of Blues.
That sucks. HOB is a good place - but it's a chain like Hard Rock Cafe. Avalon and axis had their own flavor - ya know - unique. I can't remember AvAlon that well though - I was only in there a few times. I was mostly in Axis or the Rat. Now the Rat was unique! :-)
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:12 AM
 
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That sucks. HOB is a good place - but it's a chain like Hard Rock Cafe. Avalon and axis had their own flavor - ya know - unique. I can't remember AvAlon that well though - I was only in there a few times. I was mostly in Axis or the Rat. Now the Rat was unique! :-)
There will certainly never be another Rat...but you can still get a t-shirt.

QRST's: The Rat
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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Maybe it depends on where you came from and what you're used to...I moved from a town that had three dive bars (and two were across the street from each other) and one place in the entire town was open 24/7 and that was a Walgreens. If you wanted any sort of 'nightlife' you had to drive 30 minutes to the nearest 'city' of 45,000 people and even then it was just a small stretch of downtown with a few college bars. That's it. Everything was closed by 2am and since there wasn't any public transportation, you always had to have one person who got to stand around all night being sober so they could drive everyone home.

Boston has incredible nightlife when you compare it to that! It's no NYC...but it's still got plenty of opportunities for fun!
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:13 AM
 
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Maybe it depends on where you came from and what you're used to...I moved from a town that had three dive bars (and two were across the street from each other) and one place in the entire town was open 24/7 and that was a Walgreens. If you wanted any sort of 'nightlife' you had to drive 30 minutes to the nearest 'city' of 45,000 people and even then it was just a small stretch of downtown with a few college bars. That's it. Everything was closed by 2am and since there wasn't any public transportation, you always had to have one person who got to stand around all night being sober so they could drive everyone home.

Boston has incredible nightlife when you compare it to that! It's no NYC...but it's still got plenty of opportunities for fun!

This is all true and fine, but I don't think when people say "Boston has no nightlife" they're comparing it to small town of a population of 100. That doesn't even make sense. Nor does it make sense to compare it the other way.

I think people would compare Boston to other cities in the USA of similiar size. In that case, yeah, Boston has a much weaker nightlife than those cities.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:15 AM
 
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Nightlife in Boston isn't as obvious as it is in other cities (even smalller cities). But that doesn't mean it's not there.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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I think people would compare Boston to other cities in the USA of similiar size. In that case, yeah, Boston has a much weaker nightlife than those cities.
Obviously what people consider 'good nightlife' varies, but I disagree with this. With the exception of perhaps SF, I think Boston's nightlife is far superior to the nightlife found in similar sized cities.

Just a few weeks ago I was in line to see Ian Pooley, and was talking to a guy from DC. He was going on about how much better the club scene in Boston was right now, and that the level of talent booked wasn't seen in DC.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Obviously what people consider 'good nightlife' varies, but I disagree with this. With the exception of perhaps SF, I think Boston's nightlife is far superior to the nightlife found in similar sized cities.

Just a few weeks ago I was in line to see Ian Pooley, and was talking to a guy from DC. He was going on about how much better the club scene in Boston was right now, and that the level of talent booked wasn't seen in DC.
One thing is that Boston gets a lot of people from abroad either visiting or staying for a while, and nightlife in the US compared to most of Asia, Europe, and Latin America is pretty abysmal so that might be what's informing some of the stereotype. SF's nightlife is pretty bad.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:36 AM
 
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Obviously what people consider 'good nightlife' varies, but I disagree with this. With the exception of perhaps SF, I think Boston's nightlife is far superior to the nightlife found in similar sized cities.

Just a few weeks ago I was in line to see Ian Pooley, and was talking to a guy from DC. He was going on about how much better the club scene in Boston was right now, and that the level of talent booked wasn't seen in DC.
How was Ian? It's funny because I always think of Boston as having a poor EDM scene. I guess it's better than other cities for sure. Boston will have a big name DJ come in, but sadly, it will be on like a Tues night or something.

I can't even tell you how many times I've missed a headliner like Armin Van Buuren because Royale booked him on a Tuesday night.

I would think DC would have a great EDM scene as Deep Dish, BT, and a few others are from that area.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:51 AM
 
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How was Ian? It's funny because I always think of Boston as having a poor EDM scene. I guess it's better than other cities for sure. Boston will have a big name DJ come in, but sadly, it will be on like a Tues night or something.

I can't even tell you how many times I've missed a headliner like Armin Van Buuren because Royale booked him on a Tuesday night.

I would think DC would have a great EDM scene as Deep Dish, BT, and a few others are from that area.
Ian's set was a little too heavy on the tech-house for my taste. I was hoping for more proper techno.

I agree with the weekday night events. I think what happens is Boston is a stop for artists before weekend gigs in NYC. That, and the average Boston club goer isn't as discriminating as you'll find and other cities, and venues take advantage since they know they'll have a full house on Fri and Sat night no matter who is playing what.

But the Together Festival kicks off next weekend. Lot of good shows that week. I'm personally looking forward to Andres and the DOTC/Crew Love BBQ.

Lineup - Together
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