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Club Cafe

#425 of 2,367 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Back Bay
American, Bar, Pub
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209 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5109 (Berkeley St.)
+1 617-536-0966
12:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Wed 16:00 - 01:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We like going to the Napoleon Room at the Club Cafe. We usually go to see Bill and Katie sing - they put on a great show. The larger Club Cafe is a gay bar; the Napoleon Room usually has a mixed crowd. Be sure to reserve ahead, and to ask for a seat in the main room; the side... More 

1 Thank Herbert M
Boston, Massachusetts
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1,717 reviews
1,340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 908 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

A friend suggested we stop by for a drink and listen to some of the people performing... they have a guy playing the piano in an area off to the left as you enter this large place... sectioned off with a glass partition. People come up and sing mostly show tunes... great fun. They have a waitress who does a... More 

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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

To think of The Golden Girls performance that we saw as a drag show would be doing these two actors a tremendous disservice. This is a tribute show that is full of love. There is some interaction with the audience--The fourth wall is broken several times and each time with a great result. The theater is small and intimate. We... More 

2 Thank Phredfan
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Went here after the theatre to get some drinks on a thursday night. Great crowd of mostly gay men, found it quite easy to talk to people. Everybody seemed friendly and open even towards a single stranger. Very friendly bartenders that served good drinks at reasonable prices. Dancefloor started filling up a little later and music was what I like... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We attended on Sunday September 12th. The show was packed, and from the minute the audience sang the theme to Golden Girls the audience went wild!

1 Thank D.j. S
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

It was so much fun! food was delish and the drinks just kept coming. strongly reccomend the mango margarita and the white sangria!

1 Thank Olga S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

So terrific to find a place that is comfortable, and reasonably priced! Love entertainment and more!!!!

1 Thank John Anthony M
Poughkeepsie, NY
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We had brunch and then stayed for the Golden Girls show. The staff and the show were wonderful. The food at the brunch was average and not warm enough. Great desserts, fruit, and salad though. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The show was very funny. "Dorothy" was fabulous!

2 Thank Donegal_Bound
Tampa, Florida
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This was a fun little gay bar around the corner from our hotel. Very easy access to many hotel in the area. This place seemed to be very busy on both Friday and Saturday nights. I would go back when I visit Boston again.

1 Thank Tom M
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Had a quick cocktail and a light lunch. Service was good, food was average bar fare. Prices were reasonable. Very quiet as it was July 4th.

1 Thank Van K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 35
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5109
    (Berkeley St.)
  • Public Transportation: Orange line - Back Bay, Exit Orange Line at Clarendon Street exit and go one block north on Columbus Avenue. Green Line - Arlington Street Exit on Arlington Street and walk east to Columbus Avenue. Right on Columbus Avenue, 1 block to Berkeley Street. Entrance is on Columbus Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-536-0966

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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