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Discover sightseeing attractions and things to do in Boston Massachusetts

With Hotel Commonwealth as its grand cornerstone, Kenmore Square is a charming neighborhood of the Back Bay and the true gateway to the many things to do in Boston. In addtion to being the landmark of historic site Red Sox Fenway park, Kenmore Square provides close proximity and easy access to Boston’s many neighborhoods as well as cultural, historic and leisure attractions, the area has an allure all its own.

Fenway Park: Home of the Red Sox

Overlooking historic Fenway Park, Hotel Commonwealth is the perfect choice for baseball fans and is within a short walking distance from the beloved home of the Boston Red Sox. 

Boston University:  Hotel Commonwealth's Avenue Neighbor

Home of the Boston Terriers, Boston University is the largest university in the city, founded in 1839. With over 16,000 full time undergraduates and over 8,500 full time graduate students, as well as a faculty of nearly 4,000, the University spans more than 13 acres right in the heart of Boston. 

With more than 100 colleges and universities located within its metropolitan area, Boston has been appropriately dubbed, "The Athens of America". Boston area schools include some of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world. 

World Renowned Hospitals and Medical Centers

The Boston area is world renowned for its state-of-the-art hospitals and medical facilities. From teaching hospitals associated with the area's most prestigious universities, to community health centers, Boston offers the cutting-edge treatment and research that breaks new medical ground and expertly delivers successful patient care. 

Recognized as one of Boston's most upscale neighborhoods and attractions, the Back Bay stretches from the Charles River on the north to Newbury Street on the south and encompasses some of the city's most historic homes, businesses and high-end shopping and dining destinations.

Nightlife
Guide - Nightlife - Dance Clubs

Brighton Beer Garden

386 Market St, Brighton, MA 02135 617-562-6000

Description: BRIGHTON. This Brighton area lounge offers Bostonians a New York experience without leaving town. It's a happening place that makes visitors feel very with it. The only difference between this bar and NYC bars is the cover charge ­ here there isn't one. That's just one of the many reasons for its popularity. The trendy crowd, sleek two-story interior, great drink menu, gleaming dance floor, and great surroundings (lovely skylights and plenty of room) are some of the others. Great singles spot!
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Gypsy Bar

116 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 617-482-7799

Description: THEATRE DISTRICT. Formerly that icon of style known as Pravda 116, this sexy Theatre District haunt draws young, deep-pocketed folks who are looking for an upbeat place to unwind. Music ranges from house to Latin, and the Euro-chic interior certainly blends a wide range of "rouge" elements. Patronage of the hip and famous is a point of pride at Gypsy, and it's not uncommon for celebs (Heidi Klum, for one) to throw their own private bashes here. Fashion shows and themed parties give the crowd further reasons to don their best.
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Hurricane O'Reilly's

150 Canal St, Boston, MA 02114 617-722-0161

Description: NORTH END. Located near the Fleet Center in the North End, O'Reilly's Irish pub boasts a New Orleans feel throughout. It's a great spot for singles to mingle and meet other Boston up-and-comers. O'Reilly's offers nights for both live music and DJs, and the music is a mixture of '80s, new wave, rock and pop. After dancing a while, be sure and partake of the house's signature drink ­ the Big Easy-style Hurricane.
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Liquor Store

25 Boylston Pl, The Alley, Boston, MA 02116 617-357-6800

Description: THEATRE DISTRICT. Unabashedly wild and a little "naughty," the Liquor Store is the quintessential party bar. Attention-grabbing patrons pack the floor and shake it to DJ-spun top 40 hits until the urge for another beer (served in a brown paper bag) arises. Friday night's bikini contests draw some striking beauties, not to mention a large audience. In the midst of all the hoop-la, be sure not to miss a ride on the famous mechanical bull.
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Lucky Strike Lanes / Jillian's Boston

145 Ipswich St, Boston, MA 02215 617-437-0300

Description: FENWAY DISTRICT. Lucky Strike Lanes / Jillian's bills itself as an "Entertainment Universe," and that it is! This complex houses a variety of entertainments including 55 pool tables, a dance floor, black jack tables, 250 video games and simulators, huge screen video walls, 6 full bars and its very own bowling alley. You're sure to find something here to suite your fancy-even if it's simply a meal and drink at the restaurant, located on the first floor of this three-story hangout.
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Middlesex Lounge

315 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 617-868-6739

Description: CAMBRIDGE. Middlesex Lounge moonlights as restaurant (and a decent one at that!) before 9pm, but it really takes off once the impressive line-up of local, national and international DJs start spinning. You'll be hard-pressed to find breathing room on the dance floor of this sleek, unpretentious lounge.
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Mojitos

48 Winter St, Boston, MA 02108 617-834-0552

Description: DOWNTOWN. For those who enjoy (and know) their salsa, meringue, reggaeton and bachata, in terms of general atmosphere and energy level, few places hold a candle to this fun-loving dance club, which sits just a few paces from Boston Common. Each night, Mojitos features a little something different, from live Latin music and free dance lessons in the lounge to awesome, adrenaline-racing dance parties in the snazzy club area. NB Keep your eyes peeled for promotions like reduced admissions, drink specials and celeb DJs.
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Royale

279 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116 617-338-7699

Description: THEATRE DISTRICT. Both a dance club and concert venue, Royale is located in the space of a former hotel ballroom and opera house and can accomodate crowds of up to 1,300. On club nights the bodies move to the resident DJ's spinning a mix of techno, hip-hop, electronic, and top 40 remixes. Go-go dancers add spice dancing on the stage. If you feel like taking a break, there are VIP areas and a second floor wrap around balcony perfect for checking out the scene. Concerts at the venue range from alt country to jazz, funk, rock, and beyond. Past performers include Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, The Hold Steady, Robert Earl Keen, and Gin Blossoms. Check the website for dates and times.
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Ryles

212 Hampshire St, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA 02139 617-876-9330

Description: CAMBRIDGE. Each floor of this conveniently located jazz joint provides a different type of musical entertainment. As a result, you're sure to find something that suits your taste ­ perhaps a laid-back venue with live jazz, or maybe an electric atmosphere with lively dance music. Local and national acts both perform regularly, and Ryles also offers salsa and swing dancing on weekends. In addition, they feature brunch and dinner menus and a full bar.
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Venu

100 Warrenton St, Boston, MA 02116 617-338-8061

Description: THEATRE DISTRICT. Looking for where the Theatre District's über sexy crowd gathers when midnight rolls around? Try, Venu, a sleek, hot dance club that doesn't really get going until all the "respectable folks" are tucked and tidy in their beds. The dance floor, under the stewardship of charismatic DJs that specialize in hip-hop, old school rap, Latin and techno, is always packed with model-caliber clientele. That said, if it's a particularly busy night, getting past the door can be quite a feat, so make sure you dress well and act the part.
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Wonder Bar

186 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134 617-351-2665

Description: BRIGHTON. Wonder Bar holds guests to a higher standard of dress than most area bars and sports an up-and-coming attitude. The interior features a striking black-and-white floor and exposed brick walls. DJs and live music acts entertain guests, many of whom are either on a hot date or on the prowl for one! The bar features great drinks, including a collection of martinis and above average eats-from pizzas to quesadillas. And, their homemade chocolate chip cookies are legendary!
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