Jacque’s Cabaret

BostonNoise.org says “Jacques’ Cabaret is Boston’s oldest gay bar. The upstairs features live female impersonator shows five nights per week, including weekends. The downstairs basement is open only on Friday and Saturday, and hosts local bands.”

Jacque’s official website shows Norell Gardner & his cast of miss-leading ladies playing every Friday and Saturday upstairs. The Raw Bar, “a return to the old style of cabaret where artists entertain each other, for the pure art and enjoyment of it, creating a space for talented people who don’t have the opportunity to perform because their music or performance is more artistic than commercial,” was featured in the Globe and plays downstairs at Jacque’s Underground on the second Friday of every month.

Directions are easy:

Jacques is located between the Theatre District and Bay Village, at the intersection of Piedmont and Broadway and behind the Raddison Hotel. Closest T stops are: Boylston Street (Green Line) and New England Medical Center (Orange Line).


Door is $8, bar is cash only, closes at midnight.

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