Under 21 Nightlife: What’s Good

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Under 21 Nightlife: What’s Good

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For a city thriving with so many college students, it’s ironic how the majority of nightclubs and nightlife events restrict the under 21 crowd. With the exception of sporadic concerts and shows, there are two venues known to promise consistent dance nights on a weekly basis for the younger college kids.


18+ @ RISE  (306 Stuart St., Boston. Green line to Arlington)


• Wonderland •

Boston’s weekly rave party

Fridays, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Genres: Electro, progressive, dubstep, trance, hardstyle… electronic music in ALL forms.


• GLOW Boston •

Boston’s premier college party

Saturdays, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Genres: Electro, house, top 40 remixes


19+ @ Phoenix Landing  (512 Mass Ave., Cambridge. Red line to Central)


• The Drop •

Bass for your face

Sundays, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Genres: Dubstep, electro, house, techno


• Makka Monday •

A break from underground EDM to get rhythmic

Mondays, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Genres: Reggae, dancehall


• Re:Set •

Get familiar with some of the most-respected local DJs

Wednesdays, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Genres: Techno, disco, house


• Elements •

Longest-running dance night – 13 years and counting

Thursdays, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Genres: Drum & bass


Venues to check for local 18+ concerts / shows

• House of Blues •



• Royale •



• TD Garden•



• The Paradise •



• The Middle East •



• Great Scott •



• TT The Bear’s •



• Brighton Music Hall•



• All Asia •