Opened September, 2011 in Boston’s Historic Back Bay, Storyville pioneers a new trend in the city’s nightlife as an exciting one-of-a-kind environment where Speakeasy meets Nightclub, classic and craft cocktails pour freely, and music which soothes the soul, as well as pumps new beats, can be discovered. Located at 90 Exeter Street (the original location at Copley Square hotel) and is the vision and creation of local restaurateur Brian Lesser. “Too often we hear about places trying to emulate New York, Las Vegas and Miami, but I think it is time we concentrated on creating a venue that is uniquely Boston. One with a cool and detailed history,” says Lesser. Lesser aims to set the bar with a place that, under one roof, fuses hospitality with fun, an ambience that plays on sinful and seductive, a dining menu made to please the palate, a cocktail program with classics and innovations, and areas to unwind and lounge with friends or to dance the night away.
What was once old and forgotten will be new again with the modern incarnation and interpretation of Storyville. Riffs on a speakeasy culture can be experienced in the Bordello Room; it gives a nod to the New Orleans’ Red Light District with a sinful and seductive atmosphere, classic and craft cocktails and an extensive dining menu of small plates served until well past midnight.
The Bordello Room will remain open throughout the evening while the rest of the space progresses from a lounge-like atmosphere to one of all out dancing as the hours pass. There is an extensive cocktail menu, table service, and music. Designer Steve Sousa of Sousa Designs took inspiration from the Red Light District’s artistic culture with shimmering fleur de lys patterns on the walls and lyrics from songs performed at the original Storyville stylized across the illuminated ceiling coves.
- Storyville is a bar/nightclub hybrid.
- This venue serves food well past midnight so don’t worry about that late night craving on the dance floor!
- Fresh oysters are on the menu!
- Street and valet parking is available.
Where is Storyville located?
Storyville is located between Blagden St & Huntington Ave in Back Bay.
How much is cover charge at Storyville?
Storyville charges a cover of around $10-20 on most days.
How long will I have to wait at Storyville?
Expect to wait anywhere from 30-90 min depending on when you arrive.
When is Storyville open?
Storyville is open on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
What are the best nights to go to Storyville?
All nights are good, even Wednesdays.
What is the dress code at Storyville?
Dress to impress! Collared shirt / jeans / dress shoes for guys. Avoid anything that can be considered sportswear (track jackets, jerseys, sneakers, hats, etc). Unless you’re a celebrity – in that case you can dress however you please.
How much do drinks cost at Storyville?
Expect to pay $11-$12 for cocktails.
What kind of music do they play at Storyville?
Storyville features mostly top 40, with a mix of EDM, hip hop and old school.