Boston may be known for their low-key pubs and rowdy sports bars, but Bijou Nightclub and Lounge proves that there’s an audience for posh places too. With neon lights, slick leather couches, and blaring music that’s a mix between club, techno, and electronica, it’s like being transported to an exclusive NYC or L.A. lounge.
Christened in 2011, Bijou hosts DJs from around the world on most weekends and specific weekdays. Tickets for most events are reasonably priced – though patrons often spend a pretty penny at the bars. The club is in the heart of Chinatown, and the simplest way to make your grand entrance is to take the orange line to the Chinatown stop.
There are two areas in the Bijou: Onyx Lounge and Gold Lounge. Onyx lounge is where you’ll find exceptional DJs and patrons dancing the night away. The third level takes VIP to a whole new level, with bottle service and posh tables and comfy couches. There are three bars in the Onyx lounge, and plenty of seating at the 19 tables, which offer a variety of views of the dance floor.
It comes as no surprise that the Gold Lounge features shiny, polished tables and a low key bar scene. It’s the perfect section for taking it easy, or winding the night down slowly, and in style.
- Bijou is originally the Bijou Theater when opened in 1882.
- The venue has two rooms, one playing mostly hip hop and one playing house/techno.
- Coat check is $5.
Where is Bijou located?
Bijou is located between Bates Pl & Eliot Pl in Chinatown.
How much is cover charge at Bijou?
Bijou normally charges a cover of around $20-30.
How long will I have to wait at Bijou?
Expect to wait anywhere from 30-90 min depending on when you arrive.
When is Bijou open?
Bijou is open according to event schedules.
What are the best nights to go to Bijou?
Weekends are the best.
What is the dress code at Bijou?
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 Bijou?
Expect to pay around $15 for cocktails.
What kind of music do they play at Bijou?
Bijou features mostly hip hop, house and techno.