Dance nightclubs in Boston that play oldies may take some searching to find, but they do exist. Listening to and dancing to oldies is still a popular pastime that many people look forward to as a way to relax and enjoy an evening.
- The Greatest Bar in Boston (262 Friend St.) boasts of having some of the best live music entertainment and DJs in Boston. It has one of Boston's biggest bars and is located near the Garden. Three bars and four levels with state-of-the-art sound systems spread their music. There are many large screens and a 14-foot high definition TV. The top level is the one that plays Oldies from the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's as well as Motown. "The Greatest" also refers to displays of posters and photographs of the best in Boston's sports, politics, history, and more.
- Good Life (28 Kingston St.) is a favorite downtown dance nightclub for those who love to listen to and especially dance on two floors to music which includes a lot of oldies songs. Some nights there is no cover, and if there is one, it is only $5.00.
- The Roxy (279 Tremont St.) is an elegant historical ballroom large enough for 1500 people. This is the closest to a New York club and is part of a hotel where you can stay. The gold and red plush velvet trimmings in The Roxy's art deco room bring back many feelings of the "olden days".
- Top of The Hub (800 Boylston St .) is atop the Prudential Tower with the best views of Boston. The backdrop music is jazz in the elegant surroundings. Check out the outstanding brunch on Sundays.
- The Black Rose (83 Central St.) presents a different "oldie" as it is a reminder of the old country in legendary Ireland. This restaurant with great food has a pub with live Irish bands presenting nightly sing-alongs while the staff tells stories of their homeland.
- The Showroom (in the Seferian headquarters between the AU and Mexico Square) is a big new restaurant/bistro renovation of a former Volkswagen showroom that has bands on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. They play oldies, jazz, and The Blues.
- The Van Dells specialize in Rock and Roll from the 1950's and 1960's and often appear in Boston nightclubs as well as state fairs, casinos, and are also available for special events. Along with singing oldies, they add comedy, costume changes, and choreography to their non-stop action. The second half of their show is a "Glitter and Gold" nostalgic journey through the famous 1960's. They want their audience to bring out their dancing shoes.
- Another oldies act is The Reminisants who have entertained throughout New England since 1973. They feature dance music and perform for all types of functions and on cruises. In the summer months they appear at free festivals and open-air concerts including the Italian Feasts of Boston's North End.