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.
clockwise from top left: Storyville, circa 1957; Ella Fitzgerald; Billie Holiday; Louis Armstrong; Charlie Parker; Duke Ellington; center: Dave Brubeck
Storyville || Back Bay
90 Exeter Street || Boston, Massachusetts
phone: 617.236.1134 || email
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