The side-by-side Ramroad leather bar
(617-266-2986) and Machine nightclub
(617-536-1950) are the top gay clubs in Boston's Fenway neighborhood, just around the corner from Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox) and a handful of mixed gay/straight establishments in that area. Ramrod has been around for years, serving Boston's leather-and-Levi's set with its laid-back yet cruisy bar. The Backroom is where a dress code is enforced on Saturday nights. Next door, the sleek and newer Machine is a fun gay dance club. Machine and Ramrod are at 1254 Boylston Street.