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A list of private social clubs in Boston

Developer Sandy Edgerley wants to open a private social club called Haddon Hall in Back Bay that would feature gourmet dining, luxury overnight accommodations, and other amenities.
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Developer Sandy Edgerley wants to open a private social club called Haddon Hall in Back Bay that would feature gourmet dining, luxury overnight accommodations, and other amenities.

A local philanthropist and developer wants to open a private social club called Haddon Hall in Back Bay that would feature gourmet dining, luxury overnight accommodations, and other amenities — including a gym and an outdoor terrace on the 11th floor.

If that plan comes to fruition, it would join dozens of other private social clubs already operating in Boston.

There are a variety of club types across the city, with different focuses and functions.

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City records show there are 38 establishments with the most common type of club license, which allows them to serve all types of alcohol. Club licenses are distinct from alcohol licenses issued to bars and restaurants, for example, because they only allow the establishment to serve members and members’ guests — not the general public.

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Records show there are three other establishments in Boston with club licenses that only allow them to serve wine and malt beverages, such as beer.

And, there are three more locations inside Logan International Airport with all-alcohol club licenses, and another 12 establishments scattered around the city that hold similar licenses unique to veterans clubs.

Below is a list of the clubs and a map showing where they’re located:

Social clubs in Boston A list of establishments around the city that have club licenses allowing them to serve alcohol to members and their guests.
Name Address Club license type Club space capacity
Admirals Club / American Airlines, Inc. Logan Airport, Terminal B, East Boston, MA 02128 All alcohol (airport) 180
Agganis Arena / Trustees of Boston University, Inc. 925 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215 All alcohol 450
Airport Business & First Class Premier Lounge. (Air France Lounge at Logan Airport Terminal E) 500 Logan Airport Terminal E, East Boston, MA 02128 All alcohol (airport) 206
Algonquin Club of Boston 217 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116 All alcohol 461
American Legion / Building Association, Old Dorchester Post #65 500 Gallivan Bl, Dorchester, MA 02124 All alcohol (veterans club) 252
Boston Lodge of Elks #10 / B.P.O.E. of The United States of America Inc. 1 Morrell St, West Roxbury, MA 02132 All alcohol 400
Boston Metropolitan Post No. 1 Amvets, Inc. 119 Belgrade Ave, Roslindale, MA 02131 All alcohol (veterans club) 99
Boston Racquet Club / Tsi Summer Street, LLC 100 Summer St, Boston, MA 02110 Malt & wine 301
BPD Post #1018 Veterans-Foreign Wars/USA 500 Morton St, Dorchester, MA 02124 All alcohol (veterans club) 181
Building Assoc. St. Marks Post #1758 V.F.W., Inc. 63 Bailey St, Dorchester, MA 02124 All alcohol (veterans club) 228
Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus Building Association 545 Medford St, Charlestown, MA 02129 All alcohol 376
Chilton Club 150-152 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116 All alcohol 782
East Boston Yacht Club, Inc. 0 Rice St, East Boston, MA 02128 All alcohol 149
Emerald Society of the BPD, Inc. 10 Birch St, Roslindale, MA 02131 All alcohol 99
Fogg-Roberts Post / Cecil W. Fogg Thomas J. Roberts Post #78 56 Harvard Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136 All alcohol (veterans club) 99
Harvard Club of Boston 374-380 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215 All alcohol 1369
Harvard Club of Boston 1 Federal St, Boston, MA 02110 All alcohol 324
Irish Social Club, Inc. of Boston 119 Park St, West Roxbury, MA 02132 All alcohol 659
Italian American War Veterans, Inc. 60 Paris St, East Boston, MA 02128 All alcohol (veterans club) 50
John P. Mckeon Post #146 AMVETS, Inc. 4 Hill Top St, Dorchester, MA 02124 All alcohol (veterans club) 705
Knights of Columbus Building Assoc. of Roslindale 4192 Washington St, Roslindale, MA 02131 All alcohol 435
Legion Department of Mass / Jamaica Plain No. 76 Inc. of The American 280 South St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 All alcohol (veterans club) 140
Logan Lounge / Tastes On The Fly Boston, LLC Logan Airport, Terminal C, East Boston, MA 02128 All alcohol 60
M.W.G.W. Carver Grand Lodge, Inc. 70-80 Talbot Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124 All alcohol 886
Martin F. McDonough Post No. 368 Am Legion W Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127 All alcohol (veterans club) 96
Mission Hill Post #327, American Legion, Inc. 1617 Tremont St, Roxbury, MA 02120 All alcohol (veterans club) 216
Mount Pleasant Knights of Columbus / Mount Pleasant Building Association Inc. 5250 Washington St, West Roxbury, MA 02132 All alcohol 218
Northeastern University 96 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115 All alcohol 82
Northeastern University 716 Columbus Ave, Roxbury, MA 02120 All alcohol 286
Old Colony Yacht Club 235 Victory Rd, Dorchester, MA 02122 All alcohol 354
Orient Heights Yacht Club, Inc.. 61 Bayswater St, East Boston, MA 02128 All alcohol 200
Polish American Citizens Club of South Boston, Inc. 82-84 Boston St, Dorchester, MA 02125 All alcohol 453
Port Norfolk Yacht Club, Inc. 179-181 Walnut St, Dorchester, MA 02122 All alcohol 120
Post #1606 Son of Italy / Sgt. Guido Petrilli Mixed Lodge 30 Birch St, Roslindale, MA 02131 All alcohol 99
Protective Order of Elks / Brighton Mass. Lodge #2199 of The Benevolent 326 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135 All alcohol 240
S.Boston Post #6536 Veterans-Foreign Wars/USA, Inc. 5 Ellery St, South Boston, MA 02127 All alcohol (veterans club) 300
Savin Hill Yacht Club 400 William T Morrissey Bl, Dorchester, MA 02125 All alcohol 269
Somerset Club 41 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108 All alcohol 275
South Boston Lithuanian Citizens Association 368-372 W Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127 All alcohol 565
South Boston Yacht Club 1849-1849 Columbia Rd, South Boston, MA 02127 Malt & wine 328
St. Botolph Club, Inc. 199 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116 All alcohol 202
Tavern 103, Ltd. 256 Freeport St, Dorchester, MA 02122 All alcohol 824
The Bocce Club / The Sunset Bocce Club, Inc. 65 Danny Rd, Hyde Park, MA 02136 All alcohol 132
The Club at Millennium Tower / Boston Hospitality Partners, LLC 1 Franklin St, Boston MA 02110 All alcohol N/A
The College Club of Boston / The College Club of Boston, Inc. 44 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116 Malt & wine 182
The Polish Club / Polish American Political Club of Hyde Park 1391 River St, Hyde Park, MA 02136 All alcohol 49
The Tavern Club, Inc. 4-6 Boylston Pl, Boston, MA 02116 All alcohol 313
The Tennis and Racquet Club 927-939 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115 All alcohol 350
The University Club of Boston 426 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116 All alcohol 267
Trustees of Boston University 775 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215 All alcohol 4612
Trustees of Boston University 225 Bay State Rd, Boston, MA 02215 All alcohol 280
Twenty-Four Eighteen Club, Inc. 18-24 Washington St, Boston, MA 02121 All alcohol 215
Union Club of Boston, Inc. 7-8 Park St, Boston, MA 02108 All alcohol 349
University of Massachusetts Club / University of Massachusetts Building Authority 1 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108 All alcohol 482
William E. Carter Post #16 1531 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan, MA 02126 All alcohol (veterans club) 141
Woodbine Associates, Inc. 57 Blue Hill Ave, Roxbury, MA 02119 All alcohol 60

Where the clubs are located

Hover over or click each dot to see the name of each establishment.

City of Boston

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