A Variety of Early Entertainment Options Highlights Boston's Nightlife

 Boston's known for being an early city, and offers plenty of options for entertainment that ends before 10:00pm. Here you'll have many choices for evening activities that will have well-rested for the day ahead.

If you want to take in a show you can order tickets to one of the many held at the Wilbur Theater where you'll find big name comics, theatrical performances, and live music on their stage.

Those seeking a sampling of the cold can make a night of it at Frost Ice Bar where the temperatures inside are so cold everything is made of ice and your visit has a time limit for your safety.

When you need a good laugh Boston has two excellent options: the Improv Asylum and Laugh Boston where comedy is the show of the day.

If you'd like to get  in dinner with a show and still make it home before 10:00pm, you can head to Beat Hotel where their 6:30-8:30 performance gives you the chance to enjoy their great food with the music. 

For fans of contemporary entertainment, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston offers a variety of modern dance, music and theater for your enjoyment in their state of the art theater on Boston's waterfront.

Wherever you end up, you' can easily make it home in time to get a full night's rest.

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Hard Rock Cafe
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Beat Hotel
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The Wilbur Theatre
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