Boston is often referred to as a "town" because it feels accessible for a city of its size and stature. There's a lot of history here and it seems like there's a world class university or at least school boys around every corner. The Boston gay bar and club scene is scattered throughout town, but the South End and Tremont Street area is the traditional gay neighborhood. It's a pleasant area for a walk, although rising prices and gentrification have left fewer gay bars and stores in the area. In case you are wondering, there are no remaining sex venues in Boston. Guys looking for that kind of outlet head to nearby Providence, RI.