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Hue, at the Copley Square Hotel, offers fine dining and nightlife with a side of Boston history

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Hue, at the Copley Square Hotel, offers fine dining and nightlife with a side of Boston history
The bar at Hue bustles with excitement. PHOTO: HUE

Nestled within the walls of the historic Copley Square Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay, this one-stop-shop for drinks, dining and live entertainment keeps its patrons wanting more. Hue Boston, cleverly named after its location on the corner of Huntington Avenue and Exeter Street, offers three dynamic spaces that exemplify the intersection of history and modern luxury in Boston.

Stop by for a drink at their Rosebar or Speakeasy or spend the entire evening enjoying live music and indulging in the elevated dining experience at their downstairs Supper Club, whose plates feature diverse flavors drawn from American, Asian, Indian and Caribbean cuisine.

PHOTO: HUE

A collaborative product formulated by George Aboujaoude and event organizer Robert Eugene, this classically glamorous dining and event space was once home to Boston’s premiere jazz nightclub in the 1940’s, Storyville.

Frequently a stop for jazz icons such as Louis Armstrong while in Boston, Storyville was known for its high-end and classy atmosphere. From its inception up until its final days in 1960 when financial difficulties arose, some of the country’s most talented jazz musicians graced the nightclub’s stage, yet patrons of color were at no point allowed inside to enjoy the setting. While countless Black musicians were granted access to perform for Storyville’s all-white guests, Boston’s diverse populations were excluded from the experience.

Prior to Hue’s opening, local artist Rob “Problak” Gibbs was commissioned by its managing partners to produce a mural representing the rich musical history of the space. Gibbs’ piece features iconic Black jazz musicians such as Billie Holiday, Miles Davis and Ella Fitzgerald. This element of Hue is just one example of how its managing partners aim to create an inclusive community with experiences that “truly represents the city’s diverse spirit.”

Hue truly pays homage to the building’s deep connection to Boston’s history while simultaneously reclaiming the space for populations that have been historically excluded.

Sizzling skillet of escargot from Hue. PHOTO: HUE

While interviewing with Danae Bucci for a WCVB-5 piece on the Storyville Jazz Club, managing partner Robert Eugene spoke to the topic, stating that “the only difference now is that in the ’50s, even though there were Black musicians here, Black residents in Boston didn’t actually feel comfortable coming to the Back Bay — and now it’s completely different.”

Now a space whose customer base is reflective of Boston’s diverse populations, guests such as entertainment host Melisa Valdez have a true appreciation for Hue community. She said, “It’s nice to have a Black-owned entertainment space in the Back Bay — for us by us!”

Come pop in and make memories with the Hue community at one or all three of their spaces within the Copley Square Hotel.

Hue’s Rosebar, located on the ground floor of the hotel, features food and a perfectly curated cocktail program. Just downstairs, guests can stop in for a diverse array of family-style dining options prepared by Chef Aaron Lhamon at the Supper Club and experience the live music via DJ or band. As the night comes to an end, patrons can hop on over to the Speakeasy and enjoy a drink at this high-energy yet intimate setting.

Patron Melisa Valdez speaks to the environment, stating that the drinks, meals and events “always feel like a family reunion.  It’s one of my personal favorite places to attend as it is a safe space for community gatherings and the vibes will always have you coming back for more.”

A perfect space to grab a bite to eat with friends and family, or attend an exclusive party or corporate event, 90 Exeter Street has all you need. Stop by Hue to experience Back Bay’s premiere fine dining and nightlife destination.

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