The Boston Bijou Theater opened on Washington Street in 1882 as the first American playhouse lit entirely by electricity. The electrical system was installed and supervised personally by Thomas Edison. Flash forward 129 years and Bijou Nightclub is entertaining in Boston’s Theater District.

Sleek late-night club in circa-1882 former theater district is drawing lines for sets by international DJs. Open in the former Europa/Buzz space, this minimalist club/restaurant hybrid boasts two floors of bass-thumping revelry tricked out with gold curtains and a state-of-the-art sound system