Where to celebrate your birthday if . . .
. . . You want a surprise party
Try Middlesex Lounge
Because this hotspot is tucked away in a nondescript building on Massachusetts Avenue, you might just miss Middlesex on your way to a bigger club — which gives it definitive surprise party potential.
"On any given night, we'll have three to four birthday parties at once," says assistant manager Nate Brown. Bonus: The laid-back lounge hosts dance nights almost every night of the week, ranging from soul to hip-hop to electronic, so it's sure to satisfy even the most finicky musical tastes.
315 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-868-6739, middlesexlounge.us