The Greatest Bar
262 Friend St, Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 367-1837
Parking: Garage, Street, Lot, Valet, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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12/29/2011Provided by Citysearch -
The overall atmosphere of the bar was your typical scene you would expect on a Friday night. However, the conduct of the bartenders was SHOCKING. Having worked in the hospitality industry - I was reluctant to write this review, however, I do feel compelled to review this bar based on my experience. My friend spilled a drink at the bar late last Friday evening. The bartenders - completely ignored my MULTIPLE requests to clean up the spilled beverage and continued to TALK amongst themselves for a good five minutes before addressing the mess. At which point, they proceeded to BELITTLE my friend for spilling her drink. I was shocked and appalled and I will not be visiting this establishment again.
There are plenty of other great bars in Boston where the staff is not blatently rude!
02/07/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I don't even want to give this bar one star!
This weekend I arrived with a bus of 30 people. We all paid the $10 cover (they made $300 from us walking in!!). I had one drink inside and then went out for a smoke. When we went to go back in the bouncer said I was too drunk. Lets look at the following factors Mr bouncer: 1) its raining 2) there is ice all over your side walk and 3) I'm in heels... I don't think anyone could walk right on that. But I accepted it and went across the street missing my friends birthday.
Later I found out the bouncer eventually did that to almost the whole bus. They basically robbed us all for our $10!! They kicked out my brother and said he was too drunk and he DOESN'T EVEN DRINK!!
So at the end of the night I tried to use there bathroom because I was waiting for my party and the bouncer rudely told me (a female) to use the ally.
I'm surprised this business is still in business!
We now refer to to this place as ""The Worst Bar""
11/21/2010Provided by Citysearch -
RUDE and AWFUL... absolutely go somewhere else... I was treated so rudely by the staff and have never been to a place with such rude people. Terrible service and rude staff. The bouncers are also beyond rude and on a complete power trip, as mentioned by another user on these reviews.
More like the worst bar - avoid at all costs. You're better off going to the Harp around the corner.
03/11/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have enjoyed all my experiences here - from private functions to grabbing a bite before or after a game. People are always here - it is never dull, or empty! Food is good, but expensive and small in portion size - so just keep that in mind - and if you are looking for a meal eat elsewhere, and drink here.
Another plus for the Greatest Bar is if you are meeting people for a game from various locations its the perfect halfway point, grab a drink and head over to the game. Reconnect with old friends at the game - have them join you at the bar after. There is something for everyone, and offers a solid bet when you are out of options and looking for someone to choose a place for you.
05/27/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We went to TGB to watch the B's game and it was the best atmosphere I have been in to watch the game besides being inside the garden. The TV's where incredible how you saw every play and even ice flying. The food was great the drinks were cheap the crowd was amazing. It didn't end after the game. The crowd piled in the place and it was the best after party I have been to in a long time every floor had it's on great concept and different crowd it was awesome. I have been there on non games nights and I have to say this place is one of the tops in the city with everything going on all the time......Great Job
04/18/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This place is soo fun! I always go my bday, friends bdays and weekends occassionally. There are 4 floors so there is something for everyone and different music on 3 of the 4 floors! It is really fun and its always busy! Theres usually a long line on weekend so get there early and you'll miss the cover as well. Great location because its right across from the garden and its always the place to go after games, concerts, etc. I will always love this place and have great memories here!
02/09/2009Provided by Citysearch -
well I can alot of disappointed people on here which is unfortunate.
The only night that there is a cover is on Saturdays. Its a very big night, fun night, and as we can see a successful night.
We apologize for the amount of time some of you have had to spend waiting in line. We try our best to accomodate everyone as fast we can.
There is a very strict capacity limit set so we cannot go over that.
To save some time and money I suggest people go to bostonviplist and reserve a place on the guestlist. You will not wait in line as long and you will recieve reduced admission which is only 5 dollars per person.
Saturday nights are a huge night as mentioned and capacity is reached very early normally by 1030, so the only suggestion I can make is get there early, sign up on the guestlist, and please have a little patience, because I am more then confident when you finally get in, it will be worth the wait...
The music format for Saturday Nights is Hip Hop/Top 40/Old Skool/80s and from the past few weeks everyone seems to really enjoy the selection of music played.
AS mentioned in other reviews you can hear top 40 at alot of other places, but DJs @ The Greatest can mix and know what they are doing, so its a much better experience then alot of other places you may visit.
So please don't let these bad reviews determine if you come check out The Greatest Bar or not.
Please just get your names on the list, try to get out early, and please have patience...like I said, once you are in you will have a great time :)
11/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Reasons not to choose this heinous establishment:
*They charge girls $10 and guys $15 to get in...totally sexist and ridiculous
*The music was awful and the DJ couldn't mix them well at all. Most of the songs weren't even known songs. Not dancing music, or even just sitting around drinking music. Terrible.
*Security(with headphones and walkie talkies) were on major power trips, only concerning themselves with how your hat was worn, which floor you're allowed to be on, and they were all ugly.
*The waitresses didn't understand drink orders, had no idea what a vodka tonic was.
*while standing outside in the rain some guy walked by and pushed me and the bouncer just let it happen. (ps, I'm a girl)
Don't come here. Save your money. I'd rather go to Fusion5 in Foxboro.