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Whisky Saigon

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(50 Reviews)

116 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

(617) 482-7799

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General Info
Gypsy Bar offers a variety of dining, drinking, dancing and private partying options to guests. The nightclub serves a range of steaks and provides special offers for women visitors. It conducts various performances of disc jockeys. Gypsy Bar maintains a dance floor and semiprivate suites that have dedicated bars and security personnel. The nightclub s menu includes salmon ceviche, tuna tartar, beef sate, portobello mushroom, antipasto skewers and cheese quesadillas. It also serves a selection of salads, entrees, desserts and side dishes. In addition, Gypsy Bar offers a variety of wines, including pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, reisling, chardonnay, merlot, zinfandel and cabernet sauvignon.
BBB Rating
A+
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Hours

Regular Hours

Mon - ThuClosed
SunClosed

Extra Phones

Phone: (617) 437-0300

Fax: (617) 350-6603

Payment method
visa, cash, all major credit cards
Neighborhood
Downtown Boston
Other Information

Parking: Garage, Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Dressy

Alcohol: Full Bar

Outdoor Seating: No

Pets Allowed: No

Takes Reservations: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

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Rahil S

05/26/2011

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Overall
Best Place to Dance

Been here a couple of times and I can say that only FRIDAY night is their best night.
Music is great with DJ Gera, crowd is decent and drinks are average price for a Boston Club.
Best way is to get on the guest list. I called one of their main promoter, Ricken 857.277.2561. He helped us get on the list and got some of us free entry.
Decor is great, dance floor is decently sized.
Definitely a regular.

jeffg88

02/14/2011

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Hottest Club in Boston...by far!

One of my favorite nightclubs in Boston playing the best house music and the best vibe to meet people. I was here when they hosted Bob Sinclar and the club was out of control. The women that are on the dance floor are top notch and some of the hottest in Boston.

The best part about the club compared to giant clubs in NYC is that even though its crowded, you can still move around and get through. I also love the jellyfish tank in the front behind the bar. I would deff go back over and over!

labiso

11/07/2010

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Needs to improve security...Nice Club Overall

it is a nice bar..I havent been out to a nightclub in a long time but I really liked it. Having a military background (Army), I usually notice things that need improvement especially securitywise. One thing that I noticed is that the club does not frisk/check people coming into the club to see if they are bringing in any contraband(guns,knives,drugs....) this is very dangerous.All in all it was a nice place to hangout.

uesaptnyc

08/28/2010

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Overall
Overrated

This place is overrated. I am from Manhattan and this place needs to stop acting like their some fancy club in the Meatpacking District. Guess what?! You're not in friggin Soho--get over yourselves!

Let's start off by saying their bouncers SUCK! They think they're hot $*@!. And again, you're not in NYC. Dude, you probably can't read and you work at a friggin bar on Boylston Street in Boston! You're also like 5'5"" and 120 lbs--seriously?! I had the same experience with a friend below with the sneakers. He wasn't even wearing sneakers--they were kind of loafer-like. In fact he had on the same shoes as this guy in front of us who got in. I am pretty sure the guys in front of us got in because of their race and my friend wasn't allowed to get in because of his race. This place should get sued and then they'll get off their high horse!

Inside it's always overly crowded with a bunch of gross smelly skeezy ethnic guys. They play alot of crappy house music and you can barely dance because it's so damn crowded!

I guess it's fine just to try out once--but, be prepared to be disappointed. I'm in law school right now and I think once I pass the bar exam, a lawsuit against Gypsy will be one of the first things I initiate. Anyone else in?

pball1224

06/29/2010

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Overall
Cover charge scam, terrible management.

Will not be returning to Gypsy Bar!

Me and some friends lost $90 in cover at the door when one member of our group got turned away during my bachelor party this past weekend. We lined up to go in and each paid the cover as we walked in. I made it as far as the bathroom down the hall from the entrance when I was called back to the door by a friend.

The door man, who was also the GM of the club said with a real nasty attitude ""He's not getting in, he's wearing sneakers."" (which were black soccer shoes, and had gotten into a few clubs already) I was a little surprised at his tone, to which I tried to negotiate saying we were a bachelor party and were going to spend a decent amount of money"" It was then that he informed me that after being turned away, my friend tried to hop the rope and sneak by. Obviously I realize this is unacceptable so I said fine we'll move along. Then the the GM replies ""I'm not giving you your cover back"". That's when I nearly lost it.

Getting ripped off $90 for being past the door for 2 minutes is not justifiable. If he had said, take your money and move along, I would have been annoyed but would have done so without an issue. We had a dress code issue earlier in the night where exactly that happened. But instead this GM saw this as an opportunity to collect $90 for nothing. I argued with him and he said I'm not returning it because I'm not telling the rest of you to leave, just him, you can stay. This is obviously BS, we weren't going to go in without him.

So this GM was a total jerk (to put it very nicely) and we got ripped off, thus the reason for this bad review. Me and my friends will find plenty of other bars to spend our money at and you should too.

LTenanty

03/12/2010

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Overall
Great place to drink and dance!

Found out about it from InstantNightLife website and skipped the line!

lissesyahoo

02/11/2010

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Overall
Huge dance floor

I checked out instantnightlife's website before going here and it was exactly as described. Great music but expensive drinks

kcrazy

02/07/2010

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Overall
Awesome!

I really like this place... I checked it out on the InstantNightlife website before going out and had a good time. Dance floor can get super-crowded (and hot) sometimes though...

QTbaTuttie

01/21/2010

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Overall
Great place to dance, drinks are too $$

I've been to Gypsy Bar a few times, and always had a blast. The music is fun, its always packed and I always leave feeling good. But the drinks are too pricey. It is a trade off, because it is a really fun place to go, but I've got to be sure my paycheck has cleared before I go.

GypsyBarNeverAgain

12/07/2009

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NEVER AGAIN.

Kevin Troy- The staff you keep....

Let me start by saying that I have never felt the need to give a review until now. I am a firm believer that if a place is that good, people will find out by word of mouth. At the same time, I also believe you shouldn't take a bad review to heart due to differences in opinion. However, after the level of disrespect I received at Gypsy bar, unparalleled by any restaurant, club, or any venue for that matter, I felt the need to save anyone that might read this the time and money.

I am not writing to complain about the cover charge, overpriced drinks, or the crowd Gypsy Bar attracts as most reviews have. To each their own.

Never in my life have I ever experienced a staff as contemptible, ungracious and class-less as Gypsy Bar employs and defends. The level of attitude, disrepect and rudeness is mind blowing. I didn't realize that being a Gypsy Bar employee entitles someone to treat customers in a manner you wouldn't even expect from an enemy. You would think the effort made to provide a classier atmosphere would translate to a friendlier staff, but you would be sadly mistaken. This place knows nothing about service with a smile, so imagine my surprise when after a little research I find that the owner has a small empire of restaurants and clubs in Boston and throughout the country. Maybe this is why his attention to the quality of bartenders at Gypsy Bar has fallen to the way side. Because no matter what I or anyone else writes here, he knows people will still go. But if by writing this, I save one person from completely ruining their night, my review will have been worth the effort.

Kevin Troy, I am calling you out on this. Your bartender with the short black hair is a HORRIBLE person, and you should be embarassed that she is a representation of your establishment. Not only did she yell at me for what I can say was a completely unwarranted reason, but she continued to yell at the one employee who was actually willing to do their job. Surely in this economy, you could find someone who would be more than happy to treat their customers with the respect and decency that I would hope you would want and expect for your paying patrons.

NewYorkBB

10/26/2009

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Overall
Overpriced Drinks, Completely Rude Bartender & Coatcheck

This was my first, and last, experience at Gypsy Bar... $60+ for 6 MIXED shots, not even straight liquor... $10 for a house vodka drink, and a completely rude bartender in the back who told me ""You tell your girlfriends not to come back here,"" AFTER I left her an unwarranted tip. Manager-- you should really fire the Asian girl who works in the back bar by the dance floor, her attitude will lose you A LOT of business.

This place has so much attitude and nothing at all to justify the attitude or overpriced drinks.

Best of all, the coatcheck girls LOST the belt that was on my coat. So I pay $10 to get in, $10 for a HOUSE drink served with complete rudeness, and $5 to check my coat, only to find they completely lost the belt on my coat and seemed BOTHERED by the fact I asked them to look for it, aka to do their jobs.

Coming from New York, maybe Boston does not have many other options for a more ""upscale"" club to go to if you want to dance... but this place is trying to be upscale and failing. One star is being too gracious. I WANT MY BELT BACK.

Kahran

10/09/2009

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Great drinks, TERRIBLE higher management, not worth it!!!

In my entire life, I've never had an experience like this.

As I do normally, I opened a tab. At the end of the night, I closed my tab, upon which I discovered that while some of my drinks were there, some were not, and 10 vodka drinks, unexpectedly, were there instead. 10 vodka drinks, just fyi, comes to $90.

Upon informing the bartender of this, she called over a manager, who brought over a bouncer and informed me that if I did not pay, right now, they would call the police for me attempting to steal from the bar. He continued to inform me that we had had a good night, there was no reason for it to end badly.

For a reputable establishment in Boston, I was shocked. Unfortunately, as I work for a newspaper, I've subsequently learned that this is not an isolated incident. I urge you, stay away--its not worth it.

acm0814

07/24/2009

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Overall
Thinks it's in Vegas. It's not.

Gypsy Bar is the saddest little bar in Boston that likes to pretend it's in Vegas. This place lacks class.

Filled with men in chain necklaces, half-buttoned shirts, hair gel, and about six ounces of AXE, it's the skeeviest rip-off around.

I once went during in Ashlee Simpson appearance (see, if she goes there, it's lame) and the manager yelled at me being rude, although I was sitting in a corner with my friend. At the bar, I asked the bartender for a martini list, (after waiting ten minutes) she gave me a Cosmo and a receipt. Gross.

Also, the bouncers are gross guys who think they're intimidating. Seems like they just need to get la id.

Go here to waste your money and hang out with people who think they're in Vegas.

jazz0392

04/13/2009

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Overall
great dj's and atmosphere

i've been to gypsy bar a million times because its fun, clean, and the music is always great. you can actually have a conversation in the front bar, and the dance floor can be fun if you stick with your friends. the cover is $10 after 10pm, so get there before if you can. the place is packed by 11-11:30pm. the bartenders are pretty friendly, but the drinks are average but expensive at $9 a pop. still, gypsy bar is always a good time, which is why i keep going.

landing

01/27/2009

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Overall
Bartenders need a reality check

I agree with the users who rated the staff at gypsy as rude and impolite. We were ordering drinks off of this bartender, giving her steady business, generous tips, and when I needed a drink of water she just blurted out ""NO, I'm too busy"" in this ill-mannered tone. She really wasn't busy bc no one else was ordering and she looked right at me before I asked. She was just being a downright b* *ch.

A little common courtesy goes a long way, especially since the customers are the only reason you have a job in the first place.

irishadam1978

01/26/2009

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Overall
Disgusting Bar!

This is a great place! If you don't respect women, love fighting or love to toss your coookies!



Went here one time, got in and the staff had an little attitude as if they were prison guards or did not like the job, but I don't blame them after what I saw. The place is nice inside, good decor and you feel the place is classy by the way it looks, but the crowd ruins it! If your a women and want to dance, you will get attacked like a pack of lions eating it's prey. As soon as I saw women on the dance floor, men would come from everywhere, grab and grind on them and it would end up with 50 men and zero women dancing. Went to the bathroom where there was cookies in the stall and someone else tossing cookies in the sink. Went back to the bar where a brawl broke out and a girl got a glass smashed in her face and was cut, her boyfriend then started to toss cookies in a bus bucket, no idea why...... Then another big fight broke out, but by that point I had had enough of such a classy bar. I left and have not been back since. If you have class and want to have fun avoid this place!

Maybe I will see about lunch there and write another review!

allbanygirl

10/11/2008

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Overall
Great Ambiance and Service (ie without the 'Manhattan' Attitude)

Love the place, especially after spending the past weekend in clubs in Manhattan. The atmosphere is sophisticated but comfortible. The crowd was polite and mature. The service is good, no Manhattan snob attitude. DJ was good (TAO LV was on), vibe was right. Definitely recommend it even after comparisons with overly reated top bars/clubs in NY, LV, SH... Wait, Red Socks game was on tonight so your milage might vary.. ;).

citygirl3321

09/02/2008

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Overall
Great Atmosphere!

This was my first time here and it got crowded very fast! Tons of good looking peeps. Dance floor was crowded but that's how I like it. My only issue was that the dance floor was way too hot. I got there with no lines a few minutes before 10pm but once 10pm rolled around, tons of people came in. Nice atmosphere, large bars in the front and back. The music could've been better, they played alot of 80's and 90's songs. I would def go back!

gmk07

06/21/2008

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Overall
Mr Wrong

The music was loud, not bad, dance floor crowed, but people enjoying it. Howerver, the under 25 chicks with their skirts halfway up their butts and cleavage like there's no tomorrow, need to realize that Mr Right isn't here. Mr Right Now is lurking around every corner. So don't get an attitude when I check you out.