64 Arlington St (park Plaza Hotel), Boston, MA | Directions 0211642.350800 -71.070100
Great Place on the right night – Whiskey Park is an awesome lounge on certain nights. Call ahead to reserve a table or you'll find yourself standing all evening. During the week the crowd is definately the "it" people, trendy, hot, etc.. But on the weekend the "Bridge and Tunnel" folks come to down and make it a place to avoid. The drink menu is extensive, and all the drinks are fabulous! Can be pricey. Definately a celebrity hot spot, i've run into someone noteworthy everytime I'm there, but it is the lounge in the park plaza so that's expected. If you reserve a table (which costs nothing more than a phone call, no name dropping necessary) the staff treats you like absolute royalty.
Propelling the Park Plaza Hotel from stodgy to trendy, this sexy bar is a favorite of the city's jet set. – The Scene
Whiskey Park, the first Boston property of ultra-swank nightclub mogul Rande Gerber, attracts a diverse crowd of leather-clad European students and local pro athletes. Dark wood and sexy dim lighting set the mood, and lanky waitresses in hip hugging black dresses exude attitude while remaining courteous and attentive. There's a light selection of average-quality finger foods (quesadillas, chicken skewers and even burgers) for early-evening nibbling or for those alcohol-induced munchies.
Overrated – I went to Whiskey Park for my birthday expecting to see a place with a nice ambiance and well-dressed, high class, beautiful people. I couldn't have been more disappointed.Pretentious and way overrated. The crowd on the Saturday night seemed like a bunch of people wanting to be seen but with not much to look at! Drinks are way overpriced. My cosmo tasted like a glass of triple sec... by far the worst drink I've ever had. The Apple Martini however from a different bartender was excellent however. She was sweet and entertaining. Thirty minutes in this place and my friend and I were begging my boyfriend to get us out of that stuffy place.
Good times – Whiskey Park is not for the socially or fashionably challenged. Wear your best outfit & don't check your attitude at the door. You'll need it once inside. However, if you are relaxed and put a smile on your face, you won't have to throw YOUR $$ away on the expensive drinks.
Make a reservation beforehand to avoid standing in line....but if you're only ordering water or not drinking heavily, expect to give up your table for a party who is there to spend $$. The music is great but WP is not a club so don't expect to dance the night away. Service is OK but needs improvement. The setting is more intimate so you'll chat & laugh with people all night. Smile!
The "Reserved" Scam – Atmosphere is nice here. Drinks, while expensive, are strong. Here's the thing that annoys me. Every tiny little table is "reserved." I talked to the bouncer and he said they have an entire floor plan filled out with reservations for the night. This is total garbage. There are no reservations. The place is not as special as the arrogant staff wants you to believe. They only have those reserved signs there so they can kick you out as soon as you close your tab and/or stop paying for the overpriced drinks in the hopes that another party will take your place ASAP and start throwing away more money. The head bouncer made my party leave immediately after I closed out the tab. I got up and hovered around the table for over 30 minutes curious to see this special party. Guess what? The table remained empty the entire time.
pass this one up... – What a sorry place. Rude - and I do mean RUDE management, wait staff, jerk bouncers, and an inconsiderate clientle composed of what seemed to be oversexed idiots looking for their next fling, not caring who they bumped into while spilling drinks all over the place... wait...that also includes the staff.
Ask for a drink, and you might get one before the night is over, that is if you can get the attention of a waitress. The bouncers act like they've just been paroled.
Seriously - overpriced ($14 for a drink???) mediocre quality (mostly water)... don't even think of stopping here. Pass this one up. You have been warned. I am a record producer, and hang with a crowd that can be described as in the loop, if you know what I mean. I'm not kidding about this place.
Ridiculous... – Whiskey Park (Boston) is what I refer to as the "$30 thousand dollar millionaire club"... the wannabe pretentious crowd save up their last pennies from their entry level jobs to pay for the over priced drinks so that they can 'think' they are among the glam...so dumb. Music is bland and loud, bouncers are rude and the waitstaff are inexperienced...needless to say, when the bar first arrived, Bostonians had high hopes...no such luck!
A Nightmare – The club is just not a fun place to hang out in. You walk in to see these over bearing intimidating henchmen by the door. The club is deceivingly small and the only bathrooms are downstairs. You can order from waitress on the floor but dont expect them to come back with a drink. Or you can order from a bar maid who is so rude you will realize she has to dress like a stripper to get anything out of you. This place is strictly for young college kids who want to get all decked out and spends their parents money with out a care in the world.
Boston Player Haters – Boston is always trying to compare to NYC. This is a waste of time as each city is very different. Either way, the Whisky Park will invite comparisons to NYC.
As a NYC guy, I miss the swank lounges one sees in Manhattan. Net, I like the Whisky to get a NYC fix once in a while. Yes, the drinks are pricey but the environment is what I need from time to time.
I like to try new things so I go here to find out what is new. It was the first place in Boston to carry Beefeater Wet. Recently, it was the first place I went that carried the new Zygo Energy Vodka that was hyped on the Boston section of Club Planet. The other places in Boston are basic shot and beer joints from the movie Good Will Hunting.
Worst Palce Ever – This place is an absolute joke. After living in NYC for years, I can honestly say the only thing "New York" about this place it the prices. The waitresses, if you can call stripper looking rude servers waitresses, are awful. The management is more interested in the little tarts he lets in then in pleasing customers. I would never go back!!
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