Boston >Restaurants > Lucky's Lounge
355 Congress St, Boston, MA | Directions 0221042.350186 -71.048367
Neighborhoods: South Boston, D Street / West Broadway
Lucky's Lounge is a favorite hot spot among Boston locals. Enjoy an excellent upscale pub fare, extensive beer/cocktail list before partying the night away with featured bands performing live. Lucky's has an extensive, lunch, dinner and Sinatra Sunday brunch menu with a pub fare menu item for everyone. Voted best "morning after brunch" by Citysearch in 2008. No matter what time of day it is - lunch, after-work drinks, dinner, or an epic night on the town - Lucky's draws in a crowd that is fun, friendly, laid back, urban & hot! Great venue for private parties/events (large or small). Come see what everyone is talking about at Lucky's located in Boston's Seaport District. NO Cover Charge!
Lucky's Brunch – We've enjoyed Lucky's each time we've gone at night. So we tried the Sunday brunch they're promoting. BAD CHOICE.
The overwhelming smell of bleach was overshadowed only by the apathetic staff who seemed miffed to be working the brunch shift. Made us feel like were interrupting their preparations for the night.
The bleach smell hit us as we entered its subterranean door (probably a sign of a busy Saturday night).
We sat at the bar in the back room and couldn't find a bartender to take our drink order. She was running around to the front bar, seemingly prepping for that night's action and didn't pay much attention to the back bar. There are two large TV's (one on each side of the bar). On this day, at 2:15PM, there were 10 people in that back room...nine were sitting one side of the room and watching that TV. We sat on the other side of the bar. It was a Sunday and the New England Patriots were playing Buffalo. At the same time the Boston Red Sox were playing the Yankees. I understood the need for one TV to be on the Pats but there were five games left in the MLB season and the Sox' playoff lead was down to 1.5 games. I asked the bartender if she could turn the TV on our end of the bar to the Sox game. You may've thought I asked her to turn over all of her tips from the night before. She hesitated, sighed and huffed before finally saying, "There's one person watching the Pats on this TV." I looked around a sparsely populated room and shook my head. I couldn't believe it. Halftime of the Pats game came and I asked if we could turn it to the Sox game then? She said, "Ok, but only for halftime. We're turning it back after halftime."
My wife's Bloody Mary was very watered down, somehow. I ordered my wife's turkey club and asked for no mayonnaise. I got the Sinatra omelette with "well-done" hash.
My wife's club came loaded with mayo and my hash was anything but "well-done."
About 20 minutes later the same bartender came around and asked how everything was. I gave the congenial "It's good...except I asked for no mayo on her sandwich." Bartender kept walking and nonchalantly said, "Oh, sorry."
Hard to believe it all because there were, maybe, 12 people in the whole place but you would've thought this bartender was slammed.
We'll stick to visiting this South Boston joint after the sun goes down.
Disappointing Sunday Brunch – Lucky's was recommended by friends who have had a great experience at the bar. We had a larger group of about 10 who came to Lucky's for their great brunch menu and bloody mary's (and about half the group was visiting from out of state).
Within the first 15 minutes we knew we were going to be for a bad experience. The dining area quickly filled with only 1 waitress working... who was also the bartender (she told this to us up front to almost "warn" us that service will not be the best). She took our drink orders and 30 minutes later she finally took our meal orders (which were simple, straight forward menu items). We waited another 40 minutes to be served while all the other tables around us were being served before us (who also sat down 20-30 minutes AFTER us). We even had trouble trying to get the waitress' attention to order more drinks. Once our food came out (not by the original waitress but by other staff)- EVERY single order was incorrect and FREEZING cold and eggs severely under cooked- meals were so cold it was inedible. After a fun night of drinking and minimal sleep- the best thing is Sunday brunch. We were so hungry and annoyed that we did end up eating what we could... which was cold toast and homefries.
I do not blame the waitress entirely. The manager was singing and entertaining (which he did sound great) but it seemed as though no one else was left in charge to make sure everything else was running smoothly. And the cook staff was not doing their job- you could tell that our meals were just sitting in the kitchen and no one seemed to notice or do anything about it.
The waitress asked how the meals were- we were honest and told her how bad of an experience this was. She made the decision upon herself to have Lucky's take care of our entire bill. Which I felt was appropriate because the service and meals were awful! But I felt that was a big decision to make without management support.
We ended leaving a tip for the waitress... but will not be coming back to this location for the drinks, service, and especially the food.
Pros: nice music.
Cons: bad service, bad cook staff, bad food... could not be more disappointed.
Nice Bar – Nice bar area. The food was pretty good too. Fun place if your heading out with friends for a few...
Just Ok – The drinks and apps were fine.
It was hard to find a place to stand without feeling as if you were in the way when the band was playing on a recent Sunday night.
Great Southie Hang Out – Such a cool bar with a great atmosphere. Very roomy. They're bar food is excellent, especially their sliders. Highly recommend.
A sizzling, Sinatra-flavored, subterranean lounge heats up Fort Point Channel with swing bands, beef sliders and retro cool. – Descending the stairs into Lucky's is like stepping through a portal into a swinging hipster lounge straight out of the '50s. Dim red lighting washes a rowdy vinyl-upholstered dining room, which is separate from the long narrow bar. Sardine-like conditions are the norm during peak hours, when an energetic crowd (Fort Point Channel artsy types and Financial District worker bees) rolls in. Lucky's signature laid-back vibe is kicked up to another level when rollicking Motown, funk and blues bands take the stage. A mix of comfort food and pub fare (homemade meat loaf, mini burgers) is served late, but the festivities tend to center around the bar.
Photo by Christine Liu
Had fun but didnt live up to the hype – Me and 4 of my girlfriends went to Luckys last weekend. I have mixed feelings. The bartenders were nice and not as snobby as most lounges around here. And the drinks were good and we didnt have to wait for them either which is always a plus. The music was great. But the bathrooms were disgusting and the place felt dirty. The mini burgers were awesome but the fried chicken was horrible. The appetizers were all good but we were disapointed with our entrees. The crowd was ok too I liked that it wasnt all 21 year olds. There were lots of 20 something and 30 something girls but the guys were older and seemed a bit creepy. Overall we had fun I will definetely give it another try but I wasnt blown away.
Bangin' Steak Tips, Great Service – Went to Lucky's Lounge for the first time Monday night with one of my girlfriends. I live in Southie and they're definitely getting a new regular in me. I had the steak tips and they were absolutely delicious, by far the best I've had in a while. The waitress was charming and took quite good care of us and that was even before she knew the it was our first time. When she did find out she explained about how they have live music on some nights. I'm already making plans to come in for Sinatra Sunday soon! It's a great place to come in a just relax. My only cons are no live music on Mondays and I couldn't find it at first (no sign) but later in the evening I realized that no sign is part of Lucky's charm.
All-around great night out – I love this place! Some coworkers and I went there for the first time last Friday night after work. The food, drinks, atmosphere- it is the perfect after work spot, but you end up staying all night!
What sets this place apart from other trendy area bars is that food is awesome. Everything we ordered was delicious- make sure to try the mini burgers- the best in the city!
Other pluses- friendly waitstaff, great music,and strong drinks!! I will definitely be back!
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