Boston >Arts & Entertainment > Felt Boston
533 Washington St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211142.353966 -71.062050
Neighborhoods: Central, Chinatown, Downtown, Chinatown / Leather District
fun and trendy – We went to Felt for a private party set up by our office with the events coordinator and everything from beginning to end was perfect. We booked the entire third floor which had pool tables, a private bar, and a buffet table set up just for us. The various appetizers were delicious, the waitresses and managers were friendly and accomodating which contributed to the trendy social atmosphere of the club. I had never been before this party, but I would definitely go back with a group of friends to check out the scene and enjoy all the ammenities it has to offer.
felt – We went there for dinner on a Thursday night. Great atmosphere whether for a first date with wine and excellent food, a girl's night out with drinks and appetizers, or an after work drink with a co worker. It was a restaurant that catered to various occasions with a low lit bar, plasma tvs, and music at the right sound level for once. The service was efficient and friendly and the grilled shrimp cocktail and lobster ravioli were just two of our delicious choices from the sophisticated menu. Highly recommended.
worst new year's party!!! – After looking up online for a New Year's party we found Felt's online add .The ticket costed 60 dollars, however, the club offered 2 hours of sushi and champagne toast all inclusive . The advertisement looked quite promising - the music choice would be: electronic ,techno, trance ,dance,and everything else but hip hop or rap. Finally, after a long wait we got in and the first floor did not look so bad, however, after going to the second floor the place looked like a cheap pool table lounge. We came back down stairs and paid 50 dollars for four of the worst drinks that made myself look stupid for spending that much money for a lame drink that had taste of regular soda. I spoke to some waitresses and asked about the sushi and they said they would start serving it soon, however , until the end of the party I did not see even one plate going out.. On the second round of drinks (another 50 dollars), we have to change our drinks to vodka since the bartender could not find the whiskey bottle , and by the way, we had to purchase extra shots of vodka because the drinks did not have any in it .That night not only I was unsatisfied with the bar service but bunch of other people around me were constantly asking to have their drinks fixed making me realize how abd bad the drinks were .
After a couple of hours of disappointment we decided to go and speak to the DJ to change the hip hop music to something more festive . Our attempts were ignored by the DJ-girl ( it seemed like she didn't know what is going on that night)until one of the doorman who felt probably really bad for the crowd's disappointment. He started up with a few nice " club" songs and wormed up the crowed, but than when he had to take off the previous girl messed up all the music setup again - very poor performance as a DJ. By midnight the countdown was followed by another rap song and no champagne toast.
Thank you Felt for the worst New Year's Eve in my life experience!!!!!!
The Leather District's fashionable pool hall and lounge draws mix-and-mingle scenesters. – The Scene
Felt's 14 colorful pool tables and New York-style lounge bring out hustlers of all stripes. Located just around the corner from the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, just as many people come here to take in the scene as they do to shoot pool. The bar's plush decor and playful lighting fixtures create a unique feel. Slinky cocktail waitresses do their best to not interfere with anyone's shot.
The pricey, stylish pool tables are spread over the second and third floors, make this the hippest place to play in the downtown area. Several bars are set up among Felt's four floors, and some patrons enjoy dinner service or appetizers. The house menu has a nouveau riche feel, with designer salads and pizzas available. The third-floor balcony gives those waiting to shoot a chance to spy on the games (and people) below.
Hot waitresses/bartenders... and... thats it. – I have been to Felt a handful of times and each of those times have greatly admired the bartenders. I should have taken the time to look around and notice the crowd (or lack thereof). In the 5 times I went there, the last being 2 weeks ago, there was no consistency. A month ago I walked in and they had satellite radio playing (which can have cool music) but the signal kept going in and out!! It was so annoying! Another time there was a DJ playing a terrible inconsistent mix of music (I actually preferred the patchy satellite radio). We changed floors and paid a cover charge to go into their club which was barely 1/3 full and was FREEZING.
The first time I was there in the spring of '07 I thought it was as advertised, upscale and trendy, and it was some kind of social event that or professional group but my friends and I haven't had a good time there since. We gave it several chances, but we won't be back. It's expensive, they serve weak drinks, and it's more likely a to be a bad than good night as far as good looking people. It's out of the way, and tough to go elsewhere by the time you realize it's a bad night.
Felt Feels Awful – Boston,
I truly wish there was something good to say about Felt, bad fortunately for anyone seeking a memorable time in Boston, there's NOT ! Could there be any worse place to visit!? I couldn't agree more with the previous review that was written. Felt's "cover up" crew is doing there very best to fool and pacify the general public. They are trying to make us all believe that this is a hot spot, but I wonder how could than be true? When the service, layout, atmosphere and hospitality is as cold as ice. If you want rude, incompetent people to service you than Felt is for you my friends! Call all of your friends, text them, email them, write a letter, tell them all that you have found Boston's one stop entertainment dumpster!
If Felt and their team of dishonest con artists are successful, this may not even reach any of you. I just hope that honesty reaches you all in time, before you have the worst night of your lives.
I have had dates, after dinner meetings, and friendly get togethers ruined based on what Felt considers "good service".
I am not one to bl*w a whistle.. but I will crank a fog horn in your direction so that you do not experience what I and so many others have had to.
Chin Up Boston!
Lousy Time on New Years – I was just reading other reviews below, I'm glad I'm not alone. Although Felt has the impression of a nice upscale spot through it's ads and email blasts (which I fell for), I've never seen more of a rip-off spot in my life.
Me and my girls went there last New Years and overpaid for the tickets, coat check, drinks and even the security people made us tip them. It seems that they do what you can to get you in and then, completely mistreat and disregard you.
I would not recommend this spot to anyone, especially on New Years. Trust me.
Worst experience at Felt Boston – My dining experience was about the worst I had ever had. I felt totally discrimated against, I dont think I saw the waiter more than once, I never was asked if I needed another drink or even how my food was, which by the way was delivered cold. Even when my order was being taken I felt as though the waiter wasnt even listening and I was right, he had given me the wrong order, not once, but twice, and finally my food was delieverd cold after having to ask another waitress what the problem was and in fact was there a "problem" meaning with my height, she made excuses but I had seen how attentive he was at his other tables. Being a person with dwarfism I was made to feel uncomfortable, people were being waited on who had come in after me. I had brought a friend in from out of town and raved about this restaurant only to be embarrased and humiliated especially from someone I was trying to impress on a first date, it was very obvious. Bad service, cold food, and unprofessional waitstaff, I dont recommend this place to anyone!
NEVER AGAIN! – My friend and I are from out of town and bought tickets (ahead of time, online) to the Felt Halloween party based on the reviews it had in the past and the way the club presented itself online. We thought it was going to be a great time. I had even called ahead of time to look into VIP tickets but my call was never returned (that should have been a red flag that this so-called ?great night club? was going to be lame). Although the Halloween party did end up being in the middle of the World Series...there was no need for the whole thing to be shut down and for $ to not be refunded in that case. I understand the game being on, it was important, but instead of having this great DJ that they promised, we listed to the game ALL night. During commercials I believe some music was played but even Boston locals were mad that the play by play was being played instead of the music. Basically, it was a bunch of people dressed and up in costumes, paying for pricey drinks, sitting around watching baseball. When I complained to the hostess she told me she couldn't do anything so I asked for a manger, she told me "they were busy with other problems". I spotted the manger in the bar and approached him with my complaint (very politely) his response "what am I suppose to do?". I told him we didn't expect anything but I just wanted him to know we were displeased with the bar and the service. He just shrugged me off. I work in the hospitality business and no matter what, you go above and beyond to make all guests happy. Even if all you can do is apologize. The bathrooms were also horrible. I bet all the celebrities that they picture on their website didn't have to go into those horrible things. Ever heard of "bathroom attendants"? Even small city Minneapolis where we're from has them in no name clubs. There was no toilet paper and no paper towels by 10:30 p.m. ...GROSS. We even took pictures of the bathrooms to show people how gross it was, ridiculous!
pretty good bar – I like it's setup, but not the best place around... It really depends on the nice, sometimes it's packed, sometimes it's not as good
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