Boston >Bars & Clubs > Greatest Bar
262 Friend St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211442.364663 -71.061240
Monday-Friday 4PM-2AM, Saturday & Sunday 12PM-2AM
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central
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VIP Tables, Bottle Service & Guest List Available. Please call ahead to reserve. 2 DJ's always spinning Top 40 & more! 617-367-0544
Provided by CityGrid
VIP Tables, Bottle Service & Guest List Available. Please call ahead to reserve. 2 DJ's always spinning Top 40 & more!
World's WORST bartenders! – 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!
The WORST Bar! – 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"
Thanks for your comments in regards to your night last week. We take every comment very serious and have met with our managers and viewed the cameras from the evening in question. After our investigation the security and managers made the right decision to not let in members of your group and ask nicely some of you group to leave the building because of intoxication and being rude to other guests. We also talked to our neighboring establishment and found they also denied access to members of your group for intoxication.
We understand your frustrations but unfortunately we are a very strict establishment when it comes to intoxicated or rude individuals. We care for the safety of our patrons and employees at all times.
We do hope you come back and enjoy yourselves on another night.
Regards, Peter Lucido
AWFUL - RUDEST PEOPLE GO SOMEWHERE ELSE – 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.
We're sorry you feel this way. We have taken your comments seriously and we hope you don't completely out rule us when deciding on a night out in the city! We've been working on making adjustments and hope that you find your next visit to our venue pleasing! Again, thank you for your honest feedback. Take Care!
Not the greatest bar – Understaffed, overcrowded...great if you're about 21 but us 29 year olds need a different scene
A sure bet before or after bruins/celts! – 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.
Thanks for visiting us at TBG. We appreciate your comments. As of June 1st you will notice that our prices and portions will be to your liking without sacrificing quality. We hope to see you in the future! Thanks Again Peter
The Greatest Bar
Great place before events at the Garden – Great place for a couple beers and food before or after a Garden event. I have gone to Greatest a bunch of times and have never had a compliant. The atmosphere after the games is great as well.
Thanks for visiting us at TBG. We hope to see you in the future! Thanks Again Peter
The Greatest Bar
Lots of Entertainment – 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
Love it – 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!
We try our best!! Its a great night :) – Hey everyone,
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 :)
the worst bar ever – The Greatest = The Lamest Bar!!! Please, waiting outside for 10 minutes to pay $15 @ the door? Seriously this place is slumville & classless. Not worth it!!! The owners should be ashamed of themselves!!!
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