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Review of Regattabar

Regattabar
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Not only does the Regattabar have a history of not paying the talent in a timely manner, they understaff the venue so much that it's difficult to get service while seeing a show there. The Boston area has a ton of venues that treat their talent and staff better...go to one of them. Regattabar management needs to get it together.

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Reviewed 23 April 2015

The Regattabar is located in the heart of Cambridge's Harvard Square - not necessarily the easiest drive but parking exists aplenty in or around the Charles Hotel. This club provides a cool yet classy ambiance, smooth organization, and excellent selection/variety of musicians focused on the jazz/world genre. The 2 restaurants (and 1 bar/lounge) located in the same building offer the option to dine before/after a concert (Regattabar hs only a limited selection of bites/drinks). Except for the often ridiculously tight seating, the experience if often very stimulating and enjoyable.

Thank Cedric H
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

I love the room. So much class looking out on the Square. Have been to many wonderful performance --jazz and world music, mostly. And even if it turns out that I don't love the band, being there is relaxing and fun,

Thank SLRS5
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Really hate the layout and seating at this place. They do get great acts but I skip most shows there because of the seating problem. I have been to 3-4 shows there over the years and have only had a good seat once. See photo. The band is underneath the lights you can see in the ceiling. As another poster mentioned they control the seating and you have no idea where your seat is until you get there and could end up with a terrible view seat. THERE IS NO STAGE to improve sight lines.

Anyway, I went because I really wanted to see the act I went to and it just reinforced my bad opinion of the place.

It is nice, clean, safe, convenient but the seating is terrible.

2  Thank feelinlucky
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

I have been coming here since the 1980s. It is consistently Boston's best jazz room. For about the price of a movie-you can see the best that jazz has to offer in an intimate 120-ish person room. Sadly, management is booking less jazz here and using it more often as a private function room-so check the website ahead of time. Tickets for the first show often sell out, the second set less so. Hint: drink here-don't eat here. Plan on eating in one of the great restaurants in the hotel instead. Don;t forget to get your parking validated-it is expensive to park in the Hotel.

Thank mookie61
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