Boston >Arts & Entertainment > Felt Boston
533 Washington St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211142.353966 -71.062050
Neighborhoods: Chinatown, Central, Chinatown / Leather District, Downtown
Less Than Hip – I purchased a dinner voucher (similar to Groupon) for Felt thinking it would fun to try the venue and I was intrigued by its offerings. I redeemed my voucher last evening and am sad I ever wasted the money.
First of all, there was no host to greet my boyfriend and I when we walked in. I finally managed to talk to the bartender on duty and said we had a reservation and promptly received a response of, "we don't take reservations". Once he talked with the manager, the bartender (acting and looking rather haggard), sat us and again had to go talk to the manager when I asked him about the voucher. Every time he came to the table, it was obvious he was not a server and kept telling us that he was the only one working. My boyfriend quipped, "Well, I hope the cook knows what he's doing" and the bartender replied, "So do I".
The bartender did not know basic things like what the soup of the day was, couldn't make a recommendation on the menu, didn't ask my boyfriend how he wanted his steak prepared, didn't clear appetizer plates before serving entree, etc. When he brought out the entrees, because he hadn't cleared the appetizer dishes, he put our meals at a nearby booth and said, "Just sit over here, there's more room". The booth seat cushions were disgusting and soiled from previous customers. You could see every spot/stain. It turns out that the bartender wasn't even a bartender, but rather a bar back who was responsible for attending to the entire first floor.
Needless to say, this was not the "hip" night out that the voucher advertised.
DO NOT OPEN A BAR TAB – Female bartenders are the worst. Especially at this place. I realize that girls with fake boobs and blonde hair may attract men to spend money at the bar. But something must be said about the level of service being so poor at Felt. I opened a tab and ordered a total of 5 beers. When asked to close out my tab. The bartender gave me the incorrect credit card. This made me nervous. After fumbling around through other credit cards she finally locates mine. She brings me the bill and I notice that a Grey Goose and Red Bull charge was added to my bill. I explained to her that I did not order those items and the bill needs to be adjusted. She began to argue with me saying that I did order the drinks. Im not going to pay for something I did not order. It was obvious that she was confused from the start and did not want to take responsibility for her error. I asked to see a manager in which no one ever introduced themselves as a manager. The bartender them dropped off a bill that had those items removed from the bill. I then signed the bill with a $0.00 amount tip. I normally tip 20% but in this case I chose not to tip anything. Two days later I notice that my online credit card statement has as additional $20.00 charge. I'm pissed at this point. Trying to contact the business offices during the day is virtually impossible. Im being told different excuses as to why there's an additional $20 charge. Dont believe them when they'll say that someone will call you back. It never happens. Bottom line if you ever go to Felt DO NOT OPEN A BAR Tab. Pay in cash. This way you wont get overcharged for something you did not order.
Good lord what a party! – I was up in Boston (from NYC) for the weekend a couple of weeks ago and went to Felt that Friday night. There was some huge party going on and I couldn't resist! I had to wait a little while outside to get in, but once I did I had a great time! The place was packed but people were dancing, drinking and the music was great. Four floors, people! Wow! I met some great people and had a wonderful time. The ONLY reason I give four stars instead of five is because the place was so popular that night that they started closing off floors to people. I left the fourth floor for a minute and when I went to go back up, they said I couldn't because of fire code. Oh well.
I don't know about a regular night, but on that evening, I loved this place.
Playground at Felt this Sat 5/1 – This Saturday night: May 1st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm very excited about this event at Felt. The concept behind PLAYGROUND is to offer more value than anywhere else in the city on this night.
We are so fortunate to have the legendary BSPIN back from his NBA tour to join us for this very special party. He's gonna bring us back to the days of The Sugarshack all the way to the hits of today, rippin it the only way he knows how. You all have been asking, so let's do it one more time with Boston's first Mash-up DJ.
* FREE admission ALL NIGHT...ALL 4 floors! Yes, meaning NO COVER!
* FREE pool on the 3rd floor for "A" Listers and guests only, ALL NIGHT!
* Official Iron Man 2 release party (free screening tix coming soon)
* 1st Fl International Sounds with DJ Igor and DJ Albertik
* 2nd, 3rd, 4th Floors/PENTHOUSE: Hottest mash-up/Dance in the city with DJ BSPIN
* 20% off all food from 8pm-11pm provided by the new Petit Robert Restaurant (say ALIST to the server)
* Body painting
* Parking: $12 across in outdoor lot, $10 in the Hyatt garage (bring ticket to hostess at Felt to stamp it)
* More to come...Stay tuned.
Invite your friends and let's pack this joint.
RSVP on Facebook. For any questions reach out to me at alist@bostonsalist dot com
Ooh la la. – Attention future rock stars in the making: the beauty of Felt is that it can be anything you want it to be, and the perfect place to bring two hundred of your closest friends for awesome VIP treatment. A dance club, some billiards, all under a blanket of tons of floors and VIP areas that you have to dole out money for (but well worth it!) It's seen some of my best and worst nights, and believe it or not, I've even been to a wedding here. Felt's a great place for a night where you can show off and buy rounds for your friends, see and be seen with all the right people, dance your heart out, or find a shady corner to get to know a stranger. Excess is in excess here at Felt, a no-brainer for livin' the lifestyle.
Great place, fabulous drinks, good music & fun times :)! – Felt Boston is a great place to go whether it is at the Restaurant & Lounge or if you're looking to dance the night away at the Nightclub. They also off Billiards as well on the 2nd and 3rd Levels. Overall my experience here has been fine and I always have a great time when I visit. The staff and managers are very welcoming and nice also. I would highly recommend this as a party spot or if you were looking to also kick back and relax, too many. Either way Felt is a great place that offers something for everyone!
Wild times with a quality place. – Great dance and music venue. I enjoyed every moment of my stay and will be back for much more. Thank you to the band as well.
The Best time ever. – A friend had told me about Felt. So absent of some of the reviews me and some of my freinds decided to go last saturday night. It was a awesome! The music was great the food was good too.. I guess there is new managment there so maybe thats the difference. We'll be back.
great night club – A group of us celebrate my birthday at Felt on Saturday night and it was awesome! We booked a VIP table on the fourth floor, the club floor, and it was totally worth it. We had a blast, the staff was excellent and the music was awesome. We are already planning another night out there.
Great party place – Well, I'm a bit surprised at some of the comments on this because I went to Felt recently and had probably one of the best times in Boston I've had in a long time.
I went there for my birthday a couple of weeks ago with 10 friends and had the night pre-arranged with one of the managers--(Todd I think?). We had reservations for dinner and then a nightclub package to go upstairs. Now...1) Most places in Boston don't even offer the options Felt offers; 2) dinner ambiance was great--they had an 80s band playing that night so it was kinda cool to have some extra entertainment; 3) going to the nightclub was smooth, no problems; 4) my waitress was excellent! It was a bit crowded but didn't have to wait for drinks at all. 5) one of the bouncers at the end of the night got me and my girlfriend a cab because we were a bit tipsy by the time we left.
So overall people, I would stop the complaining...yeah the place is expensive, and of course like any club there will be issues that come up...but you are after all in a club, and you do live in Boston you know!!! I guess everyone's experience is different but it's only fair to attest that mine was AWESOME!
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