Boston >Revolution Rock Bar
“Look for a good atmosphere with nice staff”
“The staff is amazing and so nice and the drinks are great.”
“This is a Revolution of good food.”
“Even if you are looking for a good place to eat Revolution has a great menu.”
“Even if you are looking for a good place to eat Revolution has a great menu.”
“The staff was incredibly pretentious however, they couldn't pay ME to go back there.”
“The staff is great as far as both service and hospitality.”
“Plenty of space for large groups and affordable prices.”
“The bartenders were quick and knew how to make a drink which was nice to see and the waitstaff was super nice and friendly.”
About as much fun as a bread line and they've already run out of government cheese.
I have been to a lot of bars in Boston and the bar itself is nice, but it is nothing special. There is no attraction or gimmick that makes it anymore special than any other bar or nightclub downtown. I'd rather take my girlfriend to the Glass Slipper in Chinatown because they take better care of their patrons than this place did. Keep in mind, I HATE the Glass Slipper too. I arrived at Revolution at 9 PM on a Saturday and was at the front of the line, and remained at the front of the line for two hours. Periodically I was told by the bouncers that I would be let in in 10 minutes. This happened about 4 times. Eventually they let my girlfriend in and she went in on the condition that I would be let in 10 minutes later. An hour later, I was still waiting outside. The only patrons who were admitted into the bar were the people who spent $300 and bought a table. So while in theory there is no cover, if you want to frequent this bar you are going to have to chalk up $300 to be let in.
I can't blame the bouncers for the poor management. I believe they are sensible people and would have let me in , however, they were usurped by the owner of the bar who was outside doing his best to make sure that his bar wasn't getting any business that night by not allowing anyone inside. When I eventually got in (through the kitchen in the back because of a sympathetic bouncer) there was nothing in that bar that warranted the time and energy it took to get in. There was no gold, there were no leprechauns, there were no topless bartenders, there was no puppies, there was no hot dogs on tooth picks, there was no champagne room, and my shots did not come with a complementary lobster dinner. Any of those things would have validated the tribulation it took to gain entrance to this mediocre bar.
I'd rather stay in than take a chance they might be letting people in that night. Although I had been warned that the line gets long, I felt that arriving at a Boston bar at 9 o'clock on a weekend night was still early enough to get in. Seeing as the majority of normal people looking to go out at night don't start their night before 10 o'clock, having a line around the block outside your bar does not add to it's appeal. In fact, while waiting at the front of the line for 45 minutes without moving, I witnessed more people leaving the line than entering into this bar. I may not be a business major, but making people wait outside of your bar when they could be inside spending money, does not make much sense to me. (However, the other bar managers in the area should send you a thank you note for all their business.) And what about your bartenders? On this past Saturday night, while losing an hour of my life that I will not get back, I looked inside to see a handful of poorly dressed cheesy people (the only kind that go to a bar at 8 pm on a Saturday night) standing around while the bartenders looked on hoping to find somone wanting to buy a drink. Yes, I'm sure they did all right that night, however they could have done a whole lot better had they had consistent business starting at 9 as the group that I was with (25 people in all) left and easily spent 2 grand at another bar around the corner. Apparently, the people running this establishment have not had much of a nightlife experience outside this one lame bar. The only positive is the $7 garage next door, however I'd recommend spending much more to park near a bar that is actually willing to take your money.
I'll never step foot in that place for the rest of my days on Earth.. Absolute joke. My friend worked hard and arranged a close group of friends for a surprise 30th birthday party. The plan was to meet at Revolution at 9 for the surprise. We all showed up a little before and were met with a line of about 8 people. No problem considering there were about 10 people inside the bar. An hour and a half later we had to surprise the kid in the same spot from where we started. We had to keep sending text messages to the poor girl telling her we're not in yet and to stall. FInally, considering we hadn't moved all night.........surprise. Happy 30th. And let me stress the fact that the whole HOUR AND A HALF that we were outside in that line, there was NO ONE IN THAT PLACE. Honestly, we were looking in through the windows. Plenty of room. Its obvious this place likes having long lines for the people driving and walking by to see. Look at us. Our lines are around the corner, we're hot. Sure you're lines are long, there's no one inside. I will never go there again and encourage anyone who reads this to do the same. Of course bars and clubs have lines, but usually there's people inside these places. Not at Rock Revolution. I don't know when they thought they became so awesome. Downstairs is a dump. Like my basement. Damp and eeire. Oh and heads up for the dudes with the skin tight v-necks right out of Hampton. Bottom line. Don't be used by this place. You'll be in line all night watching 14 people inside wondering why the place is dead.
You can watch grass grow while waiting in line!!!.
I went there with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday, we arrived at 9:15pm after reading the reviews here recommending an early arrival but decided we would give this place the benefit of the doubt since it has so many bad reviews...and it was the biggest mistake ever!!
We stayed in line for over 2 hrs!! Everytime we asked the bouncers why they wouldn't let people in when the Club was obviously empty (You can see inside while waiting) they couldn't offer an explanation and would just pretend they couldn't hear you!!
The drinks weren't worth their price, the place is too small, the bouncers rude and they don't realize the bad business practice that it is to keep your clientele freezing in the cold...Bottom line is, don't ever come to this place and you will save yourself the aggravation, boston is full of other places that want your money and will treat you 10 times better.
Fun Happy Hour. Went there for happy hour last night. Got there around 5:30. Waitstaff was friendly, hostess grabs your coat right at the door for a free coat check. Drinks come quickly and are mixed very well. Martinis $10 and beer $5. Crowd was mostly guys but no visible eye candy lol... Music was good- a mix of classic RnB and pop. They had a guy do some live music and he was good. Happily took requests from the crowd. Left around 9 and at that time the place wasn't crowded and there was no line outside. Would definitely go back again for happy hour but based on reviews, would stay away from a night party.
Terrible. I went here for a friend's birthday. We got here so early and there was no line but were still made to wait. After a half hour the bouncers separated the crowd into two lines one line for people coming in for the birthday party (as we rented a room out for it!) and the other for regular club goers. Even though they knew we were there for the party which at this time had already started inside! and was a surprise party! Me and my group were still made to wait outside (they would only let in a few people every 5 minutes or so...) We ended up waiting for over an hour when the inside of the club was not even half full and we missed the surprise. Don't go here thinking if you rent out a room that means you'll be automatically let in...it was such a waste of money and I was appalled that we still had to wait despite the fact that it was for a surprise party. Will NEVER come here again because to top it off the inside of the club did not make it worthwhile with the lousy drinks and bad music.
Absolutely Terrible.... Like the other reviews, I am appalled by just how bad this place is. I went for a friend's birthday. We got there early so we did not have trouble with the line but about 10 minutes after we arrived there was a big line outside - which was ridiculous since inside was EMPTY. The music was absolutely terrible. There was no rock and nothing revolutionary. I felt like i was listening to Kiss 108 in 1994. They played a mix of Salt & Peppa, CC Peniston and of course, remembered to play Whoop There It Is. Ugh. Since when can a place call itself a Rock Bar but play R& B hits from 1994. The staff was incredibly pretentious however, they couldn't pay ME to go back there. Yuck.
If you want to come here, don't. You won't get in, no matter how early you come.. Went once and got there at 1030...the line was huge but decided to wait anyways. Waited till 12 and decided this was stupid and went to get a drink somewhere else. Tried one more time this past weekend b/c the music there on saturday nights is AWESOME. This time we got there at 915 and there was a small line but figured we'd HAVE to get in b/c its so early...waited until 1130 and still hadn't gotten in. We contemplated leaving but we were so cold and had waited so long that we decided to stick it out; at that point, you're so ticked that you refuse to leave line (everyone else around had the same idea). Bouncers kept saying "in 15 minutes I'm letting 50 in" which NEVER happened. They'll tell you what you want to here to keep you in line so it looks like this place is amazing. I understand they want to run it like NY and LA clubs, but that doesn't work in Boston when places close at 2. I will NEVER EVER EVER try to go to this place again.
What a joke!. How ridiculous. It is clear that some of these recent good reviews are from people who work there or from people who promote the club. This place is an absolute joke full of ego inflated jerks who need to find real jobs and get a life. Up yours RRB!
Don't waste your time.
Had I been smart enough to read the reviews first, I never would have gone here.
It was my friend's birthday though and she wanted to so I didn't have much of a say. I was told that you have to get there around 9:30 otherwise the line is bad. I was in line at 9:45 and finally gave up at 11 after it was apparent that no one was getting in. The only reason the line had moved at all was because people had given up and left. There was a VIP line of sorts and that was the only line moving. There was no cover but the bouncers were profitting by telling people that $20 would get them in.
Half empty place with too long of a line. Never got in and never plan on going back. For being one of the only bars in the Financial District, this place is not going to last long with the way things are now.
Don't waste your time
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