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Regattabar

1 Bennett Street, The Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA 02138
+1 617-661-5000
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Excellent venue for first-rate jazz

The Regatta Bar is one of the two main venues in the Boston area for hearing well known jazz... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
physbiz
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Worcester, Massachusetts
Not a great venue

If you are looking for lively, feel the music, move around.....this is not the place. It is on... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
traveler2639
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Boston, MA
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good14%
  • Average14%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible7%
11 Mar 2017
“We need jazz clubs in this town but Regattabar can do better”
25 Jun 2017
“Excellent venue for first-rate jazz”
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1 Bennett Street, The Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA 02138
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+1 617-661-5000
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

The Regatta Bar is one of the two main venues in the Boston area for hearing well known jazz artists. We come here regularly and have heard some great jazz. The pluses are that the admission charge is generally reasonable and the room is not...More

Thank physbiz
Reviewed 19 March 2017

If you are looking for lively, feel the music, move around.....this is not the place. It is on 3rd floor of a nice hotel, and the space feels a bit "tame" or maybe "corporate" is the best word I can think of. The small tables...More

Thank traveler2639
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I've been to the Regattabar many times over the years. We recently saw Ethan Iverson ( of the Bad Plus ) with his new trio, including drummer Victor Lewis. The set was great. What put me off a bit though was being seated next to...More

1  Thank cjmarkie
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Am a semi-regular to jazz shows at Regattabar (get there 4-6 times a year). The space is pleasant enough, and they sometimes book marvelous musicians, but staffing is a constant problem. The wait staff usually comes by just once during an 80-90 minute show, and...More

1  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 1 August 2016

It's been awhile since I attended a concert at the Regattabar, so the venue's decline struck me more than it might have otherwise. It took 45 minutes (!) into the performance for our drink order to be taken -- this on a night when there...More

1  Thank critiquer862
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...More

2  Thank AlanCaskey
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...More

Thank Cedric H
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
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....More

2  Thank feelinlucky
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...More

Thank mookie61
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