(UPDATE 9/25/05: This post was written about the Boston (212) cafe’s old location … I haven’t been to its new digs, and so can’t say what they are like.)
I cannot imagine a worse place to watch a sporting event than this new Boston (212) cafe.
Yes, I went there last night with a friend (and one of his friend’s). No, I’m not bitter because the Sox lost.
But basically, this place bites, okay? So hard I feel compelled to warn y’all about it.
It’s flaws? Glad you asked. First, this “exciting and unique bar & grille for anyone with an affinity to Boston” is located in the basement of a restaurant.
There’s no ambience, no special feel to this place. The only decorations behind the bar were the $20 T-shirts they were selling. There were no beers on tap. As my friend said, it looked like with an hour’s work, you could hold a wedding reception there.
It’s not really a sports bar at all — I think someone just decided to cash in on the Yankees/Sox craze by trying to make money off an unused space in a friend’s restaurant.
And look – my buddy and I are huge Sox fans. We wanted to like this place. But it blew. The TVs were unremarkable; the sound system not so hot. His turkey sandwich wasn’t so great, either. After three innings, we left (all three of us hated it) to go watch it at Bar 515 instead and had a great time.
But really, you’d have more fun watching the game in a room full of Yankee fans than this dump.
P.S. – I wonder what connection Gary Croke has to the owner.