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175 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY, 11201
nr. Wyckoff St.

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Best Jukebox EVER!

By VENUSxINxFAUXxFURS on 8/21/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Fortunately, I did not have the same awful experience as some of the other reviewers. My bartender (male) was attentive and personable. However, the best feature at Boat was definitely the jukebox. Belle and Sebastian, Fugazi.. need I say more? I recommend checking it out. If you end up with a crappy bartender, at least you know the music will be awesome.

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239 out of 487 people found this review helpful.

Agree, Agree, Agree

By JenJobe on 9/17/2008

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Notice how the photos show one customer there. Even the male bartenders have their moments not as much as the women. All probably need to find a new line of work. I'd be depressed too if I worked in a dive bar past 30. Despite their off-putting demeanor, they still have good drink specials. However, they've got to do something about the tudes, especially with the economy in the toilet. I would NEVER take someone there for business. NEVER. But for fun, it's pretty good.

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270 out of 519 people found this review helpful.

Bartender from hell...

By laelectrique on 1/22/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I was in this bar over the weekend and I was quite appalled by the service. I sat at the bar for about 5 minutes and there was no bartender in sight. Eventually a woman saunters in and gets behind the bar and takes my order. She was incredibly rude and actually yells at you when you don't order to her liking. She was so busy yelling at one of my friends she forgot my other friends drink order. Having been a bartender myself, I had never such poor service. The bar was quite crowded and lined with people waiting for the bartender to come back from her cigarrette break. Think I will be taking my business elsewhere from now on.

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269 out of 538 people found this review helpful.

If you are a masochist, go when the female bartenders are working...

By bkrepresent on 1/21/2008

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I loved this place for the bartender Steve, the amazing juke box, and the fireplace. However, the two female bartenders, one of which works Thursdays and the other of whom works Sundays (I use the term "work" very loosely) have absolutely ruined it for me. On numerous occasions, I’ve gone in and whoever of the two is working will be outside smoking. They each show absolute disregard for the fact that customers have entered their bar or that they’ve left it unattended. When they do decide to finally come in, they’ll be sure to serve every male in attendance before finally getting around to the ladies. When they deem you lucky enough to be served a drink, gasp, in a bar, it’s always a guessing game as to whether you’re going to be reprimanded for not ordering properly or what other form of rudeness you’ll encounter. Seriously, the only way I’ll go back is if my male friends order for me. Otherwise, there may be a bar fight. They must be part owners because I can’t imagine any owner allowing this type of behavior to continue.

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