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Address: 1 Bennett Street, The Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: (617) 661-5000
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Great venue for jazz aficionados...

The Regattabar is one of the few jazz clubs in the area, and one that brings in pretty big names as well as new up-and-coming musicians. You do have to be careful about where you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Boston, MA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 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 talent and staff better...go to one of them. Regattabar management needs to get it together.

Thank AlanCaskey
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 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 jazz/world genre. The 2 restaurants (and 1 bar/lounge) located in the same building offer the... More 

Thank Cedric H
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 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
Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Regattabar is one of the few jazz clubs in the area, and one that brings in pretty big names as well as new up-and-coming musicians. You do have to be careful about where you sit, as there are some sight-line problems. But it's an upscale yet relaxed atmosphere, and the line-ups are usually quite good. I first went to... More 

Thank CDMatthew
Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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. The band is underneath the lights you can see in the ceiling. As another poster... More 

Thank feelinlucky
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256 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 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 using it more often as a private function room-so check the website ahead of time.... More 

Thank mookie61
Stow, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

bring in big name jazz performers in fairly intimate setting. Classy atmosphere. Drinks and light fare offered.

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