As a Back Bay resident since I was born, I have enjoyed all the restaurants around the area, including this one, until recently. Granted they do offer a $.10 wing deal which was great when I was out of work, but the quality has just gone downhill from about 5 years ago until now. They just don't care about their patrons anymore. It used to be a great sports bar where the staff was friendly and the local sports would be the main focal point of the bar.
Just this past week, during a pivotal game between the Patriots and Jets, I went to Whiskeys because I knew there would be empty seats because the other great sports bars in the area (i.e. McGreevy's, Champions) were already packed. I asked for a seat by a tv which took 2 or 3 times for the hostess to get it right and finally was sat facing a nice flat screen. One problem though, the Bruins game was on. Now if someone was watching the blowout (4-0 bruins end of the 2nd period) I would have let them finish. But since no one was watching, I first asked the waitress to put the Pats game on and she said it would come on when the game started, which it didn't. Then I asked the hostess to change and she said she would get the manager to change it, which she didn't. Finally I asked the waitress again and she said that we had to keep it on since it was the only TV with the Bruins on, of which no one was watching.
I asked her to get the manager and explained to her the first rule of business, the customer is always right. Well, next thing you know, the manager comes over, not alone, but with his muscle, in case things got out of line and explained to me that I had made the waitress cry. he said he would get to it when he could which was b.s. because I saw him yucking it up with some young ladies while im trying to watch football. Not only that, but they have freakin Soulja Boy ,'Supaman dat Hoe' blaring in the background when clearly everyone wants to hear the game.
Basically when it all comes down to it, Whiskeys has gotten a little to high and mighter for themselves, after winning a contest put on by Maxim in which they were racked #1 neighborhood bar, whatever that means. The food has also gone downhill. The next time you will find me in Whiskeys will be when I am unemployed and can scrounge up $2.00 for a plate of 20 wings. Other than that, you guys lost a great supporter of your bar.