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The Beehive

541 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116
(617) 423-0069
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Restaurant Details
$$ ($15 - $30)
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Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
Jazz Brunch:
Saturday 11:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday 10:30am - 3:00pm
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The Beehive
541 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-0069
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(no rating) Aug 30, 2007 - Boston.com - James Reed, Globe staff | June 29, 2007
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Aug 30, 2007 - Boston.com - Devra First/Globe Staff, August 30, 2007
2 reviews
Apr 22, 2010 - jastewart
Loud crowds, unfriendly staff, not great food

We went to the Beehive for the live music, planning on having drinks and perhaps food. When we arrived, we told the host that we wouldn't all be eating dinner, and wanted to be seated near the stage.
I understand it was full, so it wasn't their fault we didn't get close. We sat down, and when our waitress came to give us menus, we again told her that only one of us would be eating, to which she responded that we couldn't sit at the table, but would have to move to the bar. She let it go after we explained the situation, but she ignored us and had a bad attitude the rest of the time we were there. The food was overpriced, and not very good. The drinks were a little overpriced as well.
The crowd at the Beehive is apparently not interested in the live music at all, as we were surrounded by a crowd of semi-young professionals who were nearly yelling to each other over the music; and flanked on one side by a couple who were making out over their table.

Fortunately, some of the musicians they have playing at the Beehive are great players.
Unfortunately, the atmosphere is loud and obnoxious, while the staff is very unfriendly (bordering on just plain offensive), and the food was a huge let down, especially at the prices they are charging.

3 reviews
Feb 01, 2010 - Glas45
Good atmosphere

The atmosphere and decor is superb. Just like New Orleans. The food is average though a little high priced for what you get. What bothered me the most were the drinks and wine. They are measured to a "line" on the glass. I was also upset when they seemed to be not very gay friendly. The bouncers at the door try to discourage gay people by being rude.
If you enjoy Jazz and the New Orleans venue, then this is your place if you can overlook everything else. I can't.

1 review
Jun 05, 2009 - sarahMfoodie

Had a tremedous experience: food, service, music were superb and atmopshere was stunning!

1 review
May 12, 2009 - erwalter
If i must...

Their cocktails are great but the menu is average at best and the food is badly executed.

1 review
Dec 19, 2007 - mktservices

I recently re-visited the Beehive since the opening to check out the new chef and the "scene" - This place truly lives up to the hype. Dinner was amazing, the people and music were great..we returned the next morning to have brunch we had so much fun!

1 review
Nov 26, 2007 - bennewell
New Chef -- Great Food and Music

Recently went to the Beehive and was blown away by my meal. The waitstaff told me the chef was new and the menu was completely re-vamped. Had the mussels -- and the grilled cheese with tomato. Went back for brunch and enjoyed egg white omelet with jazz in the background.

1 review
Nov 11, 2007 - slimpaamara
Great atmosphere, but pretentious and the staff need to lose the attitude

The bottom line: Great atmosphere, but pretentious and the staff need to lose the attitude

Lesson 1: If you are just going for drinks and don't want to wait in line for an hour or more, arrive at 8 PM on a weekend night. I arrived at 8:30 and waited an hour to get into the bar on a Sat night. Then after getting in, we were herded to the upstairs bar where we had to wait somemore to go downstairs to meet up with the rest of the friends. All in all, I got down there an hour and a half later. I'm sure it'll get better in a year or so when it becomes just another place. The other solution is to have a Beehive VIP card (no joke, it was shown to me) - all I can say is this is Boston, not NYC or LA.

Lesson 2: Arrive with a thick skin because you are going to get attitude from somewhere there and check your tab...I was standing at the end of the bar and couldn't see what was on tap and so, I asked one bartender if he could just give me a run down of what was on tap. He actually told me to read it for myself - handed me the menu, turned his back to me, and walked away. Mind you, they have about five things on tap and the bar was not very busy at that time. I mentioned something to the manager who was very nice about it. However, two hours and 1.5 beers later when I asked if I could please have another beer, I was told by the same bartender, "not from me." I was so surprised I asked if he was serious, and he said "dead serious." Not to mention that my girlfriends also had bad service from the other bartenders - wrong drinks made up, tried to make them pay more drinks than they ordered (not the first time this has been heard of at the Beehive), and just further attitude given to them.

The whole experience left a bad taste in my mouth and it has lost my patronage. I'm just getting too old to put up with that kind of stuff when I've waited for almost two hours to get in and just want simply a nice night out with my friends. However, it does have a good atmosphere, the crowd is perfect for those in their 30's and up, and if they would just take care of the attitude and pretension, I think people would have a perfectly great time. Hope you have a better experience than me if you go there.

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