Sumaira Flower

Sumaira Flower

January 23, 2011

Dillon's Restaurant & Bar, Boylston Street

I began my Saturday night at a place called Dillon's on Boylston Street, right next to the firehouse. I had heard mixed thoughts on this place, so when my girlfriend invited me there, I jumped on the opportunity to check it out for myself.

From the outside, it looks really small. In fact, I had no idea it was 2 floors. However, that is the only good thing I can say about it. I walk in and it's crowded [which I guess is the 2nd good thing]. I was looking for a coat check only to find out that there is no coat check but this kind old man informed me that there were hooks under the bar where I could place my jacket. Yeah, why don't I leave my wallet there too?

So since there was no coat check and no really secure place to leave it, we walked around with our coats while everyone else was still wearing theirs and drinking. Yeah def my kind of fun - standing around in a crowded bar in my puffy North Face jacket - NOT! The structure of the place is super narrow so no matter where you are standing, you are ALWAYS in someone's way. For the maybe 45 minutes that I lasted there, I heard "excuse me, can I get through?" a good 30 times. ANNOYING.

I didn't even get a drink because I didn't want to be bound to Dillon's. My annoyance level was at its peak so I had to get outta there ASAP. On a general note, besides the coat situation and having to move out of everyone's way every 30 seconds, I just don't think this place is up my alley. Call me snobby if you may but the super casual bars are just not my scene no matter how hard I try. Sorry Dillon's. I am sure you are a great place in your own right and provide a good time for others, but you and I are not a good fit - at least not on a Saturday night.

PS. I was so miserable here that it doesn't even get a theme song. LOL

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