I saw Disclosure here back in February, and loved it immediately. I came back for Boombox in April and like it as much as I did the first time around.
The Sinclair isn't a big club, but it somehow manages to feel roomy, even with the number of people that were at the Disclosure show (which sold out months in advance). I can't say this for any of the other major concert venues in Boston - I've been to mostly all of them. The crowd is laid-back and friendly (no rave babies here). Employees are cool, and will treat you like friends rather than adversaries, which sounds simple, but it's pretty much the other way around at HOB or Middle East. The place looks and feels clean. I didn't go upstairs but it looked roomy and fun from the bottom. My only gripe is that the bass was definitely clipping during Disclosure's set, but the sound was perfect when I came back for Boombox, so no complaints.
What other Boston venues do wrong, the Sinclair does right - if I remember correctly, and nothing has changed in the past few months, coat check is a reasonable $2, tall boys of Gansett : PBR are ~$4, and simple mixed drinks are ~$5. These prices are virtually unheard of for a premier music venue in Boston.
I haven't eaten here, but the Sinclair is one of the best places to see a show in Boston.
Went for brunch... was so excited to try this place. Â I've walked by so many times and thought it looked cool from the outside. Â Sadly, not so great...
Decor/ambiance was nice! Â After we were seated, we made a mental note to come back later. Â That 's where it got worse. Â Brunch menu sounded good theoretically, but all the food was so boring and run of the mill. Â Portions were fine (a little on the small side), but everything seemed so unimaginative. Â Even the biscuits left so much to be desired. Â They looked like the Pillsbury premade biscuits! Â Taste was okay, nothing to write home about.
As far as service goes, it was slow, orders were wrong, sides were forgotten... We had to go pay at the bar because our waiter disappeared. Â
Wanted so much to love this place... didn't happen.