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Chicken Box

Nantucket, MA
+1 508-228-9717
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Good music

Got to hear Zigy Marley doing his warm up for a show. About a dozen people in the bar. Friendly... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Christie M
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
The Box is stll THE BOX, Thank God!

30 years later I am happy to report that except for the loss of old friends, nothing much has... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Storrs, CT
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Nantucket, MA
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Got to hear Zigy Marley doing his warm up for a show. About a dozen people in the bar. Friendly bartenders and a great friendly bulldog to greet you.

1  Thank Christie M
Reviewed 15 September 2016

30 years later I am happy to report that except for the loss of old friends, nothing much has changed. Still the best place for live music on island. Bartenders are quick, beers are cold and the staff is on top of any issues. Don't...More

Thank PinkRollaboard
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Went here for a bachelorette party and it was just ok! The DJ was fantastic and played awesome songs but if you don't like the band that is going to play it's not worth the visit. The drinks are expensive and it is a small...More

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Best place on the Island for fun, good music and many many beers ;) The stuff is nice and you have life artists performing.

Thank Joel D
Reviewed 24 September 2015

This is a great bar and one of the best live music spots, dare I say in the world. The place oozes with character is great for a few drinks or to see a show. Being in Nantucket you can, on occasion, catch a more...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

This is a stop we make every year when we are on the island. Yes, it is touristy and like a fraternity party. We don't let that bother us because it is so much fun! Get there early so you do not have to wait...More

1  Thank Kris91
Reviewed 18 October 2014 via mobile

The box is the place to go to see some live music and enjoy a night out. Sometimes things get a little hairy, and people start to ping-pong, but it's all fun

Thank David K
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Six gal pals in town from Louisiana. Looking for a way to cap off our Friday night dinner, so we hit The Box. Enjoyed cold beer and a great little band playing some 90s hits. Reminded me of a dive back home. No chairs or...More

Thank Janice L
Reviewed 5 September 2013

The Chicken box is a cool bar on Nantucket. They usually have good bands playing that provide good entertainment. I was a little disappointed with some of the staff. My family was on island this past weekend. My brother and I went to the bar...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We went here for a last minute Saturday night out in early summer, a good crowd and the music was excellent. It seemed very local, but not in a bad way of course as Nantucket locals are a pretty friendly bunch! Beers were cold, open...More

Thank benjaminbopper
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