Sunday, August 24, 2008
a few months ago it was ok until.........
I have been to this pub 2-3 times with a group of freinds and it has been ok until one night. One of the female bartenders (skinny one with brn hair and a piercing over her right eye) was just angry at the world or just very foul natured towards us(group of girls and guys). I had finished my drink and waited patiently for whichever bartender to come around. They were either too busy talking to their freinds or talking to the jerks that actually do give them a hard time at the other end of the bar. So no worries I waited and the one that kept passing by was either ignoring us or just didnt see us. Eventually she stood in front of us and was pouring a pitcher. I tried to call her (we were all on empty by now) and she just ignored us. She stared right past us up at the TV and we were right in front of her. So I raised my glass and as I did the glass shook and the ice made a bit of noise. She miraculously heard that noise and not me. She instantly turned to the other bartenders at the end of the bar motioning a hand in the air as if shaking a glass, mimicing what she thought I was doing. They looked right at me and then came up to see if we needed anything. I explained to the other bartender that I think I had upset the inner balence of the sensitive bartender who was ignoring us and I appologized. I have been to pubs like this all over the world and I have never been treated like this by any bartender ever. I am always polite and I dont get stupid when I drink. I used to own a bar and thus I know what it feels like on the other side of the bar. I always told my waitstaff to give the customer the benefit of the doubt, handle the jerks as you feel you shood, pay attention to everyone no matter how much they spend, and if you cant handle it then find a new bar to work at or find a new career alltogether. Speed counts when trying to make tips as does nammers. You can be both fast and polite at the same time. Some tenders forget that. It cost her that night.
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Pros: its common, diverse crowd with polite/freindly patrons, good location
Cons: bad service, band plays old music, expensive liquor