I've been trying this place out for a few weeks since it is right down the street from my apartment. Primarily on Friday and Saturday nights.
Friday night is live bands, which seems to alternate between a good group of younger talent who do requests, and another group fronted by an older lady who seem to primarily play what they want. The younger group who take requests is strongly preferred.
Saturday nights is karaoke with DJ Donovan. Entertaining, but the usual crowds' performances can be cringe-inducing at times.
Other than that it is nothing special. Mostly couples/groups, not too many attractive singles. Darts, hurling, pool, and Golden Tee/Megatouch are in the mix. Dirty main room, filthy restrooms. The usual.
Sounds decent? It's ok. But personally I may never go here again. It is close and the tequila drinks are cheap. But the service is horrible.
This was I think my 4th or 5th time there. I go back to the bar for my second and final drink. And for some reason it seems like nobody is taking my order for quite a while. Finally when there is a lull in the action the sole male bartender comes up and I try to place a drink order.
I ask, "Can I get a tequila sunrise and a water?"
Suddenly he starts telling me something like, "you know we only make $2 per hour."
Failing to realize the urgency of his request and realizing that he wants more money than I put out (re: he was demanding a tip) I have to apologize as I had only brought exactly enough for the two drinks I am ordering. "Sorry, dude, I don't have any more than that on me."
"You never do," he says in reply.
He doesn't really know if I have or haven't ever tipped. Guy short-changed me before then to get a tip previously. So no warning, no "tip us next time", just refused service for not tipping right then, and basically told I'm a cheapskate at a dive bar.
Mike: please start paying your people a fair wage, and maybe teach them to have some tact.
Pros: Drink prices, live music, karaoke
Cons: Dirty, no singles, poor service, service demands tips