I've been to Patio Lounge a good number of times since they've opened and each time, the bartenders were really friendly, which is always nice, and the vibe's been really good. There was also always a new drink or dish to try on (or off) the menu I didn't see before, which is fun. I really like the music there too; no more jukeboxes!
Finally - a place to hang out, meet friends, get drunk, party up, or chill out, all under one funky roof on 5th Ave!
Pros: original decor/garden, nice bartenders, interesting drinks