Have heard some good things about this bar... Unfortunately, my first visit there was at an event that was a little large for the staff on the schedule. I've worked in the restaurant industry for 4 years as a waitress while in college and only recently switched jobs. There was one bartender in particular who seemed quite inept and was very curt and snippy.
I was willing to forgive all of this because the atmosphere was good, and I realized that they were probably understaffed for the number of people there. I've worked under similar circumstances and it's not fun. What I could not forgive, however, was the rude treatment I received from manager and bartender alike when I ordered a glass of wine. After she put the remains of what was apparently a bottle that had turned in my glass, she dumped it out and filled it with contents from a fresh bottle. Okay, but next time if you're going to use the same glass, at least do it where I can't see it.
So she hands me the glass, and it's nowhere close to a "standard" pour (about 1/4 of the bottle). The amount poured was more like 1/8 of the bottle, priced for about 1/4 of the bottle. So I said, hey, this seems like a really small pour. The waitress said, no, this is our "standard" 4 oz pour. Well, in most places, a 5-6 oz pour is standard. 6oz pours make the bottle neatly contain 4 pours. So I said that.
The manager came up and said, no ma'am, this is a sommelier glass (very snooty) so it just looks like there's less wine in it to you. Yes, I said, I'm familiar with these "sommelier" glasses (snob) I've waitressed for 4 years and these are the same glasses I've always used. Had I served this amount of wine to my customers, however, I would have been fired. (This went on for a bit.)
So, long story short, I just bought the bottle and firmly told them how I felt, and I plan to write a letter. After a $20 markup, there's no excuse to charge those prices. Also, for a manager to be that rude is INEXCUSABLE!
Pros: Nice atmosphere; decent beer selection; in my apartment building
Cons: Nasty manager; some unpleasant bartenders; really OVERPRICED wine by the glass!!!