I live pretty close by, and have been here at least 3 times over the past month, including a large group 2 weeks ago that spent over $300 on drinks and shots, but i wont be going back any more. I was there last night (a sat night) with my buddy, the place was pretty packed, but it took a really long time to get the bartender's attention to order. That's good for the bar no? Unfortunately it was the bartenders just giving free beers and shots to their friends ( i am not kidding!!)
And then, when we did place our order for 2 beers, the male bartender told me it was $12 bucks, and since i didn't have enough cash, I gave him my credit card to open a tab, and was told that it was a $20 minimum. Fast forward about 30 mins later and we decide to go somewhere else, I go to the tall female bartender to close my tab by paying cash, but she tells me my 2 beers cost $14, and that it was a $25 minimum!! Are you kidding me? Btw she tells me this after making me wait about 10 mins while she poured her guy friend a nice vodka shot (for free of course) She called the other bartender and asked him ""what is the price of 2 beers here"" , and the guy was scared to answer, and she finished it by saying ""14 dollars"" before he could say anything. If it wasn't so sad, it would actually be funny.
I don't write many reviews for dive bars, since they are essentially places where anything sort of goes, but i don't think i ll be spending any more money at this place. I just wonder if the owners know what goes on here? I am guessing this place will sort of go the route of all the other many LES places that open and do really well, but eventually close after burning a big hole in the promoter's pockets due to shoddy staff.