A's is the first place my wife took me when we were dating. We've gone there with our group of friends of up to 12 people, and it's where I wedding rehersal dinner was held. I'm not sure where people are saying the service is slow or rude. A's is a great "good ol'" service and food restaraunt. I've always felt it had a professional staff and the food is excellent. It's not fast food...so don't expect Dennys or McDonalds. Part of it's charm is the raised half circle booths, the oversized counter seats, and yes, if you want a drink, there's a great bar area. If you want fast food go to McDonalds, if you want snooty waiters go to Seattle, but if you want a charming ol' fashioned restaraunt that serves great food...go to A's!