The place itself is not bad. It's just your average neighborhood beer joint, with a pool table and a small outdoor patio facing Lamar. My friends and I chose Barton Springs Saloon because we wanted to have a relaxing Saturday night in a down-to-earth local bar. When I arrived, I opened a tab and bought a beer. We then sat down at a table for four. Our server stopped by and introduced herself (if that's what you want to call it), but that was the only time we saw her the entire two hours we were there. The couple of times we needed another round, my friends got up and ordered drinks at the bar. At the end of the night, I went to close out my tab. It was about double what it should have been for 1 beer, so I questioned the bartender. He said that I had 2 beers. At this point, I wasn't upset - people make mistakes. I just explained that I only ordered one, upon arriving, and that the other one needed to be taken off. He called our server over, and of course she couldn't remember if she had ever served me or not. It turned into a yelling match between them, and she kept bringing me into it by ordering me to tell the bartender that I didn't order from her. On top of this, after it had been established that I only had one beer, he couldn't figure out how to void the transaction. So he pulls out a $10 bill and says ""will this make you happy?!"" He didn't have the time to make sure my credit card was correctly charged. Then he said if I had any extra charges on my card, just to call next week. Basically telling me to take the 10 bucks and leave. So not only do I have to worry about possible extra charges on my credit card, they were extremely rude and unhelpful. They turned a low-key night into one filled with drama. NO thanks!!! Needless to say, I will go elsewhere for a relaxing night next time.
Pros: Casual atmosphere
Cons: Bad service