Well first let me say this is by far my favorite place to drink here in Raleigh! I know you see these other 2 reveiws and see all the atrocity, but let me point out there both young girls complaining about ladies night!! Specifically their complaining about not getting their free appatizer immediatelly. Now I'll be honest im an adult male who is looking for an upscale place to go where im not gonna have to deal with the rowdy, breakneck kids who just got there drinking liscence. I'm letting all those reading know that if you love good live music (jazz mostely), and your looking for a place that by far does not make a weak drink... infact most of the time I will have to ask Todd, Chris, Tara, Rob, Ian, Elizabeth, or Kelly, these being the fine bartenders, to add more mixer to my drink. Want a great martini, go to the Blue Martini. I personally reccomend the Bein Ian, as I'm a Crown Royal Drinker. I do have to tell that the Menu has changed and you wont get these tappas, but the hummas is awesome. Now on to the customer service portion of my post. All the ladies that take care of that place are wonderful, they are for the most part highly energetic, extremelly charasmatic, professionals. They are all more than qualified at what there doing... As a testiment to these girls, I'm a seasoned (more than a decade)pro in guest service, and can say I have never had a problem with service or weak drinks. Mondays is one of my favorite nights to drink there, half priced martinis! All in all I have to say that the bar is great, the managment is outwardly friendly, and the drinks are top notch made by seasoned tenders. Heres my personal reccomendation, If your a proffesional looking for a place to meet after work, where you and the boys/girls can have a relaxing time with nice surroundings, this is the place. Many of the city's highly influential (i.e. largest money,decision makers) drink there, aswell as the after office friends.
Please excuse the little girls whines!!
Pros: Great Drinks, great bartenders, Love Voodoo Flute, Chop Shop!
Cons: The bar can get crowded, The young drinking crowd, this isnt always a problem tho, just wednesday late night.