I've been attending Red Lion bands off and on since '97. We attended December 17th (2008), Wednesday for the live jazz. Awesome! On your feet sax, drums, trumpet dancing! Wednesday evening shift male bartender was cold, moody, snappy, rude, and extremely arrogant. This coming from a former bartender, in the Village, of the female variety. Politely asked him for water, we had to several times, to which he is one of those bartenders who gives us no recognition, look, or reply out of his personal 'nose in the air' work ethic. Plus, he snapped at us to "f*cking wait." We were shocked. Top shelf scotch. Several rounds of beer. Opened a large tab, and he made it openly certain to several customers--he wasn't happy to be there--patrons annoyed him thoroughly--female bartender was great--but since we made the mistake of opening the tab with him, he was the only downside of the night. Such an awesome bar. Very disappointed with his service and basic demeanor towards people.
Pros: Great atmosphere. $6 Tap. Food menu.
Cons: Wednesday evening shift bartender.