For the past 2 years, my boyfriend & I were regulars for both food & drinks. We went there for Tues trivia, the Wed night music & just to hang on Thurs. We knew L.B. well before she quit, and also knew Elizabeth before she left. (The rest of the staff is constantly changing.) No problems - we are now used to the fact that when we get carded at Churchill's, the bartender takes our license & has to show it to the manager. Annoying, but we got over it & have still been loyal customers.
This past Saturday night we stopped in for a few beers to unwind. There was no issue with my license ever before. We stayed there for about 3 hours or so sitting on the side of the bar where the servers pick up their drinks. 4pm Sunday I brought a friend of mine with me who just moved here from South Carolina the day before. We were sitting at the corner of the bar right next to where my boyfriend & I sat just 18 hours before. The bartender took our licenses & showed the manager. She refused our licenses because she said ""she doesn't believe it's me in that picture"", & my friend has an out of state license!!!! I now have a different color of hair since my license picture was taken years ago & was wearing it in a pony tail on Sunday. I told the bartender that I was just there at 10pm the night before. He said that I could go over to talk to the manager, but they were not accepting our licenses b/c of those reasons.
The morals of this story are: 1) if you have an out of state license, don't go to Churchill's b/c apparently they are not valid forms of ID. 2) if you change your hair color - get your license changed each time you do so b/c otherwise it's not really you in the picture.
I am truly appalled that this is they way they treat their regular customers who have spent thousands of dollars there over the past 2 years. So, Sunday my friend & I went across the street to Suburban Tap, our new regular hangout. I'm sure they're happy to have our money.
Pros: nice pub
Cons: high staff turnover