While visiting SOBE on business, a coworker and I decided to go shopping while our husbands hung out here, as this was they were drawn by the Pittsburgh Steelers football game being broadcast inside (great selling point of this place- they play more than one game, despite that the Dolphins were also playing that day). It was a great place for them to hang out, with reasonable prices. The one turn-off that ruined MY take on this place is that when hubby paid for his bucket of beers, the waitress refused to take his money because there was no tip added to his cash. I find it offensive when waitstaff ASKS for a tip, and it is common ettiquette for patrons to tip after the SERVICE has been COMPLETED. They had not planned for that to be their LAST bucket of beers. Therefore, they had planned to tip her at the end of their stay. We are usually generous tippers (myself having waited tables through college) but left a standard and sub-par 15% for this woman. A little honey goes further than a little vinegar, sweetheart. Not all of your patrons are poor college students. Some of us actually HAVE the upbringing to follow proper bar ettiquette.
Pros: Location, price, different games broadcast
Cons: One particular waitress