I recently popped into Local for some drinks and appetizers before heading over to the Knicks game. I thought I was going to really impress my beautiful date with what was a really nice looking place. Well, it actually is a really nice place and she was impressed. That was until we had some unexpected company join us at our table. Right as we were halfway through our beers, wings and nachos, a tiny, let's say non-human, made himself cozy right on our table. Ordinarily I wouldn't mind, but I was on a hot date and this four legged ""thing"" wasn't exactly invited. I kindly asked it lo leave, i.e. I threw every piece of artillery I could find in its general direction and it escaped my wrath. I know what you're thinking: this guy is sooo smooth. Well, stop laughing because luckily for me, I am pretty smooth. So I was able to divert attention away from this unfortunate experience and get back some semblance of what started as a promising evening. We could no longer eat, but we still drank our beers, albeit at a much quicker rate. But just as the waitress threw down the check, our little friend made his second appearance of the night. And all hell broke loose when it made an offensive remark that was directed at me. Ok, well I made that last part up, he was actually quite cordial, but the rest of this is true. There was no counter attack this time; we just paid the bill and ran. Not ever, EVER, in 8+ years of drinking, have I ever had to leave a purchased beer unfinished. That is unacceptable and downright disgusting. As for our unexpected companion...also disgusting. This was truly one of the mostuncomfortable bar experiences I've ever had. I was going to give this bar a 2 rating, but since my date hasn't returned any of my calls since, I am downgrading that to a 1 for my pain and suffering. But hey, I'm an optimist so If you're ever looking to NOT get with someone, this is the place to go to.
Pros: serves beer
Cons: cleanliness issues