As a former bartender and current South Slope bar owner, I was shocked by the scene going down last Saturday night (5/9). The male ""bartender"" (I use quotes because it's a skill) became progressively drunker as the evening wore on. We were there for several hours and the service went from bad (our first set of drinks, the aforementioned bloated, goateed whale of a bartender made us wait a good five minutes before he even approached us to take our order . And at that point, the bar had maybe two or three patrons, total.) to appalling. Here are some quotes from that time period.
Me: ""Hey, can I get two shots and two beers?""
Bloated Goateed Whale, smirking: ""I'm drunk. You guys will be lucky if you get drinks in the next hour.""
Between dancing with female patrons and making slurred cracks about me, I quote, ""F**king"" my girlfriend"" or being an alcoholic (I can't tell; he was so slurringly drunk, it was difficult to tell; either way the comment was totally inappropriate).
As a bar owner, my heart went out to the owners, who have such a douchy bozo working for them. The guy was the picture of unprofessionalism, using the place as his personal frathouse instead of someone else's source of livelihood. I've never seen anything like it and more than a few people waiting for twenty minutes or more for a drink were saying the same thing. A few just left in disgust and so did we, finally.
Pros: Nice backyard, good selection of whiskey
Cons: Drunk, douche bartender