This post should probobly go on the "bars and nightlife" section but I wanted it to go where the most people would see it so I can see how many agree with me. As I rarely post on here but always looking in and checking on things, I only post when there is something good. Now as some on this forum know me well (pbosak, mills) they know that the only time I am ever in a bad mood or do not have a smile on my face as I run around the island and A Dock is when Frostys runs out of Jager (never happens!) The only thing I am guilty of is passsing out hugs and shots of Jager! and lots of them as some can attest!!!
But I was up at the island this past weekend (May 20, 21st) for the third time this year already (I know that is just sickening!
LOL) and I must say, although I have never been a fan of the beer barrel, this weekend confirmed to me that that bar IS WITHOUT A DOUBT
the worst bar on the island! Now like I said, everyone goes up to the island to have drinks, cuts back and have some fun -- and the people who know me know that I am the poster boy for this as I buy more drinks and shots for others who I meet than I do for myself because I am always in such a good mood and having a great time with all the people I know on that island!! This past Saturday I was told very disrespectfully (by the beer barrell "backsreet boys bouncers") that I was not allowed in because I was drunk ... now this was stunning to me as I was not sure if something changed, but correct me if I am wrong but there are ALOT of people on that island that are drunk...I would say 99% that are on that main street!
Now a couple things that struck me as odd:
1. Personally (again others who know me very well can attest to this) the more I drink the only thing I am guilty of is passing out hugs and shots -- you will flat out not find a more happy person in your entire life up at that island! So I was not being onnoxious, angry, rude or unable to control myself ... again I was having a good time.
2. "The Backstreet Boys Bouncers" who in the heck are these kids going to stop from fighting should a fight ever break out in that place. These kids look like they just graduated from middle school and are on their way to finally
being able to buy "smokes" These guys have no reason to be throwing around attitude -- it is actually amusing and funny to me. These guys couldn't stop a girl scout troop. I feel bad for anyone in the middle of a fight in that place. I hope you dont accidentally get in the middle because those guys will not help you out. (god forbid anyone fights at that island at they are a moron if they do!)
I was on my way to meet the Daileys as I know Pat well (Pat can also personally attest to me being a stand up person) and I was going to have a drink with his wife but that obviously did not happen because I was "drunk" That bar is a joke to me. From all the things I have heard on this forum about the owner trying to break up customer appreciation parties, to the way they at times treat people, to the general "dungeon atmosphere" of that ugly, dreary bar .... it is just plain terrible! And if people say .. "well it is always packed"
... well no kidding. You could put anything there and it would be crowded! There are only so many bars on that main strip and there are literally thousands of people every weekend -- where else are they going to go. Of course it is going to be packed! But I will tell you this, you could have a cage full of monkeys open a straw hut and serve drinks and it would be packed because of the location -- in fact I would rather that be there!
At least these other bars like Ed's, Frostys and other establishments care about their customers and at least have some kind of a clue.
I could go on for days, but the bar is absoltly terrible! And although I will never go in there again, (I never went in anyways) it just reassures why I never go in there and reconfirms what everyone else tells me about how they feel the same way and hate it so much. If that was the only bar on the island, I would sit in my car or on our boat by the water and drink by myself.
hey that's it -- I'm out