20 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Nicky Blaines Indianapolis Reviews
WORST BAR IN INDIANAPOLIS! Jul 29, 2011
Where shall I begin with this travesty? Seriously...I have traveled to many cities and tried multiple bars and wow this ranks as one of the WORST I have ever experienced.
They describe themselves as Indy's premiere cocktail lounge. Seriously? I didn't know sitting in a smoke filled room with overpriced, poorly made drinks were considered premiere status. Guess I missed that memo.
Yes I am well aware it's a cigar bar, however, most cigar bars have a better system that circulates the air so it's not a problem. This place reminds me of a factory smoke stack or an old lady chain smokers apartment in Queens. Actually the furniture kinda looks like that anyway so yeah it fits in this case (I'm surprised plastic wasn't on the couches).
As for the service...awful. We started at the bar before we moved to a couch. Wish we never moved because that when it went all down hill. The server was slow and didn't care about anything. She got my drink order wrong and when I said something about it she gave me a dirty look and took it back. Sorry I'm not going to drink something that tastes like crap and that I didn't even order. So keep your high and mighty looks to yourself and do the job you are being paid to do. Anyway...while sitting there my friend was approached by this sleazy guy. He starts talking to her about being in a porno. Yes you read right...he tried to pick her up by saying she should be in a porno. I walked up at the end of that conversation and was appalled from what little I heard. Nice clientele but it doesn't surprise me. You attract the bottom on the barrel having a basement bar.
So I told him to go troll on someone else and sat back down. We waited and waited and waited for our server of the year to come back to see if we needed anything. Once she felt we were worthy enough for her attention she came by. Yet asked while passing by if we needed anything...I said yes I'd like another drink please. Poor thing had to turn around and ask us what we wanted. We should have been ashamed of ourselves asking her to do her job...shame on us!!
Once she returned with our poorly mixed drinks she proceeds to spill the drink and the glass broke. One would think an apology would come next but OH NO! What do I hear...her blaming my friend for hitting her hand on accident. Really? No apology or her offering to clean it up. No she just left it there. Yes she left the broken glass, classy huh? So we waited, for what we were not sure anymore at this point. We were finished choking down their awful drinks and just wanted the check. I went to the bar to ask if someone was going to clean that up and to get the check. The guy at the bar had said the server wasn't serving us anymore because my friend had been cut off. Excuse me?
I looked at him quite confused because I wasn't asking for more to drink, I was asking if someone was going to clean up that broken glass and for the check so we could leave. He just gave us our check and we left.
I will never, ever go back here again. It's atmosphere is totally old woman and most likely you will have lung cancer after you spend 5 minutes in there. To me this place is the face of fail.
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