Benny's is my favorite bar in Colorado Springs. Also, in my opinion, Ashley is the best bartender in Colorado.
My observations are based on daytime visits since I do not go to bars at night (I am 71).
Dana the owner has an exceptional operation...
A little over a month ago, one of the bartenders named Chris Anerdon assaulted me and attempted to kill me.
He fled the scene of the crime before the police arrived.
I have filed charges with the city, and am in the process of getting a restraining order against him, and several other employees of Bennys who participated in the assault.
Please, especially women, do not go to Bennys. More than one female friend has been Assaulted in the parking lot and the owner Dana, and the incompetent bouncer named Mike have turned a blind eye to drug dealing, violent assaults, sexual crimes, and homelessness on the property.
I have also attempted to reasonably make contact with the owner to discuss the fact that he is essentially endorsing his employees attempted murder of me(worth no provocation).
I am also in the process of going over the incompetent police office Adam Loughtons head and getting a supervisor to expand the list of charges that are to eventually be served to Chris Anderson and several other employees at this criminal blight on our community.
Can I please please please get the recipe for the amazing shrimp tacos as I don't live in the area!! They were amazing!
Tru, you can be on my list of those with bad behavior. You can see my list on this Independent site in various places. I do not criticize without cause and I use my real name. I will back up my comments with facts. I will ask who are you that you deserve special treatment and demand that someone lose their job. Bad service? I would spill drinks on you and I do not blame a bartender whose job is to serve glasses of angry, stupid, melancholy or however it affects you to everyone. Instant mood swings, fistfights and loudmouths- you name it and if you think your dollars are going to make or break anyone I say "think again".
Awesome drinks and friendly staff. Best new drinks ever!
Tony...FIRE JAIME. I know 11 people..plus myself..that no longer come there because of her. She seens to hate her job and ishateful person. Maybe shes going through some stuff. Dunno, but her combination of ignoring customers and viscious UNFOUNDED verbal abuse is running businedd away. The word from people that temain is " yeah, shes like that". My question is..why is that ok?
I would say to anyone readinh this...stay away. SO many other placed...Thunder and Buttons is one and the barstaff thete will joke around AND take your order..make good drinks and are tge epitomy of great servicr. Probably why I tip Lindsey so well...HAPPILY spending $55 last Wednesday and want to go back. Go there or ANYWHERE else besides B's with'the "B"!
I love SEVL it's a great place to hang with friends
Actually I have been in a few times, the last time being Monday about 4PM when we rode up. My friend and I had Mike's Limeade and the only other customer there my friend knew. Bartenders have always been pleasant and quick.
I was teasing Haley as indicated by a ; and a ) for those who missed it. : )
Well Robert , I disagree! You have obviously not been in lately. There are changes daily and it is a fun place to be!! Besides how would you even know what it's like when all you did was window shop! Must be very lonely out there!! Next time don't be so scared, we won't bite you!
Haley! You can't review your own place. Can you? Outstanding? I was there once, out standing in the parking lot afraid to go in! ; )
The most outstanding place to be!!! Excellent Service, very entertaining, lots to do!
The Buzz is better than previous incarnations. The live music has been good plus the staff have been friendly to me, introducing themselves and smiling as well- something most places need to learn to do. Too many places seem like they are too busy too deal with customers! Stay open til 2 okay?. Why places close at 11 or 12 just because business is slow is beyond me, when doors are locked there will be no business at all!
I would give 5 stars but any red decor has to go! Restaurants that have red walls, carpet and such do so because it has been shown diners will eat and then leave. A bar should not want customers to have a beer and go! Hope to see a patio maybe...? Thanks!
No working number?
The Buzz is THE place to bee. James and Mia and their staff are always smiling, glad to see you, and doesn't act put out to wait on you. This is a,, big plus in my opinion, The place has a nice welcoming home bar, even if its your first time there. The musicians that come to jam here are top notch or will be in the near future and the Crowd is very supportive of the music. First jam I have every been to that the dance floor was full EVERY song during the night. If you like friendly bar staff, Great Music a
Great people, from the owner to the patrons. Always accepting and welcoming, no matter what. This is a place you can play pool, poker, talk shop, family or politics and be respected for your opinion, all while enjoying well priced drinks and food made fresh. Daily specials, too. :) Great place to be and a home away from home.
Teri Peaceowl Senior Go in before they start playing and look for Mike T. that runs it, say "Hi" and tell him you wanna play. He will always let good musicians play, It is really not an amateur night so if you have your chops down you would be welcomed. Mike is a great guy!
Best Vegan Nachos in town!
How is the blues jam for visiting players who want to come sit in and have fun. I am a professional harmonica player just relocated to southern Colorado
First time in, i don't know how the drinks are because i was never served. The band sounded good, but after taking a seat at the bar, the staff walked past me twice without so much as an acknowledgement, let alone asking what i wanted to drink. The manager in guessing then took a seat out from behind the bar next to I'm assuming a regular / friend, with his back to me, and proeeded to watch the band. I more than likely won't be returning. Went to finish line, and was served within 3 minutes.
They bullied a bartender who been there for over 15 years for filing a complaint with the State of Colorado over employment practices. The owner was to have said the bartender was "too old". The State said the bar did in fact engage in retaliation which is illegal after someone files a complaint. The bartender was bullied then fired after 6 months for a bogus "infraction".
Avoid this place unless you support discrimination in employment. Bernie would never have stood for that behavior but he passed away and his ex-wife took over. She is none too bright obviously.
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