They act like they like you then just kick you out because you some the owner doesnt like. I would say never go in there unless you have money to blow on over priced drinks.
ok the drinks are way over priced i payed 8 bucks for a drink i usually pay 4 at other down town bars also i used my debit card and the pinged my account for 50 dollars and left it pending for 6 days still pending as i said i only bought one drink for 8 bucks and they have a pending balance in my bank account for 50 that is insane
The Ritz is only a disappointing shadow of its former self. It's just sad to be there now. The food has gone downhill, as has the service. Not even a decent bloody mary. Time to go elsewhere.
The first time I went there the food, drinks and service were amazing. That was over a year ago and since then it has gone progressively downhill. The waitresses get orders wrong and bring cold food. You are lucky if you see one of the waitresses every hour or so. I am not going back again.
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I went here and spent about $40 on drinks. When I payed with a credit card they asked to see my driver's licence and wrote down all my personal information on the credit card receipt along with my credit card number. The next day my crdit card company was calling me with a questionable charge on my card for $1000 dollars!!! Do not go to this place unless you want to be robed
Ritz Downtown - Blah. My chicken sandwich was significantly overcooked. My wife ordered the chicken and shrimp pasta. They forget to put in the shrimp! The waitress offered to give us a to go box with shrimp in it to make up for it. WTF!. No offer to reduce the bill for skipping the shrimp. Move on to a better restaurant folks!
The last time some friends and I went here the serves was the worst! We sat down and waited for a wait person. The place wasn’t very crowded. We sat and waited and waited. Finally I got up and ordered drinks at the bar. Two of the people I was with got up and went across the street and ate at Jimmy John’s. I asked a waiter walking by for help and he said it wasn’t his area. Finally a women came by to wait on us, my friend said that would be nice because we had been waiting for some time. She said that wasn’t possible! ? Our other friends returned from Jimmy John’s just as we were given menus. We ordered and wait a while for our food. We were not offered another drink. I asked to talk to the manager and was told by the first waiter he was busy. We paid and walked out the front door. We were than told by someone else that the manager was standing out front. I told him of our experience, to which he said that we should of talked to him. He then told me that someone had said that I had yield at one of the waitress, which is pure fiction, and if I had why didn’t he intervene at that point? My friends and I are all in our 40’s and 50’s, one is an ex police officer. I have enjoyed many and evening at Quinns, and have played music there before. I and my friends will not be coming back!
5 friends and I picked Trinity to celebrate an upcoming event. We arrived by 6:30 and ended up on the couches in the back. At 8:45 she let us know it was last call, we asked for a few waters and the bill. As she drops off the bill the very drunk owner tells us we are closing, you have to go. We said, yes, we are just paying our bill. He told us we had 10 minutes. Less than five minutes later he comes back and says, get up now. Get up. Leave. We said we were just waiting for the credit cards, we would gladly leave when we get those back. He said to wait out front. We denied that request and decided to wait right where we were . We asked him why we were being kicked out as the restaurant was still 1/3 full with patrons. He said we offended him but refused to tell us how. How can we possibly have offended him? Before that point, he had not even come to the back where we were sitting. Six respectable, 30-45 year old moms, we had all gotten together earlier that day....at the elementary school PTO meeting. Yeah, clearly we "offended" him.
Stay away from Trinity Brewing and the owner with the dreadlocked beard, he admitted his is a jacka** when he drinks. It is true. We have seen it. Can't wait until the next PTO meeting!
I have to say that my recent visit was not my first but was the worst. Apparently management has changed recently and not for the better. The food was not what the menu had stated and the kid working the kitchen that day didn't even pay attention to what was on a patty melt when he sent it out without cheese. The service was horrible as the cocktail waitresses ignored me as I sat at my table with an empty bottle as they worked around me. It might have been understandable had it been busy but there might have been 20 people in the whole bar. My boyfriend had similar luck at the bar as the two guys bartending just ignored his cash in hand for 10 minutes. Back in the day I would have said check this place out, but right now I am telling you that you money is better spent at a place where they want your business because the staff at Hondo's apparently does not.
Service is horrible!!!
The staff is inattentive and dismissive. It's painfully obvious they they are easily overcome by events. The bartender is overly concerned with catering to female patrons rather than his actual job. The acoustics in the place are terrible and it's a shame because the bands are great. The music is almost drowned out by people chatting away. Most of this is attributed to the fact that the place is in the garage of the owners other business which the staff freely admits, like its a good thing. The food is way overrated and over priced as well as the drinks. The entire place has an air of extreme pretentiousness as the staff is overly concerned with local elites (some Army General's wife) that frequent the place while in turn neglecting other customers. I recommend with conditions namely eat before you go, don't expect prompt service and sit outside as the indoor acoustics are almost unbearable.
The only thing good about this place is Taco Tuesday and happy hour. The Margarita's aren't that great either especially after having a Tivo from Jorge's.
I was never more offended than I was on Saturday Night 06/19/10. I had actually went to this bar the opening weekend and had a really good time. So as I had a few friends who were coming up from Pueblo we decided to go to Copperhead Road. We arrive around 8:30 p.m.. Parking was starting to fill up as it had the first time I had been there. I was telling my friends about the seating they had around the bar. We first took a tour of the bar and then decided to get a drink and find seats. I was so surprised when I saw the employees literally kicking paying customers out of their seats. No telling how long they had been there or how much money they had already spent, just to get kicked out of your seat and basically told to stand or pay yet another minimum of $65.00 to have a reserved table to relax. I was handed a business card and told to call this women who was roaming around somewhere to request a table that I would have to pay for their cheapest bottle which was $65.00. Every single table in the placewas put on reserve. Not only did they kick people off the seats around the bar but there were people sitting at tables who were asked to pay or move. The bartender told me the only "free" seating was out on the smoking patio. Are these people for real. First you pay a $5.00 cover then $65.00 just to sit down. This is so wrong on so many levels. For one thisng this place is not that special. A person can go to a more popular place in Denver-Coyote Ugly-and not get treated this way. There was no apparent event going that evening either. This is insane buiness. I did order one cocktail and noticed that not a single table was being sat at. I would have spent a minimum of $65.00 in their bar had I been given the chance to sit down and relax. It's one thing to walk into a crowded bar and have to wait for a seat but to have to pay for seating how rude. I gave them one star but they really don't even deserve that. There were 5 people in my party. If we all would have spent $65.00 they would have made more had seating been an option. As it was all they got from our group was the cover per person and the revenue from one cocktail. Shame on them.
Went there for my twin sisters' 21st birthday. WILL NEVER GO AGAIN. There was a guy who kept trying to touch her and then trying to start fights with my mom and guy friend. They never kicked him out. Just told us to stay away from him even after he tried to jump my friend and growled at my mother. We should've just called the cops. Ruined their birthday. They closed the bowling alley at 1 when the website said they were open till 2. No drink specials even though when we looked on the website and had called ahead. Bouncers were nice but useless. I'll be taking my business elsewhere.
Some of the rudest bartenders I have ever encountered. Watch out for the blonde with the filthy mouth and total lack of social skills. Food was atrocious - the grilled cheese will survive the Apocalypse. Hard wooden bar stools with no backs for the live music - pretty uncomfortable.
We sat in the balcony theatre section at Comedy Works last night. Has anyone else ever fallen from the horrible stairs that lead to your seat? There must be a 21" drop off of the cement stairs when you go to sit down at your seat. Poor design and very unsafe. They told me I was the only one to ever fall down. I missed most of the final act because I was trying to tell a manager what happened. I wasn't offered ice and they were VERY rude to me! No apologies, just made me feel stupid...
Chris Diablo above must not know how to use his caps lock key.
It would be great to have a good place in Colorado Springs to see live music as opposed to cheap DJs pumping digitized dreck at you. Certainly the Thirsty Parrot has the stage and sound system to get the job done. The problem is typical... the management cannot be bothered to promote anything - even when the shows are going on under their own roof. No one bothers to even change the marquee. Free live music may be happening upstairs and no one downstairs would ever know about it, since all the management cares about is keeping their regular DJ acts pumping their worthless tripe near the kitchen, which always seems to be out of half the advertised items. That dive is going downhill fast. I don't expect it will survive summer 2010.
if all you rely on is good looking chicks to bring people in..than you need to get better looking chicks
This place is terrible! I won a free steak dinner for a group from a radio station for up to 20 people and they ran out of food several times and ended up having to wait over an hour. Also, while I waited, I had two beers which after tip came out to be $10 (poor tip for poor service). When I checked my bank statement the next day, they charged me $50! And conveniently I can't get ahold of anyone to fix this. Terrible terrible terrible "night club". I will never go back there again. Do yourself a favor and go to Jack Quinn's instead of wasting you time at this lame bar.
Tried this place and Cleats and like Cleats better. You can tell these people just took over a bar. Nothing has changed here since it was Bogarts then Classics...years ago.
I believe in giving everybody a second chance. My first visit was a horrible experience. The staff was rude and the band playing that night was terrible. The second visit was worse than the first.
I know I sound like I welcome punishment, but I had to give the place one more try. You guessed it........... no surprises.
This place could hold some potential, but it really needs a complete overhaul. The staff needs to be trained in customer service and whoever hires the bands need to listen to them before they pay for them. I've heard 3 bands there and without mentioning names, they have been terrible. We have some great bands in town, maybe they should get some of them in here after they fire some of their staff. My 10 year old & 12 year old play better than the bands I've heard so far.
If you expect customer service - STAY AWAY! If you like good music, you won't find it here - STAY AWAY!
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