I’m always happy to try to answer your emailed questions whenever I can, and one that I got today had me checking in on the Bar One situation to see if anything had changed since this report. Be sure to click on that link if you are a relatively new reader here. It is quite shocking to learn things like in order to sit on weekend nights you must order a 300 bottle of liquor. And that if you want to have a group dinner, you will be thrown out of your seats after precisely two hours whether you are done or not. Seriously, go read the first post now. I’ll wait. Okay, now click through for the update.
It seems not much has changed. There are a few really great reviews that are probably written by Bar One employees and a slew of negative ones. There seems to be a problem with stocking the kitchen. Sweet potato fries are popular but there are many reviews stating they never have them available. Other patrons could not have mojitos because they were out of mint. One report complained of no champagne in stock so they could not order the speciality drink they wanted. The reoccurring theme is that many things were not available that are regular menu items. The waitstaff actually runs through a list of what they are out of once you are seated.
People do seem to like the food they do receive. Most people like the DJs although there was some complaint about one of them as well. It is a very loud place not conducive to dinner conversation. Service was a frequent complaint, but most people found Peter personable. Patrons like the decor and the look of the lounge.
When I wrote the original article Peter was trying to open another location in Charlotte, NC. From the looks of things, that never happened. The Bar One Charlotte twitter account tweeted a couple of times in March and then faded away.
Overall, it seems Bar One is just getting by. They have decent Sunday night following and during the RHOA season they usually have a viewing party.
That’s the tea on Bar One for now.