by Erma H. on
Jake's Dilemma has the best weekly drink specials EVER! From $1 drafts on Monday to $12 bucket of beers on Friday, not a day goes by where there isn't something wonderful happening here. My favorite is 1/2 price entire bar EVERY DAY until 8 pm. You can stumble out of Jake's for less than $20, where else does that happen?! The atmosphere is casual and relaxing, great place for friends to get together and toss back a few. They do have like 3 beer pong tables, for those of you who actually enjoy playing dirty pong. There is a DJ on certain nights (Thurs-Sat?) after 8. The music is mostly classics from the 90's, can't really go wrong with that. The bartenders are super cool, as well as the waitresses. Jake's is seriously amazing..!
by Alfonzo Galuski on
Dustin and I really like our wine. I'm not ashamed to call myself a wino. We love tasting new and different wines. We have many aging bottles from our wine tasting trips through out California. But, we don't really do wine bars. Usually they are just so uptight with an older crowd - I mean I'm thinking Yuppie-ville Napa valley (a.k.a Yontville, CA) Vinotecca was different. Due to its Royal Oak location, the crowd was not old and stuffy at all. On the contrary, the patrons seemed to be 20's/30's enjoying the wine and food. We sat at the bar, and the bar tenders were very attentive while manning a busy bar. I liked the wine menu for beginners, with the symbols next to the wine descriptions. We were not very hungry so we just shared one of the larger appetizers. It was a very nice night of talking, sitting, enjoying the wine, and snacking - much like we would have done at home.
by German Falick on
I was really disappointed in this place. This seems like it would be a cool place to go to lunch, but for just bar/hanging out , it sucked. The food was allright, but the music was SO LOUD that I couldn't hear anything anyone was saying, and we all ended up just yelling at one another. I ordered a well drink and my glass was literally 4/5 ice. Seriously. And I paid for it. The beer list is sizeable and I really appreciated the ample seating. Our waitress was nice, but I just can't say that this is a good place to bring people you like, because you really won't be able to speak to them.