by dirk d. on
I sometimes wonder if being the only STRAIGHT guy in the room feels a lot like being the only black guy in the room. Yeah I'm pretty sure everyone knew. WHATEVER Excellent drinks, kind staff, WAAAAAYYY too friendly crowd. But respectful..... so its cool, only four stars GAY BOYZ!!! Blame that on there being only ONE bathroom :(
by Archie Mcmeekin on
I was sad to find out that this place opens 90 minutes before they start serving food. 90 minutes of drinking on empty stomach is never a good thing for Barney B or those that happen to be in his vicinity. Bartender, forewarned, managed to grab me some charcuterie prior to the official start of service and I will admit it was some of the best meat/cheese board I have had in a while. The space is big and open, the open kitchen is inviting, though the array of produce and bread at the most visible corner of the kitchen seemed very staged and didn't give me the impression it would actually make it into the night's meals. (my inner cynic, perhaps) But I do look forward to a return - good food, friendly service, and an interesting, smallish menu are all good reasons imho
by Teddy Hodan on
I was just puzzled by Whiskey Park. 1) Bouncer questions us. People make reservations for bars? Oh, but it's only us ladies and no men... Well, *wink* I can make an exception this time.... 2) Oh! What a surprise! It's so(oooo) exclusive that it's near empty, except for some balding, mid-life crisis dudes fresh from Miami. Sipping my $10 manhattan (dreaming about NOLA!), I feel my feet start to ache from my heels... 3) But nowhere to sit! Oh! What do I see here? There's a back bar that looks like the inside of a prom party bus, an exclusive one that just drove in from Miami. Darn, these tables are reserved for (yet to show up) patrons who order table service. I've never been in a bar that was so selective yet so undesirable. Their website pins the bar as a place for hipsters and the elite to mingle... false. It's more like the place you get roofied and vomit when you even think about it years later... OR a place to go if you have lots of chest hair, an aloha shirt, and some gold chains... Deana Carter had an album entitled, "Did I shave my legs for this?" And that is exactly what I asked myself at Whiskey Park.