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June 22, 2007

Service horror story

Anybody else had a run-in with a bad bartender lately? I did -- with a whole staff of them.

Went to a bar the other night and ran into some particularly atrocious service. (I'm writing about it for next week's nightlife column.) I stood alone at one end of a bar with money in my hand while two bartenders, one manager and a bar back completely ignored me.

They saw me standing there, and only half of the bar seats were full. But they just stood at the other end of the bar -- some of them just doing idle chores or drinking water.

I eventually got so frustrated I walked to the outside bar. That's a story in and of itself. The whole tale will be in next Thursday's LIVE section.

 


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 3:24 PM | | Comments (1)
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You poor, thirsty thing. I can't wait to find out where this place was.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.
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