At what point do flat screens and beer signs get tacky?
While there, I looked up and saw this banner. It's not a bad special, honesty -- you buy a pint of Samuel Adams and you get to keep the pint glass.
But I question the need to hang this big banner inside such a gorgeous space.
I had a similar thought when I went to the new Pratt Street Ale House (which replaced the Wharf Rat) last week ...
The downstairs bar had almost 10 large flat screen TVs and a dozen speakers. Granted, the Ale House is not as nice as Lucy's, but that's still a pretty classic-looking pub space.
And I understand that a lot of people think the more TVs the better. That's fine, and it certainly has its time and place. ESPN Zone in the Inner Harbor comes to mind.
But I believe there can be a balance -- a way to tastefully put TVs in a pub, and a way to tastefully advertise cool specials without spoiling the space. Am I wrong?
(Photo by me)