Terrible service at Aloft's w xyz bar
In the four odd years I've been writing about nightlife, I've seen my share of bad bartenders.
But a night at Aloft Hotel's w xyz bar in the National Harbor was one of the worst. I'd completely forgotten about my time at the bar until a PR rep for Aloft e-mailed me today with a press release about the place.
This past summer, some friends and I went to a wedding near the National Harbor, and we stayed at Aloft. It's a nice hotel.
After the wedding, we went to the hotel bar, w xyz, for a drink.
I'm always on the lookout for great new bars, and w xyz looked pretty chic. The bar was back lit, and we plopped down in cushioned corner seats ...
Everyone else who was standing in line at the bar got drinks -- even the people behind me. After about 10 minutes, when there was no one else left to serve, the bartender came back to me and asked "What did you want again?"
I got my drinks but didn't leave a tip.
That, I think, was the last time I'll have a drink at the w xyz bar.(Photo by me)