Monday, January 11, 2010

Superdive now only open three nights a week

Now just open three nights a week for the winter...



..and the front door seems to have taken a shot...errant flip cup?

6 comments:

WB said...

Phew! Thought for moment I'd have to hire my own pirate midget to serve me champagne, but I see they've just moved the event to Thursday. And thankfully these are just winter hours. As soon as the weather turns we can resume nightly keg stands.

Goggla said...

Painfully wasted elegant champagne?

teenrockstarhm said...

Where do I begin? After reading rave reviews about the bar on Eater.com and other blogs, I convinced my friend into hosting her birthday party there. Seemed like a great idea. Keg service on Avenue A? Pretty cool. Making a reservation was a production to say the least. No answer on the phone. Mailbox full. One e-mail address for the res, then another one for the keg master. Late responses on the e-mail. Finally got the res. Show up at our reserved time last Friday night to find that they didn't have space for us. After speaking with the manager/host and waiting 30 minutes, they escort our party of 15 down to a basement that made the frat houses of SUNY Albany look like the Ritz. It was a shithole to say the very least. Plus, we were isolated with another party, away from the entire bar upstairs. They put us in a back corner and after we pay $400 CASH (sorry, no credit cards) we begin to forget about the mishap. Forgivable, perhaps. They played decent music and after a few drinks we began to have a good time. The end of the night approaches. The lights turn on. When all of a sudden, my friend notices a young looking man walking out the door of the basement with his arms full of coats and purses. Turns out they were ours. We were standing DIRECTLY next to our couch full of coats and this kid just walked right over and swiped them all. The thief made two hits, because 2 male friends' coats were already gone. After chasing after him, we grab our belongings back, minus the two coats already stolen and immediately turn to security. Security couldn't care less. They stared blankly at us and then told us to leave. We then realized that the kid was working with security! Not only did they not kick him out, we saw the kid walk into the back door of the basement with his co-workers/friends, into the downstairs server station/kitchen. Real nice. Its one thing to not be aware of your belongings and have them stolen as a result, but its an entirely different thing when the establishment is robbing their customers after ripping them off with an overpriced keg in a dumpy basement. I will NEVER go back and will continue to bad-mouth its name due to our outrageous experience with the staff.

My advice? Stay far away from Superdive unless you want to be robbed by the employees. Completely unprofessional!

Jill said...

That is one great story teenrockstar. Thank you so much for sharing it.

First, I hope you realize that you were having a good time because you were with your friends, not because you were in a stupid bar overpaying for drinks, and you could do that at any bar, preferably one near where you live.

Second, did you realize you were in NY and you have to watch your shit or it will certainly get stolen. I'm not sure I will ever understand where people got the idea that NY was safe but in the past few years I've seen countless women hang their handbags on the back of their chair and then leave it there to walk around, go to the bathroom, order a drink, make out with some dude. If I was a thief this would surely be how I would do it, you make it so easy.

And third, this story reminds me of legends of the Bowery bars that would lure in tourists with a reputation of total drunken fun (sound familiar?). The barkeep, or the on-site whores, would drug the customers (dropsy) rob them blind, and throw them into an alley, sometimes accidentally killing them. Maybe SuperDive is onto something here that we can wrap our arms around.

prodigal son said...

While its not unusual for people to get coats etc. stolen at a bar, this is the first time I've heard of the bar itself doing it. What a business plan! Maybe this is the beginning of a trend.

Anonymous said...

Someone who goes by the name "teenrockstar" and thinks a rave review on Eater.com is a sure sign of good times to be had and uses AOL into 20freaking10 doesn't deserve to have either a winter coat or $400 in cash!