Stay away! Service & security is the RUDEST in the city
I've been irregularly frequenting this bar for the past 5 years & although I've usually gone during the day (I work in Little Italy) & the service/food is marginal, I go because it is one of the few bars in Little Italy that serves Guinness nice & cold. I've heard from others about how they were treated badly by either the wait or bar service, I never experienced anything too awful until Saturday 7/14/2007.
10 of us showed up Saturday night before midnight. Within 2 min of walking in, they yelled out last call. A few min later, we were told by the waitress that we need to ""quit talking & to start drinking"" because they would be closing soon. Then a security dude starts making his rounds to tell everyone that they would be closing in 10 minutes. 5 minutes pass & we were warned again twice by them both. Last time, he tells us that if we still have our drinks by the next time he comes around, he will TAKE OUR DRINKS away. We start moving towards the door (with beers in h& to finish up). Disgruntled security guy sees that we still have our (paid) drinks & starts to have some words with one from our group. We barely got out of there without getting thrown out. Keep in mind, we are a group of 30-45 year old professionals dressed nicely, not being loud & obnoxious at all. In & (forcibly) out, we were there for maybe 30 minutes at best.
I?ve been to many, bars all over the country, to pubs in Engl&, staying till closing at a few of them since the late 80?s & I have never been treated like this before. 2 days later & I?m still appalled enough to write. Obviously, my friends & I will definitely never be back but I?m also making sure to suggest to all 150+ office mates to do the same. Yet just another complaint to a growing list of others I?m sure.
If you happen to find yourself in Little Italy & wanting to knock back a couple of pints, do it someplace else unless you prefer insults & threats from service people. Shame on you Princess Pub!